Lasers in Surgery and Medicine

Surgery

Skin pigmentation, fluence determine IPL side effects

(HealthDay)—Darker skin pigmentation and increasing intense pulsed light (IPL) fluence determine side effects after IPL exposure, according to a study published online July 30 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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 ...

Overweight & Obesity

Thermal lipolysis linked to reduction in waist circumference

(HealthDay)—Treatment with the ULTIMA system, designed to induce the thermal destruction of fat cells using ultrasound, radiofrequency, and vacuuming, results in a significant reduction in abdominal circumference, according ...

Surgery

Alexandrite laser safe, effective for port wine stains

(HealthDay)—Alexandrite (Alex) laser at 3 ms pulse duration is safe and effective for port wine stains (PWS), according to a study published online April 28 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.

Surgery

Neck laxity improved with high-intensity focused radiofrequency

(HealthDay)—Fractional high-intensity focused radiofrequency (HiFR) delivered to the dermis is effective for skin laxity of the lower face/neck, according to a study published online March 4 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Surgery

Single-stage procedure treats cellulite, lipodystrophy

(HealthDay)—A single-stage procedure can provide simultaneous treatment for cellulite and lipodystrophy, according to a clinical report published in the January issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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