How can I book an appointment, and can it be done online? Is the laser treatment done immediately or is there some kind of assessment appointment first? Can the treatment be done by a nurse? How does laser treatment differ between a physician and a nurse? How much time should I reserve for an appointment? Here are the most common questions we receive daily about our laser treatments.
Booking an appointment
If you are booking your first appointment for laser treatment, always make an appointment with a dermatologist who is trained in laser treatments first. A dermatologist will assess your situation and suitability for laser treatment. You can book an appointment either online or by phone. An appointment usually takes approximately 15-20 minutes. Your physician will later guide you on how much time you should reserve for the actual treatment session and whether or not the treatment should be done with an anesthetic cream.
Is the laser treatment done immediately, or is there an assessment appointment first?
If the problem of your skin can be treated by laser, it is sometimes possible to have the treatment done during the assessment appointment. For more time-consuming treatments, an actual treatment session will be booked separately at a time that suits you while taking into account the time needed for recovery.
Can the treatment be done by a nurse?
Your physician will give you an SV3-referral if the problem of your skin can be treated by a nurse. A nurse’s treatment always requires a referral because the laser equipment we use is powerful and is a mandatory requirement from the licensing authority. A medical reason is always needed for a laser treatment. In their referral, your physician will register how many laser treatment sessions the referral allows, and it will include a possible diagnosis as well.
How does laser treatment differ between a physician and a nurse?
Our physicians and nurses are trained in the use of the same laser equipment for various treatments such as hair loss for example. However, our trained dermatologists have better and more advanced expertise in all types of skin treatments. Your physician may take a broader view of your skin problem than laser treatment alone and prescribe medication or recommend alternative treatments and examinations.
Nurses can only give laser treatments as prescribed by a physician. Nurses trained in the use of a laser do a lot of serial treatments for hair removal or treating toenail fungus. Nurse administered laser treatments that take longer or require additional sessions are also more affordable for the client.
In order to ensure that our clients receive the best care available, only our dermatologists carry out laser treatments for skin tumors and vascular and skin changes caused by age, scarring, or pigmentation disorders.
How much time needs to be reserved for the appointment?
An assessment session with a dermatologist usually takes about 15-20 minutes. Your physician will later inform you on how much time is required for the actual treatment session. The same applies to booking an appointment with a nurse. During the first appointment, your nurse will advise you about the time needed for subsequent sessions.
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