Can an Esthetician Do VelaShape Treatments Without Being Supervised?

For example, at a med-spa. Or can any esthetician do the treatment?

Doctor Answers 3

Velashape Treatment

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Thank you for your question. Depending on where you live, the requirements for treatments differs. I think it is always best to consult with a board-certified doctor before undergoing treatment. Best of luck.

Can esthitician perform Velashape unsupervised?

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Who can perform cosmetic treatments vary based on state and what the procedure actually falls under (for example, medical device, injections, etc)

First, I do suggest you undergo a proper evaluation by a physician who specifically is trained in the treatment you are interested in. You want to be sure you are an ideal candidate, have no contra-indications and that skilled individual will be the most likely person to give you the best clinical outcome.

Along with all the traing comes knowledge specific to each device. This allows the practitioner to produce results some less skilled or experienced treaters may not be able to achieve

Lori A. Brightman, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon


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Rules of who can perform what treatment varies from state to state. You should check with the licensing department of the state in which you seek treatment. Preferably, you should be referred after consultation and examination by a physician for treatment, to make sure it is an appropriate treatment for you. The physician can refer you to a reputable practice or spa that does the appropriate treatment.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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