Practice and Educational Gaps in Light, Laser, and Energy Treatments

Murad Alam, Abigail Waldman, Keyvan Nouri, M. Laurin Council, Todd V. Cartee

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This article discusses current practice in laser dermatology, the gaps in practice, and recommendations for improvement. As is the case with other areas of cosmetic dermatology, there is a rapid development of new laser and light devices with limited epidemiologic data available to inform best practice. The high fixed cost associated with new laser devices, limited space available in some practices, and inconsistent training may limit the adoption of needed therapies. Improving research in this area; training opportunities for physicians, residents, and staff; and cost-effective laser/light device rentals programs could improve quality of current practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-352
Number of pages6
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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