Medical grade lasers have been used in various treatments for the past 60 years. They are fabulously precise instruments that emit very specific frequencies of energy. Their precision allows doctors and practitioners to target specific tissue types, structures and layers at exacting depths. They can be used ablatively to vaporize tissue, such as a tumor. They can also be used in a regenerative technique, to stimulate a physiological response that causes the repair and regeneration of healthy new tissue. Beyond the science of understanding the physics that make lasers work, the art of laser medicine is knowing how to use the laser to interact with a patient’s physiology.

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Watch the video : The science of erbium and CO2 fractional laser resurfacing

Today, fractional lasers and laser resurfacing are what Dr. Pien and I are going to be discussing.

Explore the photos above to get an in-depth view of the CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment.

The Science of Fractional Lasers

Dr. Milgrom – As you know, we have over 25 different types of lasers here with many different kinds of frequencies and many different types of geometries.


You are shaving… You notice a few small bumps on your skin… They kind of look like pimples but not really… Are they hives, insect bites?… Nope, turns out they are ingrown hairs!

Don’t panic, ingrown hairs are actually quite common, generally harmless and easy to treat. 

What Causes an Ingrown Hair?

An ingrown hair occurs when the hair grows back into the hair follicle, or surrounding skin, instead of out of it.

There are several different things that can cause this but usually it is the result of something (dead skin / dirt) clogging the follicle and thus re-routing the natural growth pattern of the hair.


Once upon a time…. the skin on our face was tight and toned, and our cheeks proudly proclaimed to the world

“I am healthy, and filled with vim vigor and vitality”

Then one day our cheeks start getting loose and sagging… our jaw line loses its sharp contours… hanging jowls begin to appear, folds around our mouth deepen, marionette lines frame our chin that proclaim to the world…

“gravity is in charge of my face”!

Repost of an article originally written in 2006 (Just imagine how much more sophisticated the technology and the techniques have become since then!)

It’s been said that a working journalist must have thick skin but I never thought this expression had literal meaning. Now that I am officially middle age, I am eager for a dermatological laser face lift thickening of my skin, even, as my heart grows softer with age. Unfortunately, as time marches on, my Scandinavian skin is destined for its ancestral tissue-paper fragility.


Unwanted hair is often viewed as the proverbial bane of our beauty blunders. Today, there are so many different methods of hair removal available that it can be hard to choose the best option.

Shaving is the long-standing winner for simplicity and convenience.

But when it comes to long-lasting permanent results, laser hair removal is, more often than not, the top choice.

So how can you decide which one of these hair removal options suits your needs and your lifestyle best?


Before we can dive into getting rid of wrinkles or sagging skin, we first need to understand the basic biology of collagen. 

However, I do understand that unless you are excited by science, you might find the next few paragraphs a tad boring… So to help keep your interest peaked, let me start by saying:

Sexy, gorgeous, lifted, toned, smooth, youthful skin – is all about collagen.

The Structure of Your Skin

Your skin is comprised of two main layers.



Facelift surgery provides a method to smooth out lines on your face and give you an overall younger appearance.

No matter what you do to care for your skin, wrinkling and sagging is a natural part of aging. However, even though it’s natural, it doesn’t mean that you have to give up and succumb to looking and feeling old. There are things that can be done to bring back a young and healthy look.


We’ve all seen them and some of us have even been born with them—but the truth remains that no one really knows where birthmarks come from and what causes them. Today we explore the different types of birthmarks out there, we take a look at birthmark removal, and also provide you with some useful information on the costs of such procedures.

What is a Birthmark

A birthmark is a blemish on the skin visible at birth, or a very short while after birth.


Did you know your skin has the power to transform itself from within into a younger, more healthier state?

At AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare, you’ll find the ideal balance of rigorous hi-tech laser medicine and unique holistic protocols to stimulate your skin’s own natural healing and regenerative capabilities.


Our exclusive “multiple-modality” approach to making you look younger integrates a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art lasers and Energy Medicine protocols.


Most of us pay no attention to how fantastic our skin really is. As one of the largest most important organs in our bodies, our skin works to protect internal organs and provides many other functions that we often take for granted. Because it interfaces with the environment, skin plays a vital role in protecting our body from pathogens (germs) and excessive water loss.

What Happens to Our Skin as We Age?

As our skin and bodies begin to age we experience a physiological change that diminishes the synthesis of collagen within the dermis, and slows our cellular turnover rate to expose noticeably older looking skin.