Laser Therapy Unit

Staff:

Hanin Al-Raqam (Consultant)

Hesham Hanafi (Consultant)

Ra'afat Harbi (Consultant)

Ghadeer Al-Alawi (Senior Specialist)

Amr Abdel-Salam(Registrar)

Wajeeh Waheeb (Registrar)

Dr. Hejab Al-Ajmi

(Q-Switched Alexandrite Laser)

Asad al-Hamad dermatology centre currently provides laser therapy under two broad categories:

  1. Vascular

  2. Pigment

In the Pigment Category, four laser machines are available to provide therapy for tattoos, some pigmented nevi and drug-induced pigmentation.

These machines are:

  • Two Q-switched alexandrite

  • One Q-switched Nd:YAG and a

  • One Q-switched Ruby laser.

An Excimer laser machine has been added to provide therapy for some variants of psoriasis, vitiligo & scars amongst other indications.

For the  Vascular lesions We will receive intense pulse light (IPL) machines to be used:

      SR machine for superficial lesions (IPL)

      DL machine for deep lesions (Nd:YAG laser)

* Relume pigmentation photo therapy system is used to repigment hypopigmented lesions other than vitiligo.

 * Clear light acne photo clearing system will be used for limited and indicated cases.

This unit also provides service to all the patients who are referred to the center for problems such as  milia, skin tags, trichoepithelioma, syringoma, dermatitis papulosa nigra....etc.

The patients need to be referred from the outpatient department. If the patient is a candidate for laser therapy, he will bereferred from the outpatient department. If the patient is a candidate for laser therapy, he will have detailed consultation about the treatment, the outcome, side effects, and asked to sign a consent.

The patient will be sent for medical photography and referred hack to his referring dermatologist to open a file if it does not exist. The patient will be given an appointment for laser therapy and will be followed up by laser unit for laser therapy be given an appointment for laser therapy and will be followed up by laser unit for laser therapy. If patient finished the treatment or has other dermatological condition, the patient must consult the referring dermatologist at outpatient..

Doctors who want a clinical attachment in the Laser Unit should follow a certain protocol (Appendix 37 F). The doctors have to apply a special form (Appendix 37 G). and upon completion of this rotation he has to get his log book (Appendix 37 H)  signed by the Laser Unit in-charge doctor.

The unit is under supervision of  Dr.Hanin Al-Raqam (Consultant).

 

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