Aesthetic lasers

Zapping Away Pigment

The top pigment-targeting lasers, and when it’s time to upgrade your offerings.
Aesthetic Devices

The distinct dark color of excess pigmentation in the skin is the ideal target for laser therapy. The top melanin-targeting wavelengths include 532nm, 694nm, 755nm and 1,064nm. Equally important in choosing the best wavelength is choosing the correct device with the appropriate pulse duration and spot sizes for the individual patient and concern. On the following pages, aesthetic laser physicians share how they select the right laser modalities to banish their patients’ unwanted brown spots and benign lesions. The first step is to identify the pigmentation concern you want to address.

Gale Force Aesthetics To Distribute LASEROPTEK Line in U.S.

Gale Force Aesthetics has signed a nationwide, multi-year, exclusive distribution agreement with Korea-based LASEROPTEK, a developer and manufacturer of world-class laser devices for aesthetic and medical dermatology applications. The agreement covers sales, marketing and service for LASEROPTEK’s entire line of U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared laser systems in the U.S. market.

Practice Management: Anatomy of a Laser Contract

Understanding the key provisions of a laser contract can help you in your purchasing decisions.
Understanding Laser Contracts

Laser treatments have become a staple of the medical aes­thetics industry. More than 2.5 million laser treatments—including laser hair removal, leg vein treatments, and ablative and nonablative skin resurfacing—were performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2016 statistics.

ASLMS to Host East Coast Aesthetics Course

ASLMS to Host East Coast Aesthetics Course

The American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) will host an East Coast Laser Aesthetics Course on September 20-21, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, New Jersey.

This course is designed for anyone who desires to have a deeper understanding of how lasers work and then apply that knowledge to accomplish optimum clinical outcomes. It is geared toward individuals who currently use or are investigating the use of lasers and other light-based technology in an array of clinical aesthetic applications.

Combined Laser Treatment Reduces Scarring and Improves Cosmetic Outcomes for Basal Cell Carcinoma Patients

Pulsed dye and Nd:YAG laser for BCC

Combination treatment with pulsed dye and Nd:YAG lasers is effective for some basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and may offer better cosmetic outcomes for patients, according to a new study published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (January 2014).

For “Combined 585nm Pulsed-Dye and 1,064nm Nd:YAG Lasers for the Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma”), Harvard researchers, H. Ray Jalian, MD, et al, studied the outcomes of 10 patients with 13 biopsy-proven BCCs who underwent four combined PDL and Nd:YAG at treatments two to four week intervals.

ASLMS Seeking Abstracts

The American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery is now accepting scientific abstracts for possible presentation at Laser 2013, the 33rd annual meeting of the ASLMS. Abstracts describing the latest research and clinical findings about laser medicine and related technologies must be submitted for consideration online by Monday, October 22, 2012 at
www.aslmsabstract.org/.