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Forum: Fractional Resurfacing

Fractional resurfacing provides a new and unique approach to laser skin resurfacing that eliminates most of the side effects of CO2 laser skin resurfacing (LSR), while reducing the healing time from a few weeks to a few days. A series of 4 to 6 treatments appears to achieve improvement in mild to moderate wrinkles and dyspigmentation that approach but are not quite as dramatic as LSR.

Forum Participants

Dr. R. Rox Anderson is professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, and director for research of the Laser Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Anderson's research is mainly in understanding and developing new laser applications in dermatology.

Dr. Dieter Manstein is instructor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School. He conducts innovative clinical research at the Wellman Center of Photomedicine and has developed various new procedures in dermatology, among them Fractional Resurfacing.

Dr. Cameron K. Rokhsar is a board certified dermatologist with a special interest in cosmetic dermatology and surgery. He has an active interest in research and teaching, and is currently on Faculty at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City where he teaches residents.

Dr. Whitney Tope is the Associate Clinical Professor of the Department of Dermatology at UCSF. His clinical specialties include Mohs Micrographic Surgery, cutaneous oncology, reconstruction, laser applications in dermatology, photodynamic therapy (PDT), vascular anomalies, high risk skin cancer & lower extremity venous diseases.

Dr. Jeffrey Dover directs SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill and is Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Section of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Dover's research interests are photomedicine, lasers in medicine, cosmetic laser surgery, and medical education.