Author | Joely Kaufman, M.D.

Articles

Ultrasound technology may be useful treatment for rosacea

January 15, 2020

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.

Combining correct laser device with type of acne scar boosts clearance

January 31, 2013

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.

Laser options grow for hypertrophic, keloid scarring

December 31, 2012

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.

New microwave device for hyperhidrosis proves promising

August 01, 2012

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).

Noninvasive devices for lifting, tightening gaining momentum

January 01, 2010

New devices are hitting the market with claims of skin-tightening capabilities.

Wound healing: Laser, light technologies show promise for advancing care of chronic lesions

December 01, 2009

The treatment of chronic wounds simulates an entire industry of products - including laser devices.

The right tool: Lesion type determines which laser, light device is best choice

September 01, 2009

Hyperpigmented lesions come in many varieties. Etiologies vary from sun exposure to trauma to inflammation, and even idiopathic origins.

Fractional Resurfacing

January 01, 2007

Ablative laser resurfacing with pulsed carbon dioxide and erbium YAG lasers, when introduced, was considered radical for its day.

Do lasers have a role in wound healing?

November 01, 2006

Evidence exists in animal studies indicating LLLT may play a role in treating wound infections including those of bacterial and fungal etiologies.

New column will simplify laser choices, use

October 01, 2006

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.