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    Debunking the myths of laser treatments for darker skin


    Train first, treat second

    For all indications, Dr. Battle recommends that practitioners take appropriate education courses, particularly courses that include hands on training. 

    “It is the practitioner’s responsibility to use the right laser or device and to become an expert not only with technology but on the nuances of treating skin of color,” he says.


    Dr. Battle recommends choosing only laser treatments with proven success and to stand strongly by the Hippocratic Oath of doing no harm.

    “Treat more conservatively because you probably do not know the DNA of the patient you are treating,” he says. ƒ

    Disclosures:  Dr. Battle reports no relevant financial disclosures.


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