laser therapy

Promising laser advancesFractionated lasers can help with everything from scar contractures to delivering living tissue – such as stem cell treatments – through the skin, says an expert
Considerations when treating children with lasersA laser is a suitable mode of treatment for certain dermatologic conditions in pediatric patients; however, there are certain procedural aspects that physicians should consider when treating younger children.
Lasers in melanoma careLaser for melanoma in situ (MIS) should generally be reserved for nonsurgical, usually elderly patients. When indicated, MIS may be treated with CO2 laser or with combined Q-switched Nd:YAG and imiquimod. Any atypical-appearing lesion should be biopsied prior to the start of a laser treatment.
Laser and injectable options for treatment of keloidsLaser treatments, non-steroid injectables, and topical applications of imiquimod cream are proving to be effective in the treatment of keloids and excessive scarring. In many cases, recurrence rates have dropped to 20% and lower from former highs of 70% or more.
Tips to avoid laser device complicationsJoel L. Cohen, M.D. offers advice to avoid some laser complications and helps colleagues better understand reasoning behind combination therapy with injectables.
Experts note the biggest impacts to derm in 2015We’re looking back on what made the biggest impacts on dermatology in 2015. This is what your peers had to say.
Should you wait after isotretinoin to treat acne with laser?Dermatology Times editorial advisor, Dr. Elaine Siegfried continues the discussion on isotretinoin with Jim Leyden, M.D., emeritus professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. In this final segment, the two discuss whether a waiting period is necessary before treating acne scars and the questionable existence of pityrosporum folliculitis.
The who, what, when, why and how of selective laser trabeculoplastySelective laser trabeculoplasty is safe and effective for reducing IOP in patients with glaucoma. However, not all patients respond to treatment and its effects are not permanent even in those who respond well.
Evolving laser therapies for rosacea symptomsErythematotelangiectatic rosacea, characterized by diffuse and persistent facial redness and telangiectasias, is a challenging disease to treat. Recent advances in laser and light therapies appear effective in improving these symptoms.
Lasers becoming standard of care for scar treatmentLaser treatments are rapidly becoming the standard of care for a wide variety of scars, according to an expert who spoke Thursday at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.