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Session Information

FRM F019 - Fractional Laser & Light Based Technologies

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 01

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room B217/218

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Tina S. Alster, MD, FAAD


  • Henry H.L. Chan, MD
  • Roy G. Geronemus, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD
  • Andrei Metelitsa, MD, FAAD
  • Jill S. Waibel, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss the current indications, limitations, and potential for fractional laser and light-based devices in dermatology.
  • Identify possible side effects and complications of fractionated skin resurfacing procedures and develop strategies to prevent and treat them.
  • Devise a working algorithm for the clinical use of fractionated devices, including preoperative assessment, intraoperative treatment protocol, and postoperative follow-up.

This session is appropriate for experienced and potential users of fractional laser and light technologies. Specific treatment protocols will be outlined and tips to optimize clinical outcomes will be shared. The expert faculty will use evidence-based approaches to examine the strengths and weaknesses of current fractional technology. A review of fractionated laser skin resurfacing in varying skin tones and conditions as well as a discussion of future technologic applications will provide the attendee with the latest advancements in the field.


Friday, March 01
1:00 PMIntroduction and Overview / Dr. Alster
1:10 PMFractionated Lasers in Clinical Practice: Parameters, Pearls, and Pitfalls / Dr. Geronemus
1:25 PMFractionated Laser Scar Revision: An Overview / Dr. Waibel
1:40 PMFractionated Skin Resurfacing in Skin of Color: Special Considerations / Dr. Chan
1:55 PMPrevention and Management of Side Effects and Complications / Dr. Metelitsa
2:10 PMThe Future of Fractionated Laser and Light Technology / Dr. Manstein
2:25 PMFractionated Lasers and Lights: Tips for Success / Dr. Alster
2:40 PMQuestions & Answers / All faculty