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W004 - Hands-on: Lasers

Monday, February 19; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss current indications and treatment protocols for laser and light treatments including vascular, tattoo, pigment, nonablative, fractional, and ablative lasers.
  • Identify appropriate patients and gain treatment pearls for skin tightening, fat melting, and body contouring procedures.
  • Utilize proper laser techniques, and treat a variety of dermatologic conditions with laser and light devices.


This session is geared toward all levels of dermatologists, from beginner and intermediate to advanced levels. It offers small groups, hands-on experience practicing a variety of laser skills and techniques. Approaches to patient assessment and selection, treatment planning, equipment selection, laser safety, and proper application of devices will be covered. Small groups will rotate between stations demonstrating ablative resurfacing, nonablative rejuvenation, tattoo and pigment removal, acne and vascular lesions, skin tightening, fat melting, and body contouring. Participants will complete a pre- and post-assessment of procedural skills covered in this session. This activity has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) for up to 30 MOC Component 2 Self-Assessment points. For more information about MOC, please visit the ABD website at www.abderm.org.


  • Avram, Mathew M., MD, JD: Allergan, Inc – C(Fees); Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc – C(ST); Invasix – C(Fees); Masters of Aesthetics, Inc. – F(Fees); Merz Aesthetics – C(Fees); Sciton Inc. – A(Fees); Sienna Biopharmaceuticals – A(Fees); Zalea, LLC – C(Fees); Zeltiq Aesthetics – C(Fees);
  • Bernstein, Eric F., MD: Candela Corporation – A(Fees), A(SO); Syneron, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Zeltiq Aesthetics – A(H);
  • DiGiorgio, Catherine M, MD, MS: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Kelly, Kristen Marie, MD: Allergan, Inc – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Asclepion Laser Technologies GmbH – O(EQ); Candela Corporation – O(EQ), O(NC); Light Sciences Oncology – I(EQ); New Star Lasers – I(EQ); Reliant Technologies, Inc. – O(EQ); Thermage – O(EQ);
  • Kilmer, Suzanne L., MD: Aesthetics Biomedical – I(H); Alastin Skincare, Inc – I(H); Allergan, Inc – I(Grants/Research Funding); BTL Industries – A(Grants/Research Funding); Cutera, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Cynosure, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc – A(Grants/Research Funding); Dominion Aesthetics – I(H); Galderma USA – A(H); Lumenis – I(Grants/Research Funding); Lutronics, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Merz Aesthetics – I(Grants/Research Funding); Miramar Labs – A(H); Pulse Biosciences – A(Grants/Research Funding); R2 Dermatology, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Sciton Inc. – A(Grants/Research Funding); Sienna Labs, Inc. – A(H); Solta Medical – I(Grants/Research Funding); Syneron Candela – A(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Lee, Kachiu Cecilia, MD, MPH: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Levin, Yakir S, MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Onwudiwe, Oge C., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Ortiz, Arisa, MD: Alastin Skincare, Inc – C(H); Allergan, Inc – A(H), SH(NC), SP(H); BTL Industries – O(EQ); Cutera, Inc. – C(H); Guthy-Renker – SP(S); InMode MD Ltd – A(H), SP(H); Merz Aesthetics – A(H); Revance Therapeutics, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Rodan and Fields – A(H); Sciton Inc. – A(H), SP(H); Sienna Biopharmaceuticals – I(Grants/Research Funding); Ulthera – Data Safety Monitoring Board(H);
  • Sadick, Neil S., MD: Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Allergan, Inc. – C(H), O(H); Almirall – C(H); Bristol-Myers Squibb – I(Grants/Research Funding); Carma Laboratories, Inc – O(H); Celgene Corporation – I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(H); Cutera, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(H); Cynosure, Inc. – C(H); Derm Advance – SH(SO); Dermira – I(Grants/Research Funding); Dr. Reddy – I(Grants/Research Funding); DS Laboratories – I(Grants/Research Funding); Eclipse Medical – O(H); Eli Lilly and Company – I(Grants/Research Funding); Endo International plc – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); EndyMed Medical Inc. USA – SP(H); Eternogen – C(SO); Foamix – I(Grants/Research Funding); Galderma Laboratories, L.P. – A(H), I(Grants/Research Funding), O(H); Galderma USA – I(Grants/Research Funding); Gerson Lehrman Group – C(H); Incyte Corporation – I(Grants/Research Funding); Kadmon Corporation, LLC – I(Grants/Research Funding); LEO Laboratories Ltd (LEO Pharma) – I(Grants/Research Funding); Menlo Therapeutics – I(Grants/Research Funding); Merz Aesthetics – A(H), C(H); Novartis – I(Grants/Research Funding); Pfizer Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Prescriber's Choice – O(H); Regeneron – I(Grants/Research Funding); Revance Therapeutics, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Roche Laboratories – I(Grants/Research Funding); Slender Medical Ltd. – SH(SO); Sol-Gel Technologies – I(Grants/Research Funding); Solta Medical – O(H), SP(H); Storz Medical AG – SP(H); Valeant Pharmaceuticals International – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding), O(H); Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Vascular Insights, LLC – SH(SO); Venus Concept – C(SO), I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(H);
  • Saedi, Nazanin A., MD: Aerolase – I(EQ); Alastin Skincare, Inc – C(Fees); Cartessa Aesthetics – C(EQ); Cynosure, Inc – O(EQ);
  • Saluja, Sandeep, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Stankiewicz, Kelly J., MD: Cutera, Inc. – I(H), SP(H);
  • Weiss, Robert A., MD: Allergan, Inc – A(H), C(H); Allergan, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Brickell Biotech, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); BTL Industries – I(Grants/Research Funding); Cutanea Life Sciences – I(Grants/Research Funding); Cutera, Inc. – Speaker/Faculty Education(Fees); Evolus, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Fibrocell Sciences – I(Grants/Research Funding); Galderma Laboratories, L.P. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Galderma USA – SP(H); Hologic, Inc. – A(Fees), I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(Fees); Lutronic – I(Grants/Research Funding); Lutronics, Inc. – SP(H); Merz Aesthetics – A(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC – C(H); Revance Therapeutics, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Sapheon, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Sienna Labs, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); SkinCeauticals LLC – A(Fees); Syneron Candela – A(IP), I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(Fees); ThermiAesthetics – SP(H);
  • Wulkan, Adam, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Xu, Lisa Y., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Event Details
  • Date
    Monday, February 19
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 10
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD, FAAD
  • Arisa Ortiz, MD, FAAD
  • Adam Wulkan, MD, FAAD
  • Catherine M DiGiorgio, MD, MS, FAAD
  • Eric F. Bernstein, MD, FAAD
  • Kachiu Cecilia Lee, MD, MPH, FAAD
  • Kelly J. Stankiewicz, MD, FAAD
  • Kristen Marie Kelly, MD, FAAD
  • Lisa Y. Xu, MD, FAAD
  • Nazanin A. Saedi, MD, FAAD
  • Neil S. Sadick, MD, FAAD
  • Oge C. Onwudiwe, MD, FAAD
  • Robert A. Weiss, MD, FAAD
  • Sandeep Saluja, MD, FAAD
  • Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD, FAAD
  • Yakir S Levin, MD, PhD, FAAD