Archives     Advertise     Editorial Calendar     Subscribe     Contact Us    


Moving at Light Speed


 
Michael Gold, MD

Energy-based Procedures a Game Changer

Aesthetic medicine is literally evolving at light speed, with energy-based systems leading the way.

Lasers, ultrasound, microwaves and radio frequency are now treatment methods of choice for many dermatologists including Michael Gold, MD, FAAD, of Gold Skincare in Nashville.


More Choices in a New Era

"A lot of these are improvements on technology we've had for a long time," said Gold, who's witnessed a laser market revolution during his 30-year career. "Our world has changed, and it's not that we suddenly have new technology but that we have better technology in the same categories that we had a few years back."

As an early adapter to technology, Gold has long been involved in clinical trials. "We do a lot of testing on all these devices so we know how they work and can maximize their use," he said. "We also get to teach a lot of people."


Better Results

The latest laser making headlines is the Syneron Candela PicoWay, considered the next generation laser light for tattoo removal and de-pigmentation (see box). A service that used to take 10-15 visits is now accomplished in half the time thanks to the ability to deliver concentrated energy to the targeted ink in a faster, shorter burst measured in picoseconds - one trillionth of a second.

Radio frequency devices offer a more sophisticated skin tightening option and are often used with needles for treatment of acne scars. Ultrasound innovation like Ultherapy lifts skin on the face and neck through tiny holes under the skin, "That's often a one treatment procedure, and we see really nice results," Gold said.

Another device, the UltraShape Power, is especially useful for the tightening of love handles and thighs and uses ultrasound to melt fat. Gold also eliminates fat by freezing it, a procedure called CoolSculpting. "New hand pieces and software make treatments faster and allow for fat to be removed in half the time," Gold said.


A Skincare Pioneer

A medical dermatology pioneer, Gold was among the first in his field to use silicone gel sheeting for scars and helped launch the first pulse light hair removal device in the industry. He later became one of the first three dermatologists to use photodynamic therapy for actinic keratosis and cosmetic concerns in which chemicals are used to help destroy pre-skin cancers.

"I've been very lucky to have been in the right place at the right time," said Gold, who maintains seven academic appointments both domestically and abroad. "We're very blessed here in Nashville to have the best healthcare."

SCALE in Music City

Each May, medical professionals from around the world gather in Nashville for the annual Symposium for Cosmetic Advances & Laser Education (SCALE). Presented by the Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, SCALE is co-chaired by founders Brian Biesman, MD, and TSLMS president Michael Gold, MD.

"There's a number of non-core physicians in the field, and everyone has the responsibility to practice at the highest possible level," said Gold. "We started the meeting for the concept of teaching people who use cosmetic procedures to make sure they keep patient safety at the forefront." More than 600 guests and 100 vendors attended the three-day meeting at the Music City Center.

WEB:
Gold Skincare
TSLMS

 
Share:

Related Articles:


Recent Articles

Maintaining a Medical Presence in Rural Tennessee

On March 1, another rural Tennessee hospital closed its doors for good, leaving yet another town without easy access to emergency care and inpatient services.

Read More

When Every Minute Matters

Nashville hospitals are setting higher standards for trauma outcomes.

Read More

Physician Spotlight: State of Health

TDH Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, is making prevention, rural healthcare a priority.

Read More

Sen. Alexander Recognized by AMA for Outstanding Service

Last month, the AMA recognized U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander for his work to improve healthcare across the country.

Read More

Small Towns, Big Fight for Continued Access to Care

Cuts and reimbursement changes have led to increased hospital closures in rural America, but the National Rural Health Association is working diligently to educate lawmakers on the vital role these facilities play in keeping a community healthy and vibrant.

Read More

Being Responsive to First Responders

First responders witness human tragedy on a routine basis. A train-the-trainer program led by Acadia CMO Dr. Michael Genovese looks to alert colleagues and supervisors to red flags of PTSI and create supports to foster resiliency.

Read More

Violence in U.S. Emergency Departments on the Rise

By their very nature, emergency departments are high-stakes settings filled with vulnerable patients and frightened families. Increasingly, they are also high-risk settings for healthcare providers.

Read More

NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

Hackers continue to target healthcare providers because of the rich patient data that is part of a practice's files. Staying one step ahead is tough, but there are proactive steps to take.

Read More

Education through Innovation

From virtual classrooms to high-tech sim labs, VUSN offers state-of-the-art training for tomorrow's nurse practitioners.

Read More

Health Care Council Hosts Eyles, Kahn for Policy Discussion

The Nashville Health Care Council hosted a lively discussion on healthcare policy with leaders of two of the most influential healthcare advocacy groups in D.C.

Read More

Email Print
 
 

 

 


Tags:
Aesthetic Medicine, CoolSculpting, Cosmetic Procedures, Dermatology, Gold Skincare Nashville, Michael Gold, SCALE, Symposium for Cosmetic Advances & Laser Education, Syneron Candela PicoWay, Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Ultherapy
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: