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7th international Laser and Health Academy Symposium

During this year’s Laser and Health Academy Symposium (LA&HA), 70 clinical experts from around the world gathered to present, share and discuss their clinical experiences in the field of medical laser treatments. Due to the large number of lecturers and attendees this year, the symposium was extended from one to two full days, with lecture topics grouped into parallel sessions according to LA&HA’s three main research categories, i.e. aesthetics, dermatology and surgery, dentistry as well as gynecology.

This year the symposium’s gynecology program was especially exciting, with an overview of more than 30 recently published scientific papers  that confirm the effectiveness of Fotona’s Er:YAG SMOOTH mode for minimally invasive treatments such as IntimaLase, a laser for vaginal rejuvenation, and IncontiLase, a laser to treat incontinence. Fotona’s TightSculpting and Fotona 4-D treatments were major topics in the aesthetics programme, with precise protocols presented for ensuring optimal treatments with different skin types. In the dental programme, one of the latest developments presented was the revolutionary new SWEEPS (shock wave enhanced emission photoacoustic streaming) mode for laser endodontic treatment, a more effective solution for removing the smear layer even in narrower subcanals.

This year, there were also plenty of opportunities for attendees to network with lecturers and fellow participants, thanks to the evening dinners and accompanying social events included with the programme.

The LA&HA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of research, education and publishing in the field of laser medicine. LA&HA actively collaborates with industry, medical professionals and universities on projects aimed at the development and improvement of laser applications. In addition, LA&HA serves as a platform for continuous education in the medical laser community with numerous professional workshops offered worldwide on a wide variety of medical laser topics.

More information about LA&HA’s activities can be found on the LA&HA website.

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