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Microdermabrasion La Jolla


San Diego Mask Medical Spa is a full service La Jolla Medspa offering facials, massage, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, advanced crust care products, laser hair removal, photofacial IPL, Operative FX, and Liposuction. Other services include botox,

Is Your Doctor Qualified to Treat Your Varicose Veins?

Have you recently gone to your dentist’s office to see a sign posted that she now offers Botox? Does your OBGYN now offer laser treatment for telangiectasias? Is your family practitioner suddenly treating varicose veins in his office? More than ever, there is an uptick in the number of doctors expanding their practices to include cosmetic procedures. Sure, you might want to trust the doctor you’ve been seeing for years, and it’s convenient to go to one place to address all your medical and cosmetic concerns. And it’s okay, since they are MDs, right?

Why not all doctors are qualified

Medical professionals have their areas of study. But some, enticed by the promise of expanded business (and income), get quick weekend training or conference certification. Some claim that since they already have a medical degree, that it is perfectly safe for them to administer what they see as cosmetic treatment. But board-certified dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, and especially phlebologists have an expertise to see beyond shortcuts and know exactly how to treat a specific condition. Skin and veins require additional, highly specialized expertise, and it takes more than 4-day-long workshops to acquire that. Proficiently handling lasers and injections is its own area of expertise, as well, which requires a lot of education, training, and experience.