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The Light Talk podcast series shares innovative ideas from key thought leaders in our industry through a mobile educational platform. Short clips feature members discussing new research studies and applications for energy-based technology, as well as practical topics such as purchasing a laser, attracting new patients, and legal issues.


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Pulse Dye Laser and Scar Treatment: An Overview of Combining Clinical Practice with Research

Tina Alster, MD
Director of Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, Washington, D.C.
Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Georgetown University

Recorded on: 4/24/15

Dr. Alster discusses Pulsed Dye Lasers; Scar Revision - laser treatment preferences, research studies, and developments; Scars and combination laser and other device treatment studies (PDL, KTP, Non-Ablative Fractionated, Ablative Fractional, Microneedling). Dr. Alster is interviewed by Utpal Patel, MD, PhD.

Disclosures: Received equipment from Syneron, Sebacia; Recieved consulting fees from Estee Lauder/La Mer, Reckitt Benckiser; Holds ownership interests (e.g. stocks, stock options, etc., not including mutual funds and similar interests) in Home Skinovations.

 

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Podcasts

  • Treating Melasma with Underlying Vascular Lesions
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    Elizabeth Geddes, MD
    Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, Houston, Texas

    Recorded: April 2015

    Dr. Geddes explains the process of how she treats patients with Melasma using topical products in conjunction with lasers. She also discusses the need for future research regarding the long term durability of this treatment process.

    Disclosures: None

     

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  • Exploring Laser Applications for Veterinary Medicine
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    Richard Godine, DVM
    Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Ruckersville Animal Hospital, Ruckersville, VA

    Recorded: April 2015

    Dr. Godine reviews Photobiomodulation, LLLT, PDT applications and modalities in veterinary medicine. He reviews highlights from previous conference sessions and also comments on intravenous treatments for wound healing, and laser treatment for infections, autoimmune disease, internal tumor treatment, and palliative treatment for cerebral edema. Dr. Godine foresees more complex and hospital based treatments expanding as veterinarians learn and share more parameters and research.

    Disclosures: Received equipment from: Spectra Vet, Multi Radiance; Received a discount from: Thor

     

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  • Using Daylight as a Light Source for Photodynamic Therapy
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    Rolf-Markus Szeimies MD PhD
    Teaching hospital of the Ruhr University Bochum, Recklinghausen, Germany

    Recorded: April 2015

    Dr. Szeimies explains how his treatment process of using daylight as a light source in PDT reduces pain for patients. He also discusses new and upcoming topics regarding PDT research in Europe.

    Disclosures: Received research grant from: Photonamic, GmbH, European Community. Received consulting fees: Merz, Pierre Fabre. Served on the advisory board for: Almirall, Biofrontera, Galderma, Leo Pharma.

     

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  • Photobiomodulation and its Clinical Uses with Soft Tissue Injuries
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    Steve Tumilty MD, MPhty
    Researcher and Professor with Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand

    Recorded on: April, 2015

    Dr. Tumilty explains the specific laser parameters he uses to treat patients with soft tissue injuries and that by combining laser treatment along with standard physical therapy, it reduced the amount of time needed for actual physical therapy and increased compliance among patients for the treatments prescribed to them.

    Disclosures: Received equipment from: LiteCure LLC; Travel expenses paid by: LiteCure LLC

     

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  • Tattoo Removal: Providing Effective Treatment and Overcoming Complications
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    Kelly Stankiewicz, MD
    Practicing Dermatologist at The Dermatology Institute of DuPage Medical Group

    Recorded: April, 2016

    Dr. Stankiewicz reviews new developments surrounding the use of picosecond lasers in combination with PFD patches for effective tattoo removal. She also discusses treatment of cosmetic tattoos and shares personal pearls for overcoming complications including post-treatment ink darkening and tattoo allergic reactions. New research in laser and needs for varied ink color treatment is also explored.

    Disclosures: Travel expenses paid by: Cutera; Received honoraria from: Cutera

     

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  • Laser Tattoo Treatment: It's More Than Just Ink
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    Klaus Hoffmann, MD, PhD
    RUHR University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

    Recorded on: 7/19/16

    Dr. Hoffmann provides a brief historical review of laser types, research with technology, and research of tattoo ink producers in relation to establishing the best clinical approach with patients who seek tattoo treatment. Discussion includes various lasers, power and wavelength settings based on different ink colors. New technologies have allowed for more effective, patient-affordable treatment with fewer risks. Dr. Hoffmann stresses the use of complete and thorough diagnosis based on multiple factors prior to treatment.

    Disclosures: Received Grant Funding from Cutera, Cynosure; Received equipment from BTL, Lumenis, Cutera, Cynosure, Zeltiq; Received travel expenses from Cutera, Cynosure; Received honoraria from BTL, Lumenis, Cutera, Cynosure, Zeltiq.

     

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  • Nursing/Allied Health – Opportunities within ASLMS
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    Mary Stoll, RN
    Director, Clinical Education for Cynosure Inc, in Westford, Massachusetts

    Marian O’Hagan, RN, BSN
    Certified Laser IPL Specialist and Manager, Clinical Training,Cynosure, Inc. Affiliations with Cynosure, Crystal Lake, Illinois

    Andrea Morrison, RN
    Manager, Clinical Education for Cynosure Inc, in Westford, Massachusetts

    Recorded on: 4/24/15

    Andrea Morrison, RN and Marian O’Hagan, RN, Education Chairs for the Nursing/Allied Health Course at the 2015 ASLMS Annual Conference along with Mary Stoll, RN and current ASLMS Board Representative for Nursing/Allied Health share topics explored at the 2015 Nursing/Allied Health course, insight about membership initiatives for Nursing/Allied Health within ASLMS and new opportunities for networking, fellowship, award recognition and information exchange for Nursing/Allied Health professionals within ASLMS. The interview was conducted by Utpal Patel, MD, PhD.

    Disclosures: Mary Stoll, RN - Received salary from Cynosure; Holds ownership interest with Cynosure; Marian O’Hagan, RN - Received salary from Cynosure; Andrea Morrison, RN - Received salary from BTL Industries, Cynosure; Served on advisory board as Officer or Director for BTL Industries.

     

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  • Combining OCT / Two-Photon Luminescence Imaging to Detect Atherosclerotic Plaques
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    Tianyi Wang, PhD
    Research Associate, University of Texas, Austin, TX Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Recorded on 4/14/15

    Dr. Wang reviews his 2-year project sponsored by the ASLMS Research Grant from 2013. This research combines the optical coherence tomography and the two-photon luminescence imaging to detect atherosclerotic plaques. Diagnostic methods and catheter developments. Current technique and details of enhancement are reviewed. Dr. Wang is interviewed by Utpal Patel, MD, PhD.

    Disclosures: No disclosures to report.
    Citations: Tianyi Wang, PhD - Research Associate, University of Texas, Austin, TX Department of Biomedical Engineering [1] Wang T, et al, Biomed. Opt. Express 6(5), 1665 (2015) [2] Wang T, et al, Lasers Surg. Med. 47(6), 485 (2015).

     

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  • Pursue Your Passion
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    Eric F. Bernstein, MD, MSE
    Main Line Center for Laser Surgery, Ardmore, PA

    Recorded on: 4/24/15

    Dr. Eric Bernstein shares personal reflections on the exciting times of laser and light-based practices and research. This podcast reflects on highlights of the Cutaneous Laser Surgery session at the 2015 ASLMS Annual Conference and focuses on generating personal inspiration to strive for excellence. Dr. Bernstein shares tips for young professionals about maintaining a level of fascination with physics, biology, light and lasers, and pursuing this passion every day. Dr. Bernstein is interviewed by Utpal Patel, MD, PhD.

    Disclosures: Received consulting fees from Candela Corporation; Holds ownership interests in Tria Beauty; Received research grant funding from Candela Corporation.

     

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  • Laser Purchase and Clinical Marketing Considerations
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    George Hruza, MD, MBA
    Adjunct Professor of Dermatology, St. Louis University
    Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center, Chesterfield, MO

    Recorded on: 4/24/15

    Listeners will gain knowledge of considerations when purchasing a new laser/light-based device as related to practice, patient need, and treatment. Additional information includes cost negotiation, applied use, upgrades, maintenance, alternative devices and purchase contract agreements. Important clinical marketing tips are also addressed. Dr. Hruza is interviewed by Utpal Patel, MD, PhD.

    Disclosures: Received honoraria or gifts from Kythera.

     

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The views expressed and materials presented represent the personal views of individual members and do not represent the opinion of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. ASLMS assumes no responsibility for the content of individual member presentations.
Disclosures were verified as accurate by the speaker within 12 month of the podcast recording.

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is the world’s largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participation in communicating the latest developments in laser medicine and surgery to clinicians, research investigators, government and regulatory agencies, and the public.

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