Board certified dermatologist, Dr. Lori Brightman, specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and laser surgery. She received her medical degree from Boston University Medical School, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honors society. Thereafter, she completed her residency training at Boston University/Tufts New England Medical Center combined program and continued her training in Skin Oncology at Boston University as well as Mohs micrographic surgery and procedural dermatology at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York. Today, Dr. Brightman practices in New York City and is a member of the dermatological tea
By Guest Editor Wendy Lewis
We may not be ready to inject our own BOTOX® (yet), but DIY derm devices have taken the beauty world by storm. Thanks to an ever expanding selection of light based devices designed to get rid of hair, zap wrinkles and sun damage, cure pimples and even out skin tone, beauty devices are the new skin care. The crashing economy has also fueled our interest in taking our beauty into the home.
For laser and light based devices to be sold into the mass market, the technology has to be significantly downsized from what you can find in a doctor’s office. Translation: less powerful energy, and therefore less dramatic results. The m