Course 3: Lecture & Hands-On

• Laser tissue interaction. The clinical angle

• Facial rejuvenation

• Blepharoplasties with the CO2 laser

• Laser lipolysis in liposuction

• Laser Ear cartilage reshaping

• How can I make my Er:YAG laser operate like a CO2, with regards to coagulation and incisional surgery.

Outcomes & Objectives

The aim of this course permits participants to be familiarized with laser treatments, risks and side effects (and how to avoid them) when practice is carried out with these devices in their specialty. Knowledge of the various systems available for Plastic Surgery interventions and identify the current laser technology offer. All treatments will be discussed presenting pros and cons.
The expert will explain how candidates are selected for treatment and how to address patients to proceed with suitable therapy.

At the end of the course, participants will achieve knowledge on the various lasers used, through presentation of the differences between the available technology and how to deal with the alternative of lasers for cutting, vaporization or coagulation. Knowledge of pre, post and maintenance programmes will be acquired stressing their importance within the whole programme of treatments in surgery.


Mario A. Trelles, MD PhD is internationally renowned for his expertise and contributions to laser advances in medicine and surgery. He is specialist in General, Plastic-Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery (Barcelona, Spain), and is Maxima Cum Laude Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery (PhD), by the University of Seville, Spain. American Board’s Certificate for Lasers in Plastic-Aesthetic Surgery. Dr. Trelles has since shared his experience as a professor at various European Universities and by editing chapters and books, and over 350 scientific manuscripts on advances in lasers applications.

He has hold executive positions at numerous professional medical organizations and is Honorary Member of societies around the globe devoted to medicine, lasers, anti-aging and aesthetic surgery; including present terms as President of the European Laser Association (ELA) and the Spanish Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (SELMQ). Honor President of ESLAS: The European Society for Laser Aesthetic Surgery.

Academically, he is Chairman Professor & Coordinator of The Master in Laser Applications in Medicine and Surgery for Post Graduated Medical Doctors at the Official Medical School & Barcelona University and, presently, is Visiting Professor in Laser Plastic and Cutaneous Surgery at Brno University (Czech Republic) and the Universita del Sacro Cuore, Dermatology School, Rome.


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