OK to Have a Non-physician Administer Pearl Laser Treatment?
- Asked by pearly000008 in ottawa
- 4 years ago
The question is: a non-physician administered the Pearl fractional. She took the course only and works in the clinic. What is recommended?
Also, could there be any long-term damages to my face? It is quite red and swollen with bruising on the sides of my eyes (probably from the block freezing).
Check with your state and local laws. The laser should not cause bruising, that is likely due to local blocks. Thank you for your question and good luck with everything.
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The law varies in each state
In Georgia, it's okay to have a non-physician perform Pearl laser. The legal liability varies from state to state. Both of my registered nurses are trained in Pearl laser under my direction.
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Laws vary from state to state
The legal ability for non-physicians to provide medical services varies around the US. That said, because Pearl is ablative, and tissue is destroyed, I would never delegate this procedure in my office.
Regarding your complication, I'd make sure the clinic's supervising physician checks you out ASAP.
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