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).
Tumor recognition has long been a stumbling block for cancer vaccine esearch.
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.
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.
Washington - Attempts to explain the aging process at the cellular level have identified two main culprits - intrinsic aging and photoaging. "When referring to the skin," said Mina Yaar, M.D., "it's important to differentiate between intrinsic or chronologic aging that comprises the clinical, histologic, and physiologic changes in sun-protected skin, and photoaging, defined as the clinical, histologic, and physiologic changes in habitually sun-exposed skin." She is professor of dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Yaar will speak on molecular mechanisms in aging and photoaging at the AAD meeting scheduled here February 6-11.
New York - If two heads are better than one, imagine what 40 can do. Such was the premise of the Consensus Net Meeting on Dermoscopy (CNMD), held over a four-month period in October 2000. It joined colleagues from 13 countries to evaluate 108 pigmented skin lesions and found that diagnostic sensitivity for melanoma improves when the diagnosis is made by a consensus of multiple examiners online.