Learn about ultrapulse CO2 lasers, Bellafil, vaxolaser, sclerotherapy and more cosmetic dermatology procedures from Dr. Kachiu Lee MD. Considerations in non-white skin, affordability, and how cosmetic surgery has become more acceptable in culture.
We hear her why to not only specialize in dermatology but more of the cosmetic side of dermatology. It’s a story of family, self-confidence and making an impact that is truly palpable to the patient.
How have people and other doctors come around to having a positive and almost boastful attitude to cosmetic surgery when in the past it was hidden?
Quality of Life research has shown improvements in social, physical, and mental functioning after cosmetic procedures.
The Ultrapulse fractionated CO2 laser is effective for treatment of scars, wrinkles, and other signs of photodamage. It is her favorite go to Powerhouse laser even for keloid type scars and really bad teenage acne scars.
When treating African American or Asian skin, what precautions must be made so hypopigmentation does not occur?
What are non-ablative lasers (vaxolaser), chemical peels and Bellafil?
Bellafil is the only FDA approved collagen rejuvenator for acne scars.
Can makeup cover up facial texture issues?
If you can’t afford 10 laser sessions, does she recommend doing just 2 or should you try a different option all together?
What is sclerotherapy for leg veins? Think varicose veins (how do you get those). This is an injection that can coagulate the vein and the body resorbs it. It sounds wild to me, so I asked her for more details. What are some ways to prevent varicose veins from forming in the first place (plus who is at risk)?
What are her go to marketing ideas?
Did you know freckles and redness in the face could be removed (Fraxil procedure)?
What does she do in the waiting room, staff training etc to give patients that WOW experience?
What has been more of a concern in training and patient interaction with some patients, her race or her gender?
How do you determine if you should go into dermatology instead of another specialty?
What does she look for in hiring staff and once hired what is a tale tell sign they will stick around?
Kachiu Lee MD is board-certified and cosmetic fellowship trained dermatologist with a specialty in laser treatments. She practices dermatology in Nantucket, RI.
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