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U090 - Avoiding Complications and Maximizing Results in Laser Surgery

Monday, March 4; 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • 1. Identify and avoid common complications in laser surgery.
  • 2. Implement and apply strategies for managing laser complications.
  • 3. Discuss some basics of laser physics and skin biology as it pertains to laser surgery, and apply this knowledge to diagnose which conditions are amenable to laser treatment.


A comprehensive overview of lasers and other energy-based devices will be covered. An introduction to the physics and biology behind laser-tissue interactions will be presented to enable avoiding common complications and maximizing results of laser surgery. The presenters have extensive experience with a very wide range of devices and can offer their individual pearls and approaches to using modern lasers and energy-based devices. At the completion of the course, attendees should have a better understanding of lasers and energy-based devices, how to use them more safely, and apply this knowledge to manage complications more effectively when they occur.


  • Bernstein, Eric F., MD: Candela Corporation – A(Fees), A(SO); Syneron, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Zeltiq Aesthetics – A(H);
  • Geronemus, Roy G., MD: Allergan, Inc – I(Grants/Research Funding); Allergan, Inc. – A(Grants/Research Funding); ArchiMedus – I(Grants/Research Funding); Candela Corporation – A(Grants/Research Funding), I(Grants/Research Funding); Cearna, Inc – A(Grants/Research Funding); Cynosure, Inc – A(Grants/Research Funding), I(Grants/Research Funding); Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc – A(Grants/Research Funding), I(ST), SH(ST); Endo Pharmaceuticals – I(Grants/Research Funding); Kerastem – I(Grants/Research Funding); Lutronic – A(Grants/Research Funding), I(Grants/Research Funding); Merz Aesthetics – I(Grants/Research Funding); Miramar Labs – I(Grants/Research Funding); New York Stem Cell Foundation – I(Grants/Research Funding); Revance Therapeutics, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Sciton Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Sienna Biopharmaceuticals – I(Grants/Research Funding); Syneron Candela – A(Grants/Research Funding), I(Grants/Research Funding);
Monday, March 4
4:30 PM
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Event Details
  • Date
    Monday, March 4
  • Time
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location
    Room 209A
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Roy G. Geronemus, MD, FAAD