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Depilación láser con un láser ND:YAG pulsado de 650 microsegundos: Un estudio de 298 pacientes

Babar K. Rao, MD, Dermatología, Nueva York, NY Publicado en Global Dermatology Volumen 1(1): 9-12 El vello no deseado causa un estrés significativo en los pacientes, lo que produce ansiedad, depresión y una reducción general de la calidad de vida [1]. Desde su desarrollo en la década de 1960, los sistemas de depilación láser han seguido creciendo en popularidad, ya que ahora son uno de los procedimientos cosméticos más comunes hechos por dermatólogos [2]. A diferencia de otras técnicas de depilación como la depilación con cera, el afeitado y la electrólisis, la depilación láser es una forma eficaz de reducir permanentemente el crecimiento del vello y por lo tanto, se ha convertido en la regla de oro [3]. El láser, que significa “emisión de radiación estimulada por amplificación de luz” es un tipo de fototermólisis selectiva que se dirige a moléculas absorbentes de luz o cromóforos en una longitud de onda específica [4]. La melanina que se encuentra en los folículos pilosos es el cromóforo que absorbe la energía emitida por el láser y la transforma en calor que daña selectivamente los folículos pilosos [5]. Hoy en día, existe una variedad de sistemas de depilación láser que se utilizan para enfocarse en una variedad de colores de vello y tipos de piel. Los láseres que utilizan longitudes de onda más cortas, como el láser de rubí (694 nm) y el láser de alejandrita (755 nm), tienen una penetración más superficial en la epidermis y por lo tanto, tienen un mayor riesgo de absorción de melanina epidérmica y lesiones en la piel circundante [6]. Posteriormente, estos láseres generalmente se evitan en pacientes con tipos de piel más oscuros (fototipos III-VI en la escala de Fitzpatrick). Los láseres con longitudes de onda más largas, como el láser Nd:YAG de 1064 nm, proporcionan una penetración epidérmica más profunda para atacar la melanina folicular con una menor absorción de la piel circundante. Se ha demostrado que estos láseres son seguros y eficaces para la eliminación del vello en tipos de piel más oscura [7]. Además de seleccionar láseres con las longitudes de onda adecuadas, también es de suma importancia determinar la duración del pulso y la fluencia (energía por área cuadrada) para optimizar los resultados y minimizar los efectos secundarios. La alta fluencia y la duración prolongada del pulso permiten que el calor se difunda al tejido circundante y aumenta el riesgo de efectos secundarios como cicatrices [8]. La duración del pulso, para que sea eficaz, debe ser menor o igual al tiempo de relajación térmica (TRT) del tallo del vello, que se estima entre 10 y 50 milisegundos [9]. Como resultado, la mayoría de los sistemas de depilación láser disponibles actualmente utilizan anchos de pulso de milisegundos. De manera semejante, la mayoría de los estudios que existen sobre láseres Nd:YAG se han hecho acerca de láseres Nd:YAG de pulso largo tradicionales que producen anchos de pulso de 3 a 30 milisegundos de fluencia. Estos láseres Nd:YAG de pulso largo se utilizan normalmente con sistemas de enfriamiento para reducir aún más la incidencia de daño epidérmico. Sin embargo, recientemente se ha descubierto que una técnica de láser Nd:YAG de 650 microsegundos (μs) tiene resultados comparables a los láseres Nd:YAG de mayor duración de pulso sin medidas de enfriamiento de la piel [10]. Este estudio se llevó a cabo para evaluar la seguridad y la satisfacción del paciente con la depilación láser utilizando un nuevo láser Nd:YAG portátil y relativamente económico con un pulso corto de 650 μs.

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Laser Optical Engineer

Aerolase is the fastest growing medical laser company, serving the high growth dermatology and aesthetic laser market. Nestled in the picturesque Hudson Valley in Tarrytown, NY, the location is also ideal for access to NY City and other areas of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. We are hiring in many areas and currently seek laser optical engineers with a passion for creating new things. The company offers a friendly, team-oriented work environment and competitive compensation including salary, bonus, stock options, 401k, and health/dental/life insurance plans.

About the Team:

  • We are a diverse team of friendly, creative hard-working people with a passion for achieving our objectives
  • We are creative, hands-on and innovative with a strong orientation toward high customer satisfaction
  • We have created a very team-spirited company culture and believe it is important to have open and effective cross-functional collaboration and communications – and enjoy our work!

About the Role:

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, creative and detail-oriented problem solver to help support the production, service and repair of our unique solid-state laser devices.

Must have expertise working with assembly and/or development of small, sensitive, high precision instruments, preferably solid-state laser technology, with a high caliber technology company.  We prefer design and hands-on experience in multiple laser technologies including solid state lasers, semiconductor lasers, non-linear optical materials and devices, optical benches, and beam directors. Experience with the technical aspects of developing laser and laser-based products is strongly preferred.

Candidates should have proven ability to address complex challenges with ingenuity and innovation, and capability to work independently to manage multiple simultaneous tasks, and see all tasks to completion. Also should have the ability to work well in a collaborative multidisciplinary team environment, define and analyze system performance specifications, and ensure adherence to those specifications in the application environment.

  • Perform sensitive manual optical assembly of lasers.
  • Test, troubleshoot repair and assemble lasers, subassemblies and various components, including high-voltage laser power supplies and other electronics.
  • Support the development and implementation of test fixtures, equipment, procedures and documentation for the engineering and operations functions.
  • Support product design and development activities related to new products and product improvements.
  • Support development and maintenance of quality and regulatory documents and procedures.
  • Provide customer technical support as needed including product service, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • With suppliers, act as a technical and operational liaison as needed.
  • Maintain thorough, complete and accurate written records; comply fully with the company’s quality system and any regulatory requirements.
  • Follow safety rules for working with high-voltages and high-power lasers.
  • Perform other duties as completion of responsibilities necessitates or as assigned by supervisor.
  1. Minimum 5 years of experience in an engineering role involving sensitive high precision instruments, preferably involving solid state lasers.
  2. Theoretical and practical knowledge and skills of adequate policies and procedures for the control of laser hazards and high voltage hazards, using relevant protective equipment, ensuring adequate safety education and training of other personnel.
  3. Understanding of system and component design, testing and troubleshooting.
  4. Enjoy working with your hands/mechanical ability.
  5. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  6. Proven technical and project management skills.
  7. Experience with manufacturing within a Quality Management System (especially medical).
  8. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  9. Self-motivated, detail oriented and well organized. Ability to make decisions and work independently Strong work ethic and desire to help the company successful by producing a reliable product.
  10. Not afraid to ask questions and make suggestions for improvement.
  11. Be able to work under pressure due to customer demands.
  12. Strong computer skills (Windows™ software).
  13. Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and daily responsibilities. Ability to discern and appropriately communicate sensitive issues.
  14. Ability to walk, stand, bend, reach, stoop/squat, and crouch. Ability to carry heavy items.
  15. Will require working indoors and outdoors – work environment includes the office, the production areas, mechanical rooms, and customer and supplier facilities. Also includes regular contact with high-voltage equipment and laser light emissions.

BS. in Physics, Mechanical or Optical Engineering, Master’s Degree preferred

  • We are a diverse team of friendly, creative hard-working people with a passion for achieving our objectives
  • We are creative, hands-on and innovative with a strong orientation toward high customer satisfaction 
  • We have created a very team-spirited company culture and believe it is important to have open and effective cross-functional collaboration and communications – and enjoy our work!

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, creative and detail-oriented problem solver to help support the production, service and repair of our unique solid-state laser devices.

Must have expertise working with assembly and/or development of small, sensitive, high precision instruments, preferably solid-state laser technology, with a high caliber technology company.  We prefer design and hands-on experience in multiple laser technologies including solid state lasers, semiconductor lasers, non-linear optical materials and devices, optical benches, and beam directors. Experience with the technical aspects of developing laser and laser-based products is strongly preferred.  

Candidates should have proven ability to address complex challenges with ingenuity and innovation, and capability to work independently to manage multiple simultaneous tasks, and see all tasks to completion. Also should have the ability to work well in a collaborative multidisciplinary team environment, define and analyze system performance specifications, and ensure adherence to those specifications in the application environment.

  • Perform sensitive manual optical assembly of lasers.
  • Test, troubleshoot repair and assemble lasers, subassemblies and various components, including high-voltage laser power supplies and other electronics.
  • Support the development and implementation of test fixtures, equipment, procedures and documentation for the engineering and operations functions.
  • Support product design and development activities related to new products and product improvements.
  • Support development and maintenance of quality and regulatory documents and procedures.
  • Provide customer technical support as needed including product service, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • With suppliers, act as a technical and operational liaison as needed.
  • Maintain thorough, complete and accurate written records; comply fully with the company’s quality system and any regulatory requirements.
  • Follow safety rules for working with high-voltages and high-power lasers.
  • Perform other duties as completion of responsibilities necessitates or as assigned by supervisor.
  1. Minimum 5 years of experience in an engineering role involving sensitive high precision instruments, preferably involving solid state lasers.
  2. Theoretical and practical knowledge and skills of adequate policies and procedures for the control of laser hazards and high voltage hazards, using relevant protective equipment, ensuring adequate safety education and training of other personnel.
  3. Understanding of system and component design, testing and troubleshooting.
  4. Enjoy working with your hands/mechanical ability.
  5. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  6. Proven technical and project management skills.
  7. Experience with manufacturing within a Quality Management System (especially medical).
  8. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  9. Self-motivated, detail oriented and well organized. Ability to make decisions and work independently Strong work ethic and desire to help the company successful by producing a reliable product.
  10. Not afraid to ask questions and make suggestions for improvement.
  11. Be able to work under pressure due to customer demands.
  12. Strong computer skills (Windows™ software).
  13. Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and daily responsibilities. Ability to discern and appropriately communicate sensitive issues.
  14. Ability to walk, stand, bend, reach, stoop/squat, and crouch. Ability to carry heavy items.
  15. Will require working indoors and outdoors – work environment includes the office, the production areas, mechanical rooms, and customer and supplier facilities. Also includes regular contact with high-voltage equipment and laser light emissions.

BS. in Physics, Mechanical or Optical Engineering, Master’s Degree preferred

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Staff Accountant / Junior Accountant

Aerolase Corporation, a leading aesthetic laser innovator, seeks a Staff Accountant / Junior Accountant. Having made the Inc. 5000 list as one of the world’s fastest growing private companies as well as annual best-in-class product awards, Aerolase has transformed the market with products that provide uniquely tolerable treatments to the patients and exceptionally high ROI for the practitioners. The company offers competitive and an exciting high-growth company culture.

Duties:

• Provide support to the Controller and the management team
• Maintain day-to-day financial accounting functions, including A/P, A/R, expense tracking
• Support the month-end close process, ensuring accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial statements.
• Uploading annual budget and tracking actual to budget variances
• Use of financial reporting software
• Support external auditors and other required outside reporting requirements
• Participation in quarterly inventory reconciliations
• Assist team with projects such as policy creation, system implementation, client support etc.

• Some experience with and strong understanding of the monthly close process and technical accounting
• Detailed oriented, with ability to see the big picture
• Self-starter who can work independently and employ time management skills to meet deadlines.
• Knowledge of MS Excel (V-lookup, formulas, pivot tables).
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Sound judgment and problem-solving skills

• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Accounting a MUST, good understanding of GAAP
• 1-3 years’ experience in an accounting function (including internship)
• General Ledger/Operational Accounting experience
• Knowledge of Quickbooks or other reporting software a plus (more the better)
• Industry experience a plus

Senior Accountant

Aerolase Corporation, a leading aesthetic laser innovator, seeks a Senior Accountant. Having made the Inc. 5000 list as one of the world’s fastest growing private companies as well as annual best-in-class product awards, Aerolase has transformed the market with products that provide uniquely tolerable treatments to the patients and exceptionally high ROI for the practitioners. The company offers competitive and an exciting high-growth company culture.

Duties:

• Provide support to the Controller and the management team
• Own day-to-day financial accounting functions, including A/P, A/R, expense tracking
• Assist in establishing and maintaining policies & procedures in accordance with GAAP and Aerolase policy
• Key contributor to the month-end close process, ensuring accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial statements.
• Assist in the preparation of management reports – (cash management, various projections, month end reporting package)
• Involvement with the annual budget process
• Use of financial reporting software
• Support external auditors and other required outside reporting requirements
• Prepare and submit payroll
• Participation in quarterly inventory reconciliation to the perpetual
• Ad hoc projects

• Strong knowledge of the monthly close process and technical accounting

• Detailed oriented, with ability to see the big picture

• Experience in continuous improvement and accounting best practices

• Self-starter who can work independently and employ time management skills to meet deadlines.

• System savvy – ability to learn new financial software

• Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel (V-lookup, formulas, pivot tables).

• Global consolidations experience a plus

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Sound judgment and problem-solving skills

• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Accounting a MUST, good understanding of GAAP

• 3+ years’ experience working as a staff/senior accountant

• General Ledger/Operational Accounting experience a must

• Extensive knowledge of Quickbooks and other reporting software

• Prior involvement with system implementation

• Prior public accounting experience (any size firm) a plus

• Industry experience a plus

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