Laser and EBD
Sunday, October 3, 2021 - Starting 12:00 noon (EST - Toronto time)
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Although Laser assisted hair reduction is one of the oldest and widest used laser applications in Dermatology, it is still a topic of great interest due to the fact that there is a growing market demand for it.
The Nd Yag 1064nm laser is one of the popular lasers in the market.
Its indications, precautions, complications and draw backs will be discussed.
Why it is more painful and how can this be dealt with, why it is safe in dark skin, how can we get better effect on fine hair are all delicate topics which will be raised.
Laser phototherapy is assumed to stimulate anagen re-entry in telogen hair follicles, prolong duration of anagen phase, increase rates of proliferation in active anagen hair follicles and to prevent premature catagen development The exact mechanism of action of LLLT in hair growth is not known; however, several mechanisms have been proposed.
The treatment with Erbium yag laser is focused on providing thermal stimulation using an extra-long SMOOTH mode train of Erbium pulses.
We treat each row from the hair insertion line in the forehead area, all the way back to the inion located at the posteroinferior part of the skull. The rows extend from the left to right temporoparietal lines and are planned every 5 mm, so by using a 5 mm spot size, no space is left between them and the complete surface is treated. A total of 4 passes were performed on the whole area (one back and forth pass on a row is considered one pass).
The second step uses the same hair separation technique. SP Turbo3 ablative mode is used in order to produce small 100-micron epidermal perforations to facilitate penetration of 5 cc of PRP.
This process is painless. PRP is applied by simply rubbing it thoroughly in a circular motion over the pre-drilled area. Post-treatment, the patient can resume normal hair washing after 48 hours. After the treatment sessions were completed, the patient was scheduled for a follow-up evaluation four months late.
Treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids is a challenging task and there is still no ideal treatment method that can prove universally effective in this condition. Treatment of hypertrophic scars ranges from topical medicines like Silicone based gels and sheets, intralesional steroids, oral medications to cryotherapy and lasers. Among all these treatment options, the one that has really revolutionized the treatment of hypertrophic scars is Fractional laser resurfacing.
Fractional laser resurfacing especially with CO2 lasers has been used successfully in hypertrophic scars as a monotherapy or in combination with topical agents and intralesional injections as well. Fractional laser resurfacing has an independent role in improving hypertrophic scar appearance as well as the functional disability associated with such scars. In addition it also helps by way of laser assisted drug delivery whereby any topical drug can be introduced deep into the scar by utilizing fractional laser induced longitudinal columns of injury.
We have been using fractional laser resurfacing in hypertrophic scars over the last 10-12 years and we have found this treatment option to be more effective than any other therapy. This treatment option not only improves the scar appearance but more importantly it improves the functional disability caused by these scars as well. Adverse effects associated with this treatment are not really significant
Dr. Ashraf BadawiMD, PhD, Dermatologist
Dr. Ashraf Badawi is currently an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences, Cairo University, Egypt and a visiting Professor of Dermatology at Szeged University, Hungary. Dr Badawi has graduated from the Faculty of Medicine Cairo University, Egypt in 1992. In 1997, he obtained the MSc degree in Dermatology and Venereology followed by a Diploma in the Laser Applications in Biology and Medicine in 1998 from Cairo University.
Dr. Gerald BoeyB.Sc.(Med), MD, CCFP
Gerald Boey has been practicing in Vancouver, British Columbia for 24 years. Dr. Boey is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan where he did research in Biophysics, obtaining a B.Sc. (Med) before graduating from Medicine in 1978. He has held various university teaching appointments and has been in private practice, specializing in cutaneous laser surgery since 1987. He opened Saskatchewan’s first laser centre in l987, and the first in Vancouver in l992. His current centre consists of over 15 physicians and technicians using over 15 different state-of-the-art lasers and devices for the treatment of skin disorders and cosmetic concerns.
Dr. Imran MajidDermatologist and Dermatosurgeon
• Associate Professor Dermatology
• Director – CUTIS Institute of Dermatology Srinagar Kashmir India
• Chief Editor – IADVL Textbook of Recent Advances in Dermatology
• Ex Editor – Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery (JCAS)
• Winner of:
– Prof Sidappa Gold Medal and
– YOUNG SCIENTIST Award JK Govt
• Contributory author – IADVL Textbook of Dermatology; ACSI Textbook of Dermatosurgery and many other textbooks
• More than 60 research publications
Dr. Natasha T.MitrevskaMD, Dermatologist
Natasha Teovska Mitrevska is a specialist in dermatology in the department of dermatology in ReMedika general hospital in Macedonia. She is a scholarship and fellowship winner and has a Master’s degree in public health and in the process of acquiring her PhD.
She is a member of many international medical societies, some of which are listed below;
The International Dermoscopy Society (IDS)
European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), Junior Member
European Public Health Association (EUPHA)
European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
European Society of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)
Vitiligo Research foundation (VRF)
European Society for Hair Disorders
She is a country representative for the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections as well as a coordinator for Vitiligo and Pigmentary disorders.
She is an invited speaker of Laser and Health Academy Congress in the field of dermatology and aesthetics, and part of editorial board for journals and publications.
Amongst all her other impressive achievements, she is also a trainer for fillers.