Laser Treatment Discussion to be Featured at AAD Annual Meeting

Less than two years since it was first previewed at the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) 2004 annual meeting as a new laser technology for treating aging and sun-damaged skin, the Fraxel laser reportedly has gained widespread professional acceptance for correcting various skin conditions—from wrinkles and scars* to melasma and uneven pigmentation on and off the face. According to Reliant Technologies, manufacturer of the laser, luminaries in the field of dermatology will present the latest studies on the laser at the AAD scientific meeting March 3-7, 2006.

Lectures will include: State-of-the-Art Aesthetic Dermatology, a live demonstration of the laser by Vic A. Narurkar, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology (University of California); Fractional Resurfacing Laser: Design & Theory, presented by R. Rox Anderson, M.D., associate professor of dermatology (Harvard Medical School, Boston); Fractional Resurfacing Laser: Clinical Experience, presented by Michael S. Kaminer, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology (Yale University and Dartmouth University, Chestnut Hill, Mass.); Non-Ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing, presented by Jason R. Lupton, M.D., clinical instructor for the department of medicine (University of California); and “Fractional Rejuvenation Comes of Age?" presented by Richard E. Fitzpatrick, M.D., associate clinical professor of medicine and dermatology (University of California).



*Treatment of atrophic scars is a new indication pending FDA 510(k) clearance.


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