Over the past two weeks, following a steady cascade of legislative mandates and institutional pronouncements, hundreds of American dermatologists and plastic surgeons have postponed thousands of nonessential procedures, in a move to enforce social distancing and spare medical supplies vital to the fight against COVID-19. Other practitioners, meanwhile, have remained open for business, unnerving the aesthetics community and leaving patients confused about the real risks posed by the coronavirus.

In an attempt to gain clarity, we shared your most pressing COVID-19 questions with some of our favorite dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Here, their insight and advice.