Used alone or in combination with aminolevulinic acid (ALA), lasers and light sources have shown effectiveness in treating acne, according to an expert.
As nonablative rejuvenation techniques advance, physicians are striving for more impressive results in a higher percentage of patients, an expert says.
Common legal issues facing physicians who perform cosmetic laser treatments include medical malpractice, as well as issues related to physician extenders and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), an expert says.
As new cosmetic treatments are introduced and physicians' understanding of existing treatments grows, determining whether a particular technology fits in one's practice requires evaluating arguments both pro and con, says the president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).
Although many lasers have earned Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for treating patients of color, an expert says that physicians' expertise has yet to catch up with the technology available.
Further down the road, pluripotential hair follicle bulge stem cells might provide a solution for hair replacement, but not for 10 to 20 years, according to Dr. Leigh.
Tumor recognition has long been a stumbling block for cancer vaccine esearch.
Atlanta - With laser resurfacing on the decline, dermatologists might see more complications with dermabrasion and peels, partly because the sheer number of these procedures is rising. However, other factors are also at play.
Washington, D.C. -- When it comes to complications from laser resurfacing, prevention is the best medicine. For patients, this means picking the most qualified doctor available. For doctors, it's sometimes a matter of knowing your limitations.
Washington, D.C. - With a handful of new options expected to receive FDA approval within a year, the field of tissue augmentation stands poised to undergo a seismic shift. "The bottom line is, tissue augmentation is about to change dramatically," said Mariano E. Busso, M.D. He is clinical professor in the University of Miami's department of dermatology, chief of dermatology at Mercy Hospital, also in Miami, Fla., and a private practitioner who is board-certified in dermatology.