Excel V Roundtable
November 2013 | Volume 12 | Issue 11 | Feature | 1231 | Copyright © 2013
Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas MD PhD
Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, New York, NY
Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas MD PhD holds three Harvard degrees, an extensive 20+ year background in research, and runs clinical and laboratory studies focusing on anti-aging skin care, acne, skin cancer, and lasers. Her clinical practice on Park Avenue is focused on dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Alexiades holds a BA from Harvard University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and awarded the Fay Prize, the highest undergraduate honor, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and a PhD in Genetics from Harvard University. She is dual certified in medicine, surgery, and dermatology in the EU as well as the US.
Jeremy B. Green MD a board-certified dermatologist, graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Princeton University. He completed his medical education at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honors. He trained at the University of Miami Department of Dermatology where he served as its chief resident. Dr. Green currently practices with Dr. Brandt Dermatology Associates in Coral Gables, Florida, where they have chosen to make the Excel V laser an integral part of their practice.
Neil Sadick MD FAAD FAACS FACP FACPh a native New York City resident, completed his medical school training at SUNY Upstate. His residency, in internal medicine, was completed at Cornell/North Shore University/Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Center. Dr. Sadick then went on to train in dermatology at New York Hospital, during which time he served as chief resident until the completion of his training in 1983. Dr. Sadick holds five board certifications in internal medicine, dermatology, cosmetic surgery, hair restoration surgery, and phlebology. Dr. Sadick is the medical director and owner of Sadick Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology with locations on Park Avenue in New York City and Great Neck, Long Island.
David B. Vasily MD FAAD received a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree, with honors from Moravian College, magna cum laude. He obtained his medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine. Following his internship at Allentown Hospital, he completed a dermatology residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Vasily is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is a well-known dermatologist, who has also served as founder and president of Lehigh Valley Dermatology Associates, Ltd. since its inception over 30 years ago.
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Jeffrey S. Dover MD FRCPC is a director of SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine.
Dover: This is the nicest laser that I own. Dr. Arndt and I and others were approached and asked what our ideal vascular laser would look like. We told them it had to be small, solid state, key turn on and off, silent, large treatment window, contact cooling, variable spot sizes, variable pulse durations, and high energy. To my amazement two years later we received this amazing device.
Treatment of Telangiectatic Rosacea With 532nm KTP Wavelength
Green: This is a gentleman with telangiectatic rosacea and in this case I treated with same settings that Dr. Dover likes to use of 7Jcm2 , 10mm, 10ms, and 10°C. We are not getting purpura with this laser vs the pulse dye laser because the KTP laser delivers the pulse as a top hat so it is smooth and even heating. While the pulse dye also has 10ms pulse durations but there are micropulses within that pulse. There used to be four micro pulses and with the newer generation there are eight micropulses. That stecato heating might result in delayed purpura.