Navigation Links
Dr. Hugh Hetherington: Laser Technology Rises in Popularity, Treatment Offers Variety of Cosmetic Solutions

Bozeman, Montana (PRWEB) June 04, 2013

A CBS News article has shared information about the growing popularity of the use of laser technology in cosmetic procedures. According to the article, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports the number of people who have undergone laser skin resurfacing procedures has doubled over the last decade. In response, experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hugh Hetherington provided information about the benefits and common misconceptions of this technology.

Dr. Hetherington stated: “Lasers are wonderful technology but have very specific applications. Each laser has its own wavelength that reacts with tissue in a specific way. Other parameters that must be controlled to get the right response include the amount of energy delivered and the duration of the pulse. The idea is for the energy to react preferentially with a target molecule such as tattoo ink in a way that destroys the unwanted tattoo without scarring the skin. Applications include hair removal, spider veins, tattoos, skin tightening and removal of pigmented skin lesions. The goal is to accomplish this without scarring the skin.”

Though laser treatment for cosmetic purposes gets the most attention, lasers have a number of medical benefits. The article notes, for instance, that lasers can be used to remove pre-cancerous spots. A number of people opt for laser treatments as it is less expensive than plastic surgery, and both treatment and recovery time are lessened. In addition, medical professionals such as nurses can undergo special training to gain expertise needed to perform these procedures.

Dr. Hetherington urges individuals to educate themselves on the benefits of laser procedures. He commented: “Each application requires the right laser and properly trained operator. It is also important to be realistic about the results that can be expected and who is an appropriate candidate. Not all skin types respond the same. Patients should ask who is doing the procedure and what their training is. It is quite common for specially trained nurses to safely perform laser procedures under a doctor’s supervision.”


Dr. Hugh Hetherington is an otolaryngologist and cosmetic surgeon who serves the greater Bozeman, Montana, community at Big Sky Ear, Nose & Throat as well as Big Sky Cosmetic Surgery. After graduating with his Doctor of Medicine degree from Saint Louis University, he served as an Army doctor and surgeon at numerous locations both in the United States and abroad. Today, Dr. Hugh Hetherington is double board-certified physician, recognized by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition to a medical practice, Dr. Hetherington holds a position as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medical Sciences at Montana State University.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Richardson, TX Dentist, Dr. Kerry Goad, Now Offers Laser Gum Disease Treatment to Help Patients Suffering from Gum Disease and Tooth Loss Qualify for Dental Implants
2. LIA Introduces LASER U – The Global Laser Education Portal! Practical Online Training for All Laser Users
3. STELLAService and Google To Help Online Shoppers Make More Informed Online Shopping Decisions
4. Northeast Laser & Electropolish Receives ISO 13485 Certification
5. Humble, TX Dentist, Dr. Damon Huffman Now Offers Laser Periodontal Disease Treatment to Gum Disease Patients
6. For Stroke Awareness Month, Dr. Andrew Satlin is Raising Awareness of the Connections Between Gum Disease and Stroke and Offers Encino, CA Laser Gum Surgery for Treatment
7. Ethos Spa Skin And Laser Center Has Launched Their Customizable Gift Certificates
8. Shenk Dental Care Stimulates Bone Growth for Gum Disease Patients Seeking Dental Implants with Laser Gum Surgery in Atlanta, GA
9. Fountain Valley, Ca Gum Disease Patients with Missing Teeth Can Now Receive Laser Gum Surgery from Dr. Robert Mokbel for Success with Dental Implants
10. Delaware Dermatologist Now Offers Clear + Brilliant Gentle Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
11. Berkeley, CA Periodontist, Dr. Keith Chertok Now Treats Gum Disease Patients With Laser Gum Surgery Prior to Placing Dental Implants
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a Fair Minimum ... by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate as the ... wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , The company ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The ... published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® & Innovative ... has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, and opened its ... Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air and surface ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners ... extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at ... responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Capricor Therapeutics, ... a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development ... patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical ... 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the ... quarter of 2016, and to report top line ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... CST on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , ... ) , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , ... Naik; Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Revolutionary technology includes ... Oticon , industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing ... Oticon Opn ™, the world,s first internet connected hearing ... IoT devices.      (Photo: ... number of ,world firsts,: , TwinLink™ - ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: