Warren B. Seiler III, MD
, is a Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon
, specializing exclusively in Cosmetic Laser Procedures and Injectables
Through his position as Executive Director of the American Board of Laser Surgery, Dr. Seiler is currently working with state medical boards, health departments, and laser safety societies in the United States and other countries to further educate patients and practitioners about laser safety awareness and the training necessary to obtain safe and effective patient results.
The Co-Author of the American Board of Laser Surgery
Textbook, Examination manual, and exams, Dr. Seiler has trained and examined physicians and practitioners in the United States and in many other countries. He is an international speaker, preceptor, and physician trainer for Lumenis Laser Company and for Allergan (manufacturer of Botox and Juvederm).
Dr. Seiler and his staff of skin care experts specialize in cosmetic laser and aesthetic treatments for the treatment of aging, sun damage, melasma, rosacea, acne, skin laxity, scars and a variety of other skin and traditionally titled dermatology conditions.
Treatments and Services
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- Cosmetic Laser Surgery
- Injectable Treatments
- Dermatology Conditions
- Aesthetic Facial Treatments
- Breast Prosthetics
Although I have been called to evaluate many cosmetic laser and Cosmetic injection cases over the years (both plaintiff and defense), two particular cases really stand out. One was a plaintiff case and the second was a defense case.
Lawsuits pertaining to injuries from laser treatments gone awry or just not as expected are on the rise. Part of the issue is the lack of objective training protocols. There is relatively vague legal language across many state medical boards and often lax regulation of these procedures, who is allowed to perform them, and what training and supervision is required.
One of the most common questions that other physicians ask me is how to begin to use lasers in their practice. It can seem exciting, yet daunting, to bring in a new procedure that centers on a device.
With the current boom in noninvasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, many practitioners are learning to use dermal fillers. Novice practitioners will commonly focus more on the lines or "simple-appearing" problem areas in which the patient desires improvement. This common mistake can lead to a lessthan- desirable result and unhappy patient if the "problem" isn't properly addressed.
"For the physician to grow a cosmetic injectable practice, both a variety of products as well as a mastery of technique are key ingredients in the recipe for success. If one had to choose between variety and technique, I believe that it is the technique that will ultimately provide desired results and thus create many happy return visits from patients. Repeat business is the goal.
During the past ten to fifteen years, the number of cosmetic laser and light procedures performed has exploded. According to a 2012 report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the following increases have occurred: