What's New 2011 and Earlier Archive

New Devices at Our Center

The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York has added several new devices this year to its large collection of state of the art technology. These new devices include:

Clear + Brilliant™ - the latest in non-invasive fractional laser technology for rejuvenation and superficial pigmentation. The downtime is very minimal with only minor redness and the procedure is very comfortable.

LipoSonix™ - the latest in ultrasound technology for body contouring and the removal of unwanted fat.

ePrime™ - we have one of the few ePrime devices in the world. This fractional radiofrequency device is effective to facial, skin tightening and increasing facial volume

Ulthera® - an ultrasound device for face and neck tightening.

Excel V™ - a unique laser for the treatment of facial blood vessels, redness and some vascular birthmarks.

Dr. Brightman Demonstrates VelaShape II on The Dr. Oz Show

Dr. Lori A. Brightman banishes unsightly cellulite on the Dr. Oz Show with the VelaShape II.

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Fraxel Dual for the Treatment of Actinic Keratosis (AK)

A recent trial conducted at our office shows the Fraxel Dual laser to be an effective treatment for actinic keratosis (AK).

"'Using this technique, we have had an 85 percent success rate at six months, which is very encouraging and superior to anything else that has been published, including trials with topical imiquimod, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), diclofenac and other treatment approaches,' Dr. Geronemus says."

Dr. Brightman in The London Times

Dr. Lori A. Brightman is mentioned in The London Times for her use of 3D photography to track changes after ePrime.
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Laser & Skin Surgery News 2011

The latest edition of our newsletter is hot off the presses!
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Dr. Roy Geronemus is Awarded Physician Patient Safety Hero Award by the ASDSA

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) has awarded Dr. Roy G. Geronemus with the 2011 Physician Patient Safety Hero Award. This award is presented annually to recognize the leadership of an ASDS member in promoting patient safety for cosmetic medical procedures. Dr. Geronemus works diligently to promote awareness and enact legislation to limit the performance of cosmetic medical laser procedures to only qualified physicians.

Cutera Receives Health Canada Approval for Excel V Laser System

Cutera's Excel V laser has recieved Health Canada approval for the treatment of vascular abnormalities, redness & veins.

"Roy Geronemus, M.D., director of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, said, 'I am pleased to offer a broader range of aesthetic options to my patients with the new, versatile Excel V laser. With the high-powered 532 nm, green wavelength, I can treat veins on the face, chest and legs with therapeutic fluences at short pulses and large spot sizes. At the same time, the 1064 Nd:YAG wavelength is optimal for treating leg veins and other vascular abnormalities. Patient comfort during treatments is maximized with adjustable contact cooling before, during and after each therapeutic pulse."'

Dr. Brightman on the cover of The Aesthetic Guide

Dr. Brightman discusses the benefits of eMatrix & ePrime on darker skin types in the September/October issue of The Aesthetic Guide.

“'No single treatment does everything, and not every physician uses the exact same protocol,' Dr. Brightman said. 'This is why the global nature of technologies like ePrime and eMatrix is so valuable, so we as a community can communicate to further refine our knowledge base, improve therapies and discover new indications as we grow.'”
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Dr. Roy Geronemus Joins the Dermatology Times Editorial Council

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Dr. Roy Geronemus Weighs In on Take Home Devices in The New York Times

"Dr. Roy G. Geronemus, director of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York and a clinical professor of dermatology at New York University Medical Center, said: 'There are a wide spectrum of O.T.C. devices including lasers, light sources, Intense Pulsed Light sources, radio frequency and sonic cleansing devices. Some of the devices are valuable, and others are worthless.'"

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Dr. Roy Geronemus and Dr. Lori Brightman speak at the 5 Continent Congress in Cannes, France

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Dr. Roy Geronemus listed in NY Times magazine's 2011 Super Doctors!

Dr. Geronemus speaks at the Summer AAD: Fractional resurfacing affords unique therapeutic outcomes

Roy Geronemus at Summer AAD meeting An early adopter of laser technology, Roy Geronemus, M.D., director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, has become a champion of the many medical and cosmetic treatments afforded to patients by laser devices.

Beam Me Up

As the social season transitions from night to day, that all-too-revealing sunshine can magnify every last imperfection.
Dr. Elliot Weiss in Hamptons magazine

Dr Roy Geronemus will be a featured plenary session speaker at the American Academy of Dermatology’s summer meeting

Dr Roy Geronemus will be a featured plenary session speaker at the American Academy of Dermatology’s summer meeting in New York Center on August 5. 2011. Dr. Geronemus will be speaking on the “Medical and Cosmetic Benefits of Fractional Resurfacing”.

This week, the FDA issued its Final Sunscreen Monograph in an effort to clarify some longstanding confusion.

The announcement is significant in that it acknowledges the importance of longer wavelength ultraviolet A (UVA) rays which contribute to skin cancer and premature aging of the skin.

Sunscreens may be labeled "broad-spectrum" if they provide protection against UVA and UVB rays, both of which contribute to the development of skin cancer. Only broad-spectrum sunscreens with SPF of 15 or higher can state that they protect against skin cancer; lower SPF numbers will contain a warning on their label that they might not be effective in preventing skin cancer or premature aging. Importantly, the ingredients used in sunscreens have a long track record and they are thought to be safe and effective.

So, protect your skin this summer by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen, and don't forget to reapply after 2 hours!

Dr Roy Geronemus was a featured speaker at the World Congress of Dermatology conference

Held May 25-29, 2011 in Seoul, Korea.

Dr. Geronemus' topic for the plenary session was " Fractional Resurfacing of Cosmetic and Medical Conditions."

Dr Geronemus also spoke on " Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions", "New Lasers", and "Body Contouring".

Upcoming Conferences for 2011

The Physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York will be lecturing at the following Conferences:

American Society for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (ASLMS)
March 30 - April 3, 2011 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX

World Congress of Dermatology
May 24 - 29, 2011 in Seoul, Korea

Controversies and Conversations in Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Symposium
August 12 - 14, 2011 at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, NC 

5 Continent Congress
September 15 - 17, 2011 at the Palais Stephanie in Cannes, France

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
November 3 - 6, 2011 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC

American College of Phlebology Annual Congress
November 3 - 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA

American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery (ASCDAS)
December 1 - 4, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV

Click here for a full list of the physicians' presentations!

The Physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York have been selected to receive the Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick Clinical Research and Innovations Award at the 31st ASLMS Annual Conference for their abstract

"Investigation of the Effectiveness of Non-Coherent Blue Light in Intralesional Photodynamic Therapy of Basal Cell Carcinoma"

 Presentation of this prestigious award will occur at the time of the Presidential Awards/Citations on Friday, April 1, 2011 during the Plenary Session (10:40 a.m. – 10:59 a.m.) in the Longhorn F room at the Gaylord Texan

The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York has opened a new year-round, full-service office in Southampton, NY

Dr. Elliot T Weiss is available Tuesday-Friday in Southampton and Monday in our Manhattan office.  Our new Southampton facility offers world-class dermatologic care including: laser and cosmetic procedures, Mohs Micrographic Surgery for skin cancer, dermatologic surgery and general dermatology.

Dr. Roy Geronemus listed amongst New York Magazine's Best Doctors for 2010.

Dr. Geronemus has been selected for the 15th time.

Get Your Fill in the Hamptons

Our office services manhattan and the Hamptons "The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, the Manhattan home of Drs. Roy Geronemus and Fredric Brandt, is opening a Southampton outpost (above) to be manned by dermatologist Elliot T. Weiss, who will offer everything from Botox to body checks..." Click here to read the article

The physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York were a tour de force at the recent American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery meeting in Phoenix, Arizona on April 14-18, 2010

17 presentations by the LSSCNY physicians included the meeting's "best clinical paper" which was delivered by Dr. Elliot Weiss

Our other presentations include:

"New Concepts in Rejuvenation of Photodamaged Skin"
"Update Non-Invasive Facial and Body Shaping"
"Updates and New Emerging Body Shaping Technology"
"Our Approach to Ablative Fractional Resurfacing"
"Our Approach to Pediatric Laser Procedures"
"Challenging Cases and Complications of Vascular Lesions"
"Fractional Complications"
"Improvement in Saddlebag Subcutaneous Fat Deposits and Cellulite Using a Bipolar Radiofrequency, Infrared, Vacuum and Mechanical Massage Device"
"Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction for Contouring and Tightening of the Upper Arms"
"LED Photomodulation II:  Effect of Energy Fluence on Procollagen Products of Human Skin Fibroblasts"
"LED Photomodulation III:  Effect of Wavelengths and Ratio of Wavelengths on Gene Expressions in Human Skin Fibroblasts"
"Cancer Margin Detection"
"LED Photomodulation:  Effects of Different Wavelengths and Delivery Modes on Selected Human Cell Types In Vitro"
"3-Dimensional Surface Imaging for Measuring Skin Tightening and Body Circumference"
"Finally!  A Well-Tolerated and Effective Treatment for Actinic Keratoses on the Face"
"Ablative Fractional Resurfacing Plus Q-Switched Laser Therapy for the Treatment of Unwanted Tattoos"

Dr. Roy Geronemus and the physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York will be hosting the annual Vascular Birthmark Foundation conference.

The Vascular Birthmark Foundation along with  Dr. Roy Geronemus and The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York Present The 2010 Vascular Birthmark Conference on October 9, 2010 at the NYU Medical Center and the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York.

A presentation by the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York

"3-Dimensional Surface Imaging for Measuring Skin Tightening and Body Circumference" has been selected for the Best Overall Clinical Science award at the 30th American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference.

Recent developments from our physicians at LSSCNY have been featured in the January and February issues of the prestigious Archives of Dermatology journal

. A major advancement in the treatment of surgical and traumatic scars utilizing the Fraxel Repair laser was reported in the study titled (need title here). The study has led to a significantly improved outcome in the appearance of a variety of scars. A simple but extraordinarily effective treatment of a common condition---bruising-- was described in (need title). This treatment can be used for bruises from fillers, botox, surgery or traumatic injury. The treatment is quite simple with a very quick response with improvement notes within hours.

Medicis Receives Approval for RESTYLANE(R) and PERLANE(R)

Click here to read the release.

Allergan, Inc. Announces FDA Approval of JUVÉDERM(R) XC Dermal Filler Formulated with Lidocaine

First and Only Hyaluronic Acid Filler Approved to Last up to One Year from Initial Treatment Now Available with Lidocaine Providing Patients a More Comfortable Injection Experience

Click here to read the release.

The physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New Year reached an agreement with McGraw-Hill to publish a book

The physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York reached an agreement with McGraw-Hill to publish a book entitled “Laser and Light Treatments from the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York.”  This book will be a up to date  textbook for physicians covering the field of lasers, lights and related technologies. Publication is anticipated in 2011.

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Laser & Skin Surgery News
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Opening at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York in February 2010

First Location in the United States!

Microskin International has assisted people from all over the world with skin related conditions such as, Vitiligo, Birthmarks, Burns, Eczema, Lupus, Keloid Scarring and all sun – sensitive skin conditions. Microskin offers a far superior color correction system, individually formulated for each client, allowing the user to feel confident in their own skin. Microskin International has since been nominated for and won numerous awards including the National Business Telstra Innovation Award, The Australian Government Business Innovation Award, The Commonwealth Small Business Champion Award and The Sensis Business Ideas Award.  www.microskincenter.com for more information.

WHO: "Tanning Beds Can Cause Cancer"


FDA Approves Dysport

Our physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York participated in the clinical trials to obtain FDA approval.

New Treatment for Bruising

New Treatment for BruisingWe have just completed a study using one of our lasers for the treatment of bruising.  Our patients have found this to be a very valuable approach towards clearing up bruises that occur following injections, surgery, and injury.  The procedure is quick and relatively painless.Call the office for more information!

(Only side "A" treated.)
Bruising Study

The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York ® physicians present new data at ASLMS meeting

The physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York ® presented multiple papers at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery annual meeting in Maryland, April 2009.

Dr. Roy Geronemus presented on "Ablative Fractional Resurfacing”, “Complications of Fractional Resurfacing”, “Complications of Vascular Lesions”, “Lasers for Pediatric Lesions”.  Dr. Anne Chapas presented on “Update Non-invasive Body Shaping and Cellulite Treatment.”  and Dr. Lori Brightman presented on "Blephoplasty like results with periorbital fractional CO2 laser" and "Updates on Body Contouring"

Dr. Geronemus receives Presidential Citation from ASLMS

Dr. Roy Geronemus received a Presidential Citation from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery on April 2, 2009 in recognition of his contributions to the field of laser medicine.

New Laser Procedure for Leg Veins

CoolTouch (CTEV™) endovenous laser procedure is a minimally invasive, virtually painless, image-guided procedure that utilizes laser energy to close abnormally enlarged or dysfunctional veins in the legs. Incompetent leg veins can lead to varicose veins or extensive telangiectasia (unsightly spider veins). Additionally, patients with faulty or incompetent leg veins often suffer from swelling, aching pain, fatigue, cramping, burning, skin irritation or ulceration, or phlebitis (inflammation of the vein). Traditionally, the only way to treat reflux of the leg veins and associated symptoms was to surgically remove the faulty vein(s). Now, successful treatment can be achieved with a simple laser procedure, CoolTouch (CTEV™).  

CoolTouch (CTEV™) is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. A thin laser fiber is inserted through a tiny incision in the skin and positioned within the abnormal vein. As the fiber is slowly withdrawn, laser energy is delivered along the length of the damaged vein, causing it to close. The procedure is essentially painless, other than a slight needlestick with infiltration of local anesthesia. Compression stockings must be worn for several days following the procedure. Normal activity, including light exercise, may be resumed immediately following the procedure. Several weeks following the procedure, ultrasound is used to confirm closure of the treated vein. Subsequently, sclerotherapy (leg vein injections) may be used to clear remaining associated superficial veins.
Click here for detailed patient information on the CoolTouch CTEV

Coming Soon!! Reloxin

Studies performed in part at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York® have helped prove the effectiveness of a new alternative to Botox for facial lines and excess sweating.  Reloxin will be available at our center once FDA clearance is obtained, which should be within a few months.

Allergan to Introduce New Eyelash-Enhancing Drug

Following a New York Times story, the UK's Telegraph (1/15, Leonard) reports that Allergan, the pharmaceutical "company that smoothed out wrinkles with Botox (botulinum toxin type A) has made another beauty-enhancing breakthrough with" a product "that grows longer, thicker eyelashes."  The company "plans to introduce Latisse (bimatoprost), the first US government-approved prescription drug for eyelash lengthening, at the end of the month."  The drug is intended to treat "a condition known as hyptorichosis of the eyelashes, in which a sufferer does not have enough of them."  As was the case "with Botox, which was originally developed to deal with eyelid and neck spasms by paralyzing the muscles, the cosmetic potential of Latisse was an unintended side effect of a drug created to deal with glaucoma."        

"Side-effects might include itchiness of the eyes and a gradual change in color of the iris," the UK's Independent (1/15, Usborne) notes.  "And, aside from persuading their doctors to give them the necessary prescription, patients can expect to pay roughly $120 (£80) for a monthly dose."        

According to AHN (1/14), "Allergan chief executive David Pyott estimates Latisse may bring in for the company $500 million in long-term sales."  Pyott "believes many women would not mind spending $120 for a three milliliter dose of Latisse, which is just equivalent to a cup of coffee daily."        

Tara Parker-Pope wrote in the New York Times (1/14) Well Blog that Latisse "has the same formula as Allergan's eye drops for glaucoma, called Lumigan (bimatoprost ophthalmic)," which "is one of several drugs in a category known as prostaglandin analogs, which are meant to reduce dangerous pressure in the eyeball."  But, "unlike the version for glaucoma, Latisse isn't used as a drop, but instead is applied once daily to the base of the upper eyelashes with a disposable applicator."

Solta Medical Introduces Advanced Thermage Body Tip 16.0 for Faster Body Shaping and Contouring Treatments

The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York ® Welcomes Dr. Lori A. Brightman

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lori Brightman has joined the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York ®. Dr. Lori Brightman is a Board Certified Dermatologist. She specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and laser surgery. After graduating cum laude from Boston College, Dr. Brightman received her masters in medical science and medical degree from Boston University Medical School where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honors society. She was also the recipient of the Bertha Curtis Humanitarian Award. Dr. Brightman completed her residency training at Boston University /Tufts New England Medical Center combined program. Dr. Brightman continued her training in Skin Oncology at Boston University as well as Mohs micrographic surgery and procedural dermatology at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York ®.  Dr. Brightman regularly lectures nationally and publishes widely about advances in cutaneous oncology, laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology. Her current research involves the use of laser and light devices in the treatment of medical and cosmetic conditions. Her service to the community includes lectures and skin cancer screenings for many community based programs as well as major corporations. Dr. Brightman is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Lasers in Medicine & Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Medical Association.

Fraxel - No More Blue!

There have been significant improvements in the new Fraxel laser over the past year. Most recently, the physicians at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York have introduced a new “tip” to the Fraxel laser which does not require the application of blue dye. This has allowed for an easier treatment process for our patients and more uniform treatment outcomes.

The laser has also been modified to allow for high energy treatments which can be more helpful for deeper lines and wrinkles as well as acne scars.

The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York ® physicians present new clinical data at ASLMS

The physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York ® presented multiple papers at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery annual meeting in Boston in April, 2006.

Dr. Roy Geronemus presented on fractional photothermolysis (Fraxel laser), “a Perspective on the Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions,” “Cutaneous Laser Surgery 2006, Where do we go from here?”. Dr. Leonard Bernstein presented research on use of the Fraxel laser for stretch marks while Dr. Karen Kim discussed the use of the new plasma skin resurfacing technology for facial rejuvenation. Dr. Anne Chapas presented data on the use of a dual wavelength treatment of port wine stain birthmarks (Cynergy laser) as well as photodynamic therapy treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer. One of our laser nurses, Tracy Muhlenforth, R.N. presented on anesthesia and laser safety in the pediatric population.

The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York ® physicians present new data at a national conference

The physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York ® presented multiple papers at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery conference held October 24-26, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Roy Geronemus presented papers on nonablative tissue tightening, laser removal of traumatic tattoos of the face and the review on the potential for laser complications. Dr. Leonard Bernstein presented research on use of the Fraxel laser for stretch marks while Dr. Karen Kim discussed the use of a new Nd:YAG laser for the removal of unwanted fat below the chin.