Sponsored Picosecond lasers have been introduced as a breakthrough technology in the aesthetic and dermatologic fields, touting many reported advantages over other systems. However, many physicians still ask: “Is the picosecond laser really better than the nanosecond laser in real-world applications?” While not everyone may agree, I use a picosecond system called PICOCARE from Wontech, Ltd., Co. (Daejeon, South Korea), and, based on my experience with both a nanosecond laser and a picosecond laser, my answer to this question is “yes”.
Following the cue of the medical arena as a whole, the medical aesthetic and dermatology fields are inexorably turning towards progressive, all-inclusive therapies. This approach combines various integrative clinical techniques that address the patient’s complete well-being, including adjunctive skincare regimens.
While energy-based aesthetic devices are constantly evolving and improving to satisfy consumer demand for nonsurgical therapies, not all patients are able to take advantage of what seems to be the ever-expanding menu of technological advancements. Patients with darker skin types request the same energy-based solutions everyone else does, but not all of these treatments suit all Fitzpatrick skin types. Therefore, it is up to the physician to choose – and use – technology wisely.
In medical aesthetics, transdermal devices, or penetration enhancers, that use microneedles, rollers, dermoelectroporation and other novel modalities offer practitioners an efficient and minimally invasive technique to penetrate the skin barrier. But while practitioners have eagerly embraced these products and devices, few therapeutic or regulatory standards exist.
With great regret we acknowledge the passing of Vic A. Narurkar, M.D., F.A.A.D., an internationally known, board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon from San Francisco, Calif.
Quanta System (Samarate, Varese, Italy) has expanded its Discovery Pico (DP) Family of lasers with the addition of the new Discovery Pico DERM. The company has announced that it will introduce this new model at the upcoming AAD 2019 meeting.
Before 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to say thank you to our readers from everyone here at Dermatology Times. As a thank you, we have compiled a list of the topics and issues you found most compelling throughout the year. Enjoy this slideshow - and see you in 2019!
Long lauded for its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, botulinum toxin is now being considered for reducing scarring.
Picosecond lasers are not only effective for pigmentation and tattoos, but also for scars and skin rejuvenation, creating innovative trends in dermatology. And while there are a number of picosecond lasers available, Adrian Lim, M.D., one of Australia’s leading dermatological experts, has chosen PICOCARE from Wontech (Daejeon, Korea) because of its superior engineering and clinical performance.
Ultrapeel II® from Mattioli Engineering Corp. (Arlington, Va.) stands apart from diamond-tipped microdermabrasion systems by providing safe, effective and hygienic treatments via sterile disposable consumables rather than reusable components that require repeated sterilization.