This past weekend Dr. Pozner and I attended the 30th annual American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) meeting in Phoenix. Arizona.
ASLMS is the one meeting where the latest in next generation energy based cosmetic treatments is always first presented. Attendees come from all over the world – although the volcano in Iceland, and its impact on flights to and from Europe, did deter some Europeans from coming. The meeting consisted of a wide variety of workshops, panel discussions and abstract sessions with the singular goal of learning what’s new, what’s old and what will be soon arriving in cosmetic laser treatments.
Although the economic recession has led to some pull back from laser manufacturers, there was great interest in the new approaches to the non-surgical treatment of the aging face and neck, body sculpturing, and fat removal. In addition, it was clear that improved cellulite and melasma treatments remain the next 2 great frontiers in the cosmetic treatment of the skin. In my next blog I will focus on my own particular lectures.