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Early Career Educational Resources

An ASLMS membership provides resources to help you build a strong foundation in lasers and other light energy‑based technology.

Laser and Energy-Based Device Resources

 

Are you studying for your boards, or just want to know more about lasers and energy-based devices? These resources, developed through ASLMS Mentorship Program projects, have the answers you need. ASLMS members have access to the full pdf documents.

ASLMS 100 Fast Facts and Pearls

ASLMS LASERS, LIGHTS, AND ENERGY‑BASED DEVICES: 100 FAST FACTS AND PEARLS FOR BOARD REVIEW AND CLINICAL PRACTICE

This resource focuses on understanding the basic principles underlying laser tissue interaction, the theory of selective photothermolysis, and the most frequently encountered laser indications.

Preview 100 Fast Facts and Pearls

Member log in is required to access the full document.

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LASER PRIMER: LASERS AND OTHER ENERGY‑BASED TECHNOLOGIES IN DERMATOLOGY

An educational workbook for beginners and experts alike, packed with high-yield tips for lasers and energy‑based devices.

Preview the Laser Primer

Member log in is required to access the full document.

Get the Laser Primer in paperback! Available to purchase on Amazon.

Vascular Lesions, Pigmented Lesions & Resurfacing

Laser Primer: Vascular Lesions, Pigmented Lesions & Resurfacing

This primer provides information on vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, and resurfacing, with an overview of the devices to use for treatment. READ NOW

ASLMS Laser Safety Guide

ASLMS Laser Safety Guide in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery

This guide provides information on safety standards, general safety precautions, eye hazards and ocular protection, skin hazards, plume hazards and precautions, and more. READ NOW

Skin of Color Laser Primer

LASER PRIMER: SKIN OF COLOR

This primer summarizes the major findings in the more recent literature and studies that include skin of color patients and provides information on the safe use of lasers in diverse patient populations. READ NOW

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MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURAL TREATMENTS FOR SKIN LAXITY: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

This review article provides a summary of the use of heat for laxity and provides updates on current and new skin-tightening devices. READ NOW

Note:  These documents are the property of ASLMS, and any unauthorized use or distribution is prohibited.  ASLMS does not guarantee the accuracy of the material or information presented.
  

Laser and Energy-Based Device Introductory Course

Are you new to lasers and energy-based devices? Take advantage of this introductory course, free for ASLMS members.

Introduction to Lasers (Non-CME)

For those new to lasers in health care, this course is essential to provide a basic understanding of lasers and other light energy-based technology and their use in clinical aesthetic applications. Understand the interaction between tissue and lasers/devices that lead to inappropriate use and outcomes and learn how to select the appropriate laser or device in different clinical settings including pigmented lesions, tattoos, vascular lesions, and skin rejuvenation.

Available through the Online Learning Center to ASLMS members at no cost and to non-members for a small fee.

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. 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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