laser procedures

TCP gains traction as modality for glaucoma cases with good visual potentialA proprietary glaucoma device has changed current thinking about cyclophotocoagulation by offering another option in the glaucoma treatment algorithm and allowing earlier laser intervention when medical treatment comes up short.
Laser tattoo removal: rethinking ink
Laser tattoo removal: rethinking inkNew picosecond lasers allow for faster treatment of several once-difficult tattoo inks such as green, blue, red, orange and yellow. Meanwhile, Q-switched laser regimens continue to evolve, sometimes in combination with fractional ablation.
At-Home Devices: Do They Affect Your Business?Have over-the-counter devices reduced the number of laser procedures you perform? Laser Roundtable panel members Michael Gold, M.D., and Barry DiBernardo, M.D., answer at the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery 2014 meeting.
Medical Liability and Laser TreatmentsDoes your medical liability insurance increase when you incorporate laser procedures in practice? David Goldberg, M.D., J.D., offers his legal expertise during the Laser Roundtable at Vegas Cosmetic Surgery 2014. Michael Gold, M.D., asks about the legal benefits of patients signing waivers for at-home device treatments.
How, why to start a laser practice
How, why to start a laser practiceLaser 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.
Light, laser therapy may stimulate hair growthThere is evidence of how light or laser therapy may stimulate hair growth, according to an expert who spoke at a dermatology symposium about the facts and myths of laser and light therapy.
Newer lasers, older modalities find their niche for resurfacingAlthough use of older resurfacing modalities is falling in favor of fractional lasers and fillers, experts say, dermabrasion and chemical peels continue to play a role for some operators.
Novel laser uses span scars, striae, tattoosAlone or in combination with other lasers, the picosecond laser can treat a variety of cosmetic concerns including tattoos, scars and striae, an expert says.
Vendors’ data gathering concerns cliniciansCharles E. Crutchfield III, M.D., is a fan of CoolSculpting technology, but he says he doesn’t like what Zeltiq, CoolSculpting’s maker, tried to do after he bought the machine.
Non-physician laser procedures draw more lawsuitsLawsuits related to laser procedures performed by non-physicians are on the rise — particularly those performed outside a traditional medical setting.