In 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.
Dermatologists should consider the features of the nasal defect when weighing options for repair.
Consider the desires of the patient when assessing options for both repair and treatments to mitigate post-surgical scar formation.
The dermatologist must determine the choice of which procedure will likely achieve the best aesthetic outcome overall.
The FDA has granted breakthrough therapy designation to tocilizumab (Actemra, Genentech) for the treatment of systemic sclerosis, a rare and potentially life-threatening disease with no FDA-approved therapy.
Jill Waibel, M.D., discusses lasers and light-based technology with Dermatology Times. Dr. Waibel, owner of Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, will be a panel member at the laser roundtable discussion at the 2014 Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology meeting in June.
Being able to open a peanut butter jar may not sound like much. But to a severely burned teenager who couldn’t do so before undergoing scar revision with ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR), it’s huge.