Novel uses for tried-and-true laser and energy-based technologies are improving the treatment of darker skin types and outcomes for a variety of skin conditions, according to a presentation by New York City-based dermatologist Roy G. Geronemus, M.D., and colleagues at yesterday’s American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery 2015 annual conference in Kissimmee, Fla.
Laser and light device treatments are infiltrating cosmetic and medical dermatology, causing many in the specialty to consider starting or growing laser practices. While the decision to go into the laser side of dermatology works out well for many, it can be a costly mistake for those who don’t do their homework, experts warn.
The hormonal and physical milieu of pregnancy precipitates many cutaneous skin changes, among them pigmentation and vascularity. All are considered normal during pregnancy and yet evoke a significant amount of patient anxiety.
The market for cosmetic surgery, facial aesthetics and lasers is expected to almost double in size and to exceed $3 billion over the next seven years, according to iData Research, a pharmaceutical market research firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia, PRNewswire reports.