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F029 - Advances in Lasers and Light Sources: What's the Truth?

Friday, March 1; 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Evaluate new and emerging technologies in laser and light treatment compared with established standards and treatment protocols.
  • Discuss “pearls and pitfalls” common to current widespread laser use and how to avoid succumbing to inefficacious laser practice
  • Explore the latest research in laser, light, and other devices for medical and aesthetic dermatology including emerging areas of interest such as female wellness controversies, the tattoo conundrum, and the future of devices on the horizon of clinical practice.


This course is intended for dermatologists with a strong foundation in laser-tissue interaction. Several experts across the field of medical and cosmetic dermatology will present information on advanced topics in laser surgery and how to improve both clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. Popularly used and groundbreaking new devices alike will be discussed alongside an extensive exploration into the future of the field. This educational session will serve to enhance understanding of the potential and traps of current treatment options and offer an exciting insight into what is to come.


  • Alexiades, Macrene, MD, PhD: Allergan, Inc – A(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Lumenis – I(Grants/Research Funding); Syneron Candela – A(Grants/Research Funding), I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Avram, Mathew M., MD, JD: Alastin Skincare, Inc – C(Fees); Allergan, Inc – C(Fees); Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc – C(ST); Invasix – C(Fees); Masters of Aesthetics, Inc. – F(Fees); Merz Aesthetics – C(Fees); Sciton Inc. – A(Fees); Sienna Biopharmaceuticals – A(Fees); Zalea, LLC – C(Fees); Zeltiq Aesthetics – C(Fees);
  • Haedersdal, Merete, MD, PhD: Cynosure – I(EQ); Leo Pharma A/S – I(Grants/Research Funding); Lutronics, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Novoxel – I(Grants/Research Funding); PerfAction – I(EQ); Procter & Gamble Company – C(Grants/Research Funding); Sebacia, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Kauvar, Arielle N.B., MD: ArchiMed – I(Grants/Research Funding); Lumenis – C(Fees); Novoxel – I(Grants/Research Funding); Sebcaia, Inc – C(Fees); Syneron, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Kelly, Kristen Marie, MD: Allergan, Inc – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Asclepion Laser Technologies GmbH – O(EQ); Candela Corporation – O(EQ), O(NC); New Star Lasers – I(EQ); R2 Dermatology, Inc. – I(EQ); Reliant Technologies, Inc. – O(EQ); Sciton, Inc. – C(H), SP(H); Shanghai Fudan-Zhangjiang Bio Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. – C(H); Thermage – O(EQ); Vivosight – C(EQ);
  • Ross, E. Victor Jr., MD: Candela Corporation – A(Grants/Research Funding), I(H); Cutera, Inc. – I(EQ), I(Grants/Research Funding); Lumenis – I(EQ), I(H); Sebcaia, Inc – A(H); Syneron, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Waibel, Jill S., MD: Alma Lasers – SP(H); Aquavit Pharmaceuticals – I(SO); Candela Corporation – SP(H); Cutera, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Lumenis – I(H); Lutronics, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Michelson Diagnostics Ltd. – I(EQ); Regenx – C(Grants/Research Funding); Sciton Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Sebacia, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Vivosight – I(Grants/Research Funding); Zeltiq Aesthetics – SP(H);
Friday, March 1
3:30 PM
Dr. Waibel / Introduction
3:34 PM
Dr. Kelly / Optimizing Vascular Lesion Removal in 2019
3:48 PM
Dr. Haedersdal / Laser Assisted Drug Delivery: A New Strategy to Optimize Results
4:02 PM
Dr. Alexiades / Women's Genitourinary Health: Controversies
4:16 PM
All faculty / Questions and Answers
4:25 PM
Dr. Waibel / Resurfacing: Scars and Wrinkles
4:39 PM
Dr. Kauvar / New and Emerging Treatments for Acne
4:53 PM
Dr. Ross / Pigmented Lesions and Photorejuvenation: New Strategies
5:07 PM
Dr. Avram / Tattoo- Picosecond, Patches and New Devices
5:21 PM
All faculty / Questions and Answers
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, March 1
  • Time
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location
    Ballroom C
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Jill S. Waibel, MD, FAAD
  • Arielle N.B. Kauvar, MD, FAAD
  • E. Victor Ross Jr., MD, FAAD
  • Kristen Marie Kelly, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Macrene Alexiades, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD, FAAD
  • Merete Haedersdal, MD, PhD