Clinical Roundtable Supplement Cynosure July 2012 : Page 8

clinical roundtable | RevLite “For Asian patients that have these skin issues, the RevLite provides many outstanding improvements. For physicians, the device is worth the investment because it covers many dermatologic issues.” Dr. Wong – One thing that has helped with the RevLite is that I photograph my facial rejuvenation patients using the Visia system from Canfi eld. Results of the skin analysis by this system have helped me to explain the patient’s skin conditions and convince them of the need for facial treatments. It also helps to show them the results of laser rejuvenation, and to compare their conditions before and after RevLite treat-ments. Prior to using the Visia system, I had to assure my patients that the RevLite treatments had been effective. Is there any other information you would like to share ? Dr. Bekhor – The RevLite has been a welcome addition to my practice, mainly because of its ability to remove tattoos more comprehensively than other devices. It is especially good at removing very stubborn pigments. Dr. Xin – The key to successful transformations using the laser, or what I like to call “laser beauty,” lies in the equipment. It must be of excellent quality – only the best. However, the practitioner must always remember that for any good equipment to work well, it needs a good operator. Dr. Rajendran – When you apply light or laser energy to Asian skin, you need to be very careful to not do any damage. At times, I begin treatment by using the RevLite on a lower setting than even the Company recommends; then I increase the energy depending on the patient’s response. It is most important to remember that hypopigmentation needs to be avoided. In India, if a patient observes hypo-or hy-perpigmentation, they will not like the procedure. Dr. Suwanchinda – For my patients, hypopigmentation has been the biggest com-plication in treating a variety of skin problems over the years. The RevLite is an im-portant improvement in technology as it reduces the chances for this adverse event in patient outcomes. Dr. Wong – For Asian patients that have these skin issues, the RevLite provides many outstanding improvements. In my practice, this is particularly true for those with melasma, and also in the reduction or elimination of many pigmentary prob-lems. For physicians, the device is worth the investment because it covers many dermatologic issues. Finally, with a visual aid such as the Visia system, together with the RevLite, patients are not only convinced, but also see the improvement in measurable “charts” and “percentages,” rather than purely relying on our subjective impression. Nevus of Ota before Tx Nevus of Ota after RevLite Tx Photos courtesy of Philip Bekhor, M.D. 8 THE Asian Aesthetic Guide 2012 -Volume 2 www.miinews.com

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