THE DERMATOLOGIST — There are hundreds of lasers and lights used in the field of dermatology, none of which are inexpensive, so it is important to carefully select those that will best fit your specific practice. Making this decision can be particular ly daunting for a new provider interested in embarking upon this sizeable purchase decision within a young practice. Matching your practice style and geography is critical to the right move. For example, the pulsed dye laser – ideal for hemangiomas and port-wine stains – was our practice’s first laser when we saw mostly children. A fractional CO2 ablative laser would not have made sense then. Likewise, in New York City or Los Angeles, age-defying lasers may be more relevant than in a remote area where an ultraviolet B box may prove a serious workhorse and greater revenue generator for the practice.
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