Introduction

March 1, 2003

As the number of new dermatologic procedures and laser treatments grows, more and more patients are seeking out the rewards of cosmetic dermatology. With these technological advances comes an increasing need for effective topical anesthesia. Recently, two esteemed cosmetic dermatologists, Ch?rie Ditre, MD, and Mark G. Rubin, MD, participated in a teleconference to discuss the merits of pain mitigation in the procedures they perform.