Cosmetic practice has remained no more a practice but become the backbone of a Dermatologist’s practice today. It not only involves your professional expertise but also a huge investment. Once you invest your money into your practice, your money handling skills become equally important as your patient handling skills. Everybody wants not only to recover their investment, but also earn a decent profit, which they definitely deserve. Laser application in Cosmetic Dermatology has grown by leaps and bounds and is now a necessity in any Dermatologist’s clinic. This was evident during the ongoing “Cosmetology Update” lecture series as well as the upcoming “Cosmo Laser Con” where a bulk of topics are centred around Lasers. Your Journal is a Media Partner of both these events. From the most widely used application of laser assisted hair removal, Laser applications in Aesthetic Dermatology have come a long way from its inception.
Over the last decade, there have been tremendous advances in Laser technology for hair removal. Light based system evolved from the earlier version of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) based technology to AFT (Advanced Fluorescent Technology) with contact cooling. Lasers have moved from the days of Ruby laser 694-nm and Alexandrite Laser 755-nm to Long pulsed Nd:YAG laser 1064-nm and Diode laser of 810-nm in-motion technology. This issue continues with our focus to offer a wide range of clinical and scientific studies which gauging from your feedback we are happy to note serves as reference material enabling you to enhance your Aesthetic Practise. As in any business, Dermatologists now need to appreciate that Cosmetology Dermatology is like any other and hence use pro-active Marketing concepts and strategies to boost their business.