Despite the popularity of fractional ablative resurfacing, full-field erbium resurfacing still has an important role in skin rejuvenation.
Laser technologies can be an added benefit to your practice, but be a smart consumer, experts say.
Laser technology may be one of the most important purchases for a dermatology practice. Anne Chapas, M.D., of Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York, suggests that physicians do their research before making such an important investment. “I’ve actually seen people go bankrupt because they didn’t know how to use this very expensive laser that they purchased,” she said. Dr. Chapas suggests the following considerations before making your first purchase.
A pulsed dye laser developed for the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions on the face, has been shown to be effective for facial rejuvenation on just one pass, a small study shows.
The long-held belief that combining lasers with fillers could destabilize or damage fillers has largely been debunked. You can safely use both together, say physicians reporting at this year's ASLMS meeting. In this article, dermatologists cover how best to apply energy-based devices with cosmetic injectables safely and effectively.