Laser and Aesthetic Skin Therapy: What's the Truth?

November 2 - 3, 2024 - MA US

Harvard Medical School

Staying current with the rapid advances in laser and aesthetic skin therapy is an increasingly important challenge for physicians. Our patients' demand for such services has resulted in the need to be better educated and trained in safe and effective practices. At present, few non-industry-sponsored meetings exist for those who practice laser and aesthetic skin therapies. This highly-rated course will emphasize new techniques and technologies, along with clinical endpoints and laser safety, while also critically evaluating current treatment practices-all free of commercial exhibits from industry. You will leave this course with an understanding of new laser treatment paradigms and emerging technologies, and get a glimpse into the future of this cutting-edge field with exciting talks given by world-renowned experts. This will be a critical, well-informed, clinically relevant course that highlights proper patient evaluation and aesthetic techniques. All sessions are led by master clinicians who provide specific recommendations for incorporating the latest updates into your practice. The following problems and techniques will be addressed: Laser safety Pigmented lesions, rosacea, rhytides Tattoo removal Hair removal and transplantation Ablative and non-ablative fractional resurfacing Tissue tightening Lasers and ethnic skin Melasma Treatment of scars Acne and photodynamic therapy Non-invasive fat removal Hormones and peptides for skin health Thread lifts Complications and legal issues in aesthetics Chemical peels Cosmeceuticals Botulinum toxins and soft tissue fillers Emerging technologies OPEN DISCUSSION! Ask Me Anything: The Merits of Lasers, Light Sources, Energy-Based Devices, and Injectables. These sessions allow us to freely address your pressing questions without any restrictions. CME credits are not available for these sessions. WHY ATTEND? Practitioners from around the world attend this unique course to ensure they are current with state-of-the-art clinical practices and skills, including: Optimizing approaches for comprehensive rejuvenation Understanding the evolving concepts and treatment of scars Improving outcomes for site-specific rejuvenation Individualizing multifaceted approaches to integrating use of energy-based devices and injectables Understanding device-based treatment of fat and cellulite as well as complications Navigating complications and legal issues Practicing laser safety for patient and provider OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Identify safe practices of laser surgery therapy and its role in clinical practice. Evaluate potential complications and mistakes when using lasers for aesthetic procedures. Outline appropriate treatment modalities and duration of action required for laser and dermal filler injections that minimize complications and deliver optimal patient outcomes. Assess the risks and benefits involved in performing dermal filler injections. Analyze controversies in the field of laser surgery and aesthetic skin therapy. Summarize new and emerging technologies for laser surgery and aesthetic skin therapy treatment. Time: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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