AAD Aesthetic 2017

Advances in lasers, light sourcesLaser and light source treatments target many of the most common skin conditions that dermatologists encounter. The recent expansion in laser dermatology is both promising and exciting as the treatments available to derms and their patients continue to grow. New technologies are taking laser and light source treatments in new directions of skin structure imaging, epidermal harvesting, tissue rejuvenation, and new types of photodynamic therapies.
Laser and device-based scar treatment updateDermatologist Arielle N.B. Kauvar, M.D., and colleagues talked about scar types, best treatment options and new devices and techniques during their presentation at the 2017 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
Advances in lasers, light sourcesDermatology has been at the forefront of the laser and light development—an area in aesthetic and medical dermatology that has surged in recent years, according to Jill S. Waibel, M.D.
The picosecond differenceIn addition to treating tattoos and pigmented lesions, new picosecond devices also treat sun damage and scarring. The results achieved by picosecond lasers are due to photothermal as well as photomechanical effects. Picosecond pulse duration lasers have an excellent safety/side effect profile in individuals of all skin types.
Tips for treating men with BotoxDermatologists treating men’s frown lines with neurotoxins should take a few important things into consideration, according to Miami, Fla.-based dermatologist Jeremy B. Green, M.D.
New devices help patients age gracefullyToday’s dermatologists have access to “incredible” energy-based devices that help patients to cosmetically age gracefully, says Michael H. Gold, M.D., medical director, Gold Skin Care Center and Tennessee Clinical Research Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Global perspecitves on cosmetic fillersWith so many new and exciting filler products in the U.S. pipeline, American dermatologists and their patients are in for a treat, according to Hassan I. Galadari, M.D.
6 considerations before making that laser purchaseChoosing the right laser devices can add to the bottom line and patient satisfaction; choosing the wrong devices can be a drain on a practice’s viability.
Emerging cosmeceuticalsWhile there is still much to learn about these new products, preliminary studies are promising, according to Patricia Farris, M.D.
5 tips to enhance the surgical experienceDrs. Charlene Lam and Elizabeth Billingsley offer insights to optimize the surgical experience for dermatologists and their patients.