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Emerging Laser and Aesthetic Technology
Saturday, March 22
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
M. Christine Lee, MD, FAAD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Compare new technologies with pre-existing older technology.
- Examine and evaluate the latest cutting-edge technologies.
- Recognize the latest research supporting the technology.
There has been a rapid proliferation of laser and aesthetic technology over the last several years. Examples include innovations in lasers, light-based, radiofrequency, ultrasound, and combination devices. An overview of the evolution of laser treatments for medical and cosmetic purposes, invasive and noninvasive approaches, high-tech and low-tech techniques will be presented. New and emerging technologies will be examined and evaluated for their potential roles in the physicians armamentarium, and they will be compared to pre-existing older technology. Special emphasis will be placed on devices used in common cosmetic dermatologic challenges. One of the goals of this session is to help the practitioner approach the decision making process of choosing and utilizing laser and aesthetic technology with greater awareness and knowledge. New and emerging technologies will include skin tightening (comparing monopolar with unipolar radiofrequency, infrared light sources, ultrasound, needle delivery devices), all types of fractional resurfacing, and comparisons of the newest fractional CO2 lasers, body contouring, and fat melting devices.