When Will Dermatology Offices Fully Reopen After the Coronavirus? An Expert Weighs In
For double-board certified plastic surgeon Melissa Doft, MD, she’s going to be prioritizing completing the backlog of urgent surgeries that COVID prevented. “These are considered level three surgeries [elective surgeries are level zero],” said Dr. Doft. “Level three surgeries would be hip fractures, breast cancer, and melanoma, which have been on hold.” After that, she’ll begin working on elective procedures.
“After June 15, we will be able to perform botox, fillers, lasers again without it being a criminal act,” said Dr. Doft. “Each provider will have to make their own decision on whether it is the right time. It is unclear at this point if all of these patients will have to be tested for COVID prior to undergoing a non-invasive procedure.”