Yelena Kipervas, DO, Family Care, Bartonsville, PA
This study was conducted to evaluate the safety of the use of a novel 0.65 millisecond pulsed Nd: YAG 1064nm laser for skin rejuvenation, when used in combination with injectables in a single treatment session. Seven subjects were enrolled and were treated with the laser first, then were given injections afterwards. It was observed that there was a reduction in the pain, bruising and swelling from the injections with the use of the laser prior to the injections. Patient satisfaction was High or Very High in all cases. The use of this laser and this protocol has the potential to increase client retention and to attract new clients who prefer less treatment discomfort and who prefer a single visit rather than two for skin rejuvenation.