Medical journal features two articles by Dr. Ramsdell on fractional CO2 laser resurfacing
Seminars in Plastic Surgery, the authoritative medical journal covering aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, tapped Dr. William M. Ramsdell to share his expertise in two articles on fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing for its August 2012 issue.
In "Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing," Dr. Ramsdell describes recent advances in CO2 laser technologies and the benefits in terms of improved patient results, reduced downtime, and fewer chances of complications. In "Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing Complications," Dr. Ramsdell addresses the adverse results that can occur even with the best of technology and care and shares insight on preventing, detecting, and treating them.
In his preface to the issue, guest editor Ramsey Markus, M.D. of Houston's Baylor College of Medicine, applauds the level of detail Dr. Ramsdell provides and notes in particular the value of Dr. Ramsdell's insights into complication management.
"Ironically, mastering the art of detecting and treating complications helps to separate a novice from a master laser surgeon," Markus writes. " ... This is one of the most important offerings in this edition."
Dr. Ramsdell was the first doctor to introduce the CO2 laser resurfacing procedure in Central Texas and served as a certified preceptor, teaching other physicians how to perform this exacting procedure.
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Seminars in Plastic Surgery: Issue 03, Volume 26, August 2012: