lasers

The aesthetic for-profit practiceFour cosmetic physicians share their most profitable nonsurgical procedures.
Know your state's laser laws
Know your state's laser lawsWhile laws vary from state to state as to who in a practice can legally operate a laser or light source or energy-based device, the responsibility often lies with the practice physician, according to Mathew M. Avram, M.D., J.D.
24 different uses for medical laser technologies
24 different uses for medical laser technologiesIn August, our table of the month focuses on different types and uses for laser technologies as outlined by Dr. Ron Wheeland.
6 steps for a practice-based laser safety program
6 steps for a practice-based laser safety programIn this slideshow, Patti Owens, R.N., M.H.A., C.M.L.S.O. describes six steps practices can take to improve laser and energy device safety for patients and staff.
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.
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.
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.
'Dr. Scar' shares treatment pearlsA U.S. dermatologist shares his experience working with a Chinese plastic surgeon who does a high-volume of scar treatments.
Fractioned laser benefits for skin resurfacingFractioned laser systems for skin resurfacing can be separated into four categories and there are benefits to each type depending on the type of patient being treated.
What’s old is new: MicroneedlingMicroneedling techniques are mimicking results often associated with laser treatment, according to Tina S. Alster, M.D., director of Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, Washington, DC, who presented “Will Microneedling Replace Lasers?” at the 2016 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) annual meeting in New Orleans.