Drs. López and Kaufman discuss two new studies that examine the use of ultrasound technology as a new modality for treatment of erythematotelangiectatic and refractory rosacea.
Joely Kaufman, M.D.
Acne scars are potentially socially debilitating lifelong reminders of the condition. Fortunately, modern laser therapy allows dermatologists to offer their patients hope for improvement. Prior to initiating laser therapy for acne scars it is important to consider the types of scars encountered.
Revolutionized by the advent of fractional laser technology, laser surgery for scars continues to evolve. However, clinicians continue to be confronted with a wide variety of scar types without a well-established treatment algorithm.
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can be a physically and emotionally distressing condition. In 2004, the United States prevalence rates were estimated to be 1.4 percent (more than 4 million people; Strutton DR, Kowalski JW, Glasser DA, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2004;51(2):241-248).
New devices are hitting the market with claims of skin-tightening capabilities.
The treatment of chronic wounds simulates an entire industry of products — including laser devices.
Hyperpigmented lesions come in many varieties. Etiologies vary from sun exposure to trauma to inflammation, and even idiopathic origins.
Ablative laser resurfacing with pulsed carbon dioxide and erbium YAG lasers, when introduced, was considered radical for its day.
Evidence exists in animal studies indicating LLLT may play a role in treating wound infections including those of bacterial and fungal etiologies.
Are you confused about lasers? Are you afraid to admit that you don't know the difference between "Q- switched" and "pulsed dye"? You are not alone and we are here to help "shed the light" on the confusing array of lasers and light devices.