La thérapie combinée avec un laser Nd:YAG 1064 nm à 650 microsecondes pour le traitement du mélasme des peaux de couleur

Cheryl Burgess, MD Center for Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery Washington, DC

Le mélasme est largement connu comme un trouble de la pigmentation qui a un effet profond sur la qualité de vie des personnes qui en sont atteinte(1). Des études rapportent que les patients atteints de troubles de la pigmentation se sentent gênés, peu attrayants, que cela affecte leurs activités quotidiennes et qu’ils ressentent le besoin de faire des efforts pour cacher leur état de crainte que les autres y prêtent attention(1). Bien que le mélasme touche les personnes de tous types de peau, il prédomine chez les femmes à la peau plus foncée (Fitzpatrick III-VI)(2), ce qui peut ajouter des difficultés supplémentaires à un trouble chronique déjà difficile à traiter(3).

Le mélasme est de plus en plus fréquent. Certains centres dermatologiques indiquent qu’il s’agit de l’affection la plus fréquente après l’acné(4), mais un grand pourcentage de cette population ne cherche pas à se faire soigner, en grande partie parce qu’elle ne connaît pas les options de traitement(5). Pour ceux qui cherchent un traitement, une approche collective familière pour traiter le mélasme (dans le cadre médical) a traditionnellement pris la forme d’hydroquinone ou d’autres composés topiques, d’exfoliations chimiques, de microdermabrasion ou de lasers à commutation-Q.(3).

S’appuyant sur ces options de traitement traditionnelles, Aerolase, avec l’expertise clinique de Cheryl Burgess, MD, dermatologue basée à Washington DC, a développé un protocole en deux étapes, « one-two punch » (coup double), pour traiter efficacement le mélasme sur tous les types de peau en une seule séance de traitement. Tout d’abord, la technologie du laser Nd:YAG 1064 nm à 650 microsecondes d’Aerolase offre une solution pour s’attaquer aux composants mélaniques et vasculaires dermiques plus profonds(6) du mélasme, tout en aidant à briser le pigment épidermique. L’énergie du laser est appliquée sur toute la zone du visage à des fluences allant jusqu’à 28 J/cm2. Ensuite, selon le type et l’état de la peau du patient, une exfoliation chimique légère à moyenne ou un composé d’hydroquinone est appliqué pour traiter la pigmentation épidermique restante.

« Nous avons eu beaucoup de succès dans l’élimination de la pigmentation dermique avec le Neo grâce à sa profondeur de pénétration et à la vitesse de l’impulsion », affirme la Dre Burgess. « Ensuite, nous superposons (généralement) cela avec une exfioliation chimique ou de l’hydroquinone pour générer un nouvel épiderme afin d’éliminer les préoccupations pigmentaires superficielles et si un mélange est nécessaire, nous pouvons utiliser un composé d’hydroquinone », poursuit-elle.

Table of Contents

Hyperpigmentation

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Vascular Lesions

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Rosacea / Redness

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Hair Removal

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PFB

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Scars

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Autoimmune Disorders

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Skin Rejuvenation

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Acne

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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.

Staff Accountant / Junior Accountant

• 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.

Senior Accountant:

• 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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