Lasers in Surgery and Medicine

Surgery

Er:YAG Laser shows superior efficacy in Rx of acne scars

(HealthDay)—Er:YAG is more efficacious than bipolar radiofrequency combined with diode laser (BRDL) for treatment of mild-to-moderate acne scars, according to a study published online Nov. 2 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Laser treatment helpful for androgenetic alopecia

(HealthDay)—Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) improves hair regrowth and thickness in patients with androgenetic alopecia (AGA), according to a review published online April 25 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Health

For obese women, exercise plus phototherapy beneficial

(HealthDay)—Exercise training combined with phototherapy is associated with improvements in the metabolic profiles of obese women, according to a study published online July 29 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Ophthalmology

Outcomes up for femtosecond laser-assisted cataract Sx

(HealthDay)—Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) is associated with improved outcomes compared with conventional cataract surgery, according to a study published online Aug. 27 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Surgery

Minimally invasive treatment temporarily improves acne

(HealthDay)—A single facial fractional radiofrequency microneedle (FRM) treatment temporarily reduces sebum secretion and reduces acne severity, according to a study published in the December issue of Lasers in Surgery ...

Surgery

Treatment interval doesn't affect benefit of acne laser Tx

(HealthDay)—Fractional CO2 laser treatment is safe and seems effective for atrophic acne scars, with no difference observed for treatment with a one- or three-month interval, according to a study published online Sept. ...

Surgery

Er:YAG + SMA safe, effective for facial skin rejuvenation

(HealthDay)—Multifractional microablative laser combined with spatially modulated ablative (SMA) technology appears to be effective and safe for facial skin rejuvenation, according to a study published online July 18 in ...

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