Who can legally perform Sculpsure? Can someone who is not certified or medically trained perform this treatment?
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SculpSure should be done by an appropriately trained technician under the supervision of a physician.
Laws vary by state, but in general, you should be evaluated by a physician or surgeon who is knowledgeable about medical lasers as well as other fat reduction procedures before undergoing a procedure like this. Not all patients are ideal candidates for SculpSure and there are some contraindications. Furthermore, if you are evaluated by a surgeon who also performs liposuction, SmartLipo, and tummy-tucks, etc., you will be more likely to get an honest recommendation as to which procedure is best for you in order to achieve your goals. Certainly a Spa with no physician or surgeon on site could offer that.
Who Can Legally Perform Sculpsure? Can Someone Not Medically Trained Perform This Treatment?
No one who is not medically trained should ever perform Sculpsure or any other laser, light, or energy based treatment. In California this is also Illegal, and only an RN, RN Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant can perform the procedure.
See my answer in depth on this same question posted previously under the Sculpsure topic.
For a comprehensive review, see the California Board of Registered Nursing publication:
"The Bottom Line: The Business of Medicine - Medical Spas at this link:
Who can perform Sculpsure?
Rules regarding who can perform Sculpsure vary depending on the state. If your state does not require a doctor or nurse to perform this procedure, it may be a good idea to have it done in a clinical setting, such as a doctor's office.
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Thank you for your question. Laws vary between states, however, it is always best to seek the highest training/education credentials, and the most experience. I suggest that you move forward and consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
I would recommend having Sculpsure associated with a doctors office and not just a spa
Each state has different rules. Clearly the technician should be properly trained by either Sculpsure or the doctor. It is extremely safe, if performed by someone properly trained.
i personally suggest going to treatment that is in a doctors office and not just a "medispa".
david berman md
Who Can Perform SculpSure?
Because many clinics can have an aesthetician or medical assistant perform SculpSure, you should do your homework first. Many clinics have aestheticians perform the procedure, but will have the physician first decide if you are a good candidate and explain if and where the laser heads should be placed. Not everyone is a good candidate. SculpSure does not treat loose skin areas without subdermal fat, or abdominal fat which is underneath the muscle. Also this treatment will reduce around 1 inch per treatment, so if 3 or more inches is the desired result over an entire abdomen or back, it may be easier and cheaper to do one treatment of Vaser Liposulpting in the office while you are awake and be done with the process in a few hours. My advice is to go to a clinic where the physician does your consult and then oversees the treatment plan and procedure done by the office staff. You deserve to get your money's worth and the best result possible!
Who can perform Sculpsure?
Each state is different as to who may perform SculpSure. You can contact Cynosure directly for a referral to a trained SculpSure professional in your area.
Depends on the state
Each state licenses medical procedures and who can perform them differently. There are also rules for medical devices and procedures under a doctors supervision.
Who can legally perform SculpSure
SculpSure is a powerful fat sculpting device that uses special fat-targeting lasers to permanently destroy approximately 24% of the fat cells in the targeted area. Generally each treatment cycle uses all four of specially cooled "paddles" or cups to target stubborn fat at the "muffin top", love handles, saddlebag area, etc.. In our state, all medical lasers require a physician trained in the devise to check the setup and the settings and to "push the button". Each treatment cycle requires less than 30 minutes.
Who Can Perform SculpSure
In New York state you do not have to have a medical license to perform SculpSure, however I would not advise having this procedure done at a facility that is not supervised by a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. That being said, a great benefit of SculpSure is that it is a very safe treatment without room for human error, as the machine will not allow treatment to proceed until everything is properly set up. Once the machine is properly set up and attached, treatment will proceed on it's own and the only variable that can be changed are the settings being moved up or down.
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