Dr. Jose A. Garcia takes part in molding new physicians in cosmetic medicine and surgery. Is he seeing a paradigm shift in medical education?
Name: Jose A. Garcia, MD, FACOG, FACS, FICS, FAACS
Clinic: Aura Laser Skin Care
Location: Kirkland/Bothell, WA
That's interesting: From the inception time of Aura Laser Skin Care back in 2005, we looked at the many technologies that were available and decided to go with the ELOS technology by Syneron. ELOS stands for electro-optical-synergy and combines both radio frequency with light energies to produce safe and effective treatment. Furthermore, for laser hair removal, Syneron uses the 810 diode which is fast and works for all hair color and skin types. We initially looked at the ND Yag by Cutera as well as the Alexandrite. The problem was that the Alex is painful and good for skin types 1 and 2. The ND Yag is best suited for skin types 3,4, and in some cases 5. That meant that we had to purchase 2 lasers or a combo Alex-Yag laser as opposed to only one laser with Syneron.