NYACK, N.Y. and SWANSEA, Wales, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the historic Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, Portrait Plasma Skin Regeneration returned as a technology discussed at the advanced symposium, Controversies & Conversations in Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, directed by Drs. Kenneth A. Arndt and Jeffrey S. Dover of SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill, MA. In the session titled, "Does the choice of wavelength energy sources and/or use of fractionation make a difference in the treatment of photo-aging and scarring," pre-eminent panelists presented and discussed clinical results and attributes of an array of technologies used in their practices.
Portrait Plasma Skin Regeneration has returned to the market under new ownership and worldwide support by the Energist Group (Swansea, UK and Nyack, NY). Portrait is FDA-cleared for the treatment of superficial and deep wrinkles, skin discoloration, precancerous and benign skin lesions, as well as acne scars. Chris Zachary, MD, Chair of Dermatology, University of California, Irvine, had commented, "I am personally delighted to see this technology back in the market, as it provides a well-researched and very effective mechanism for skin rejuvenation." And as a panelist at Controversies, he further stated, "We're delighted to use plasma again." Ken Arndt, MD, director of the symposium, added, "Yes, we're all glad it's back."
Portrait Plasma provides dramatic cosmetic results by delivering a unique thermal profile that stimulates a significant response by the entire skin architecture without creating an open wound like ablative, chromophore-targeted, and fractional technology procedures. Suzanne Kilmer, MD, founder of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California, and past president of The American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), commented, "Where to deliver heat is the key in treatments." She further said, "Having the skin intact is very important and ac