Kongressprogramm SGML22 Laser & Procedures Zurich vom 24. Januar 2022.

  • Generalversammlung der SGML


  • Begrüssung und Eröffnung

    9:00-9:10 Dr. med. Bettina Rümmelein (Zürich)

  • Laser Medicine in the Academic Environment

    9:15-9:35 Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Borelli (Tübingen)


    One focus of laser medicine in an academic environment is diagnosis and treatment of haemangiomas, vascular malformations and naevi flammei. In our Centre of Vascular Malformations various medical disciplines, such as neuro-radiology, pediatrics, mouth/chin and neck surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery, work together in the treatment of patients in an outpatient department once a month. We as dermatologists perform the propanolol therapy and laser treatments with pulsed dye laser and diodelaser.


    Prof. Dr. Claudia Borelli is an associate professor at the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen and since March 2010 head of the Unit for Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser at the University Dermatology Clinic Tübingen. In 2013, she was elected Chairman of the Aesthetic Dermatology and Cosmetology Working Group ADK. The International Peeling Society IPS was co-founded by Prof. C. Borelli in 2012 and she was its president (prescribed term of office 1 year) and is now Immediate Past President of the IPS. She studied human medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and at the Technical University of Munich. Afterwards medical activity in the plastic surgery of the Klinikum rechts der Isar of the TU Munich and specialist training in dermatology at the LMU Munich. Specialist NE since 2002.

  • Laser and IPL - Advanced Treatment of Vascular Lesions

    09:40-10:00 Prof. Dr. med. Peter Bjerring (Aalborg)


    Advanced treatment of vascular lesions include:

    1. improved diagnostic approaches to identify the exact type and size of the vascular lesions based on clinical examination, dermatoscopy, MRI, Dynamic Optical Coherence Tomography, and Dopler ultrasonography
    2. pre-treatment of the skin to optimize the optical transmission and absorption of light by lightening of the epidermis and reducing scattering
    3. possible topical pharmacologically modifications of the optical target
    4. adjustment of the light energy, wavelength pulse duration and skin cooling
    5. post-treatment to reduce inflammation, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, pain, and social downtime during the immediate healing phase.


    Professor Peter Bjerring, MD, Dr.Sci.(Med) is a Danish dermatologist, serving as Professor and Senior Consultant at the Department of Dermatology, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark. He has published more than 250 scientific papers and has given more than 500 lectures at international congresses and scientific meetings. He is Past President of European Society for Lasers and Energy-based Devices, Past Vice President of European Society for Laser Aesthetic Surgery, and Fellow of AAD, EADV, and ASLMS.

  • Nd:Yag 1064nm Laser Therapy of Vascular Skin Conditions

    10:05-10:25 Dr. med. Dietmar Cholewa (Bern)


    Vascular tumors and malformations often occur in children. Management depends on type and stage of development. Today multimodal treatment possibility under discussion in multidisciplinary teams are recommended. Laser treatment is an accepted part of this discussion. Laser techniques and parameters be adapted to treatment goals. In tumors the aim is to induce regression in vascular malformation goal is to destroy the pathologic vascular structure. The author will present the applied ND:YAG 1064 nm laser techniques from the perspective of a pediatric surgeon. Intracutaneous and subcutaneous lesions (deepness 1-8 mm) were irradiated directly, with ice cooling or in contact impression technique. Voluminous subcutaneous lesions (deepness > 10 mm) were treated interstitially or intraluminal. Affected mucous membranes were treated through endoscope in air or in water.


    Professional experience: Since 07/04 Pediatric Surgery University of Bern, 06/00-06/04 Pediatric Surgery University of Basel’ 06/91-05/00 Pediatric Surgery Benjamin Franklin University of Berlin Additional qualifications include : Specialized knowledge of bronchos- copy in pediatric surgery, Recognized expertise in laser medicine according to § 6. 3 of the Medical Device Ordinance and recognized expertise in laser application in pediatric surgery, laser application in plastic surgery, laser application in tumor therapy / photodynamic therapy, laser application in thoracic surgery, recognized training for ultrasound in pediatrics according to the guidelines of the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine’ Paediatric Surgical Oncology Masterclass Certification, Certification in Basic Vascular Techniques.

  • Presentation of the German Guidelines for Laser Therapies

    10:30-10:50 Prof. Dr. med. Malte Baron (Aachen)


    This talk will present the guidelines on medical laser applications, which will come into effect in Germany (Leitlinien). An overview of requirements and best practice, and an assessment by Prof. Baron, who was part of the team that worked out the guidelines and legal requirements.


    Prof. Dr. med. Jens Malte Baron was born in Berlin, Germany in 1969. He studied Human Medicine in the medical school RWTH Aachen University and finished his postgraduate studies at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University in 2013, where he received the Diploma in Aesthetic Laser Medicine (DALM). Since 2006 he is Professor for Dermatology and Venerologie at the RWTH Aachen University.

  • Kaffeepause


  • Cutting Bones with Laser: The New Standard in Osteotomy?

    11:20-11:40 Prof. Dr. med. Philippe Claude Cattin (Basel)


    Cutting bones is one of the oldest medical procedures performed on patients. We have archaeological evidence of skull trepanation dating back more than 10000 years thanks to bone’s high mineral content. Despite the rapid development of surgical instruments over the last 200 years, the fundamental mechanism of bone-cutting has not changed ever since. In this talk, I will show you how researchers of the flagship project MIRACLE (Minimally Invasive Robot-Assisted Computer-guided LaserosteotomE) and engineers from our spin-off company AOT work on laser technology to reinvent bone surgery.


    Philippe Cattin was born in Switzerland in 1967. He received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Applied Science in Brugg/Windisch in 1991. In 1995 he received the M.Sc. degree in computer science, and in 2003 the Ph.D. degree in robotics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. From 2003 to 2007 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Computer Vision Laboratory at ETH Zurich. In 2007 he became an Assistant Professor at the University of Basel and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015 and to Full Professor in 2019. He is the founder of the Center for medical Image Analysis and Navigation (CIAN) at the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel. He is the founding head and still heading the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Basel.

  • Effect of Fractional CO2 lasers on Vulvovaginal or Lower Urinary Tract

    11:45-12:05 Prof. Dr. med. Stefano Salvatore (Mailand)


    The use of fractional lasers for vaginal atrophy is gaining traction and recognition in the medical community. Prof. Salvatore is an expert in the field and will present further use of laser therapy not only for vulvovaginal applications, but also lower urinary tract.


    Dr Stefano Salvatore received his medical degree at the university of Pavia in 1989, obtaining his specialty in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1994. At present, he works as Head of the Uro Gynecology Unit at the San Raffaele Hospital, University of Milan, Italy. He has been the President of the European Urogynecological Association (EUGA). He is the Chair of the FIGO Standardization Terminology Committee for Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions. He is author and co-author of 150 peer reviewed articles and of book chapters on women pelvic floor dysfunction. he also contributes as member in the Editorial Boards of Neurourology and Urodynamics and of the International Urogynecological Journal. He is Consultant for Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction of the Healh Committee of the “Senato della Repubblica Italiana”. Dr Salvatore’s research interests include all the diagnostic and therapeutical aspects of female pelvic floor dysfunction.

  • My Favourite Laser with the Widest Spectrum of Treatments

    12:10-12:30 Prof. Dr. med. Daisy Kopera (Graz)


    My favorite laser system is KTP emitting a wavelength of 532nm. This wavelength is able to treat a wide spectrum of indications. Therefore this laser presents the best price-performance ratio for dermatological practice.


    Professor Daisy Kopera studied medicine at Karl Franzens university in Graz, Austria, where she also completed her residency in Dermatologiy and was habilitated in 1998. She was head of the laser outpatient clinic, the outpatient clinic for acne & facial dermatoses and the outpatient clinic for hair & scalp diseases from 1995 to 2013. In 2013, she established the Center for Aesthetic Medicine, which she manages to this date. Her focus is focused on high energy laser in dermatology, acne and facial dermatoses, hair and scalp diseases, aesthetic dermatology and skin aging and aging prevention.

  • Pico Laser - Benefits and Side Effects

    12:35-12:55 Dr. med. Joachim Krischer (Plan-les-Quates)


    Picosecond lasers have been widely used in dermatology centers for more than 5 years. Results, advantages and disadvantages of the use of picosecond lasers are presented.


    Dr. Joachim Krischer worked for 18 years as a dermatologist in the private hospital La Tour in Geneva, Switzerland with his own laser center. In 2017 he founded the Centre Laserdermato and the Clinique Dermatologique de Plan-les-Ouates near Geneva and manages the institute. He is also founder and president of the SGDV Laser Group.

  • Mittagspause


  • Skin Rejuvenation with Fractional Laser Systems and Radio Frequency

    13:55-14:15 Priv. Doz. Dr. med. Katharina Herberger (Hamburg)


    The desire for a youthful appearance and thus for healthy, wrinkle-free skin is constantly growing, and with it the need for effective treatments. Fractional laser therapy has emerged as an important treatment option since the early 2000s. Depending on whether it is used ablative or non-ablative, the degree of skin damage can be controlled and thus the effect and downtime adapted to the patients need.
    One of the latest technologies for collagen stimulation and thus skin tightening is microneedle radiofrequency. Significantly shorter available, the experience as well as studies are much less than fractional laser therapies.
    Both treatment approaches have specific advantages and are suitable for different treatment goals. For example, tissue tightening of the jawline is a good treatment indication for radiofrequency microneedling therapy as shown by our latest data from a prospective treatment study. In contrast, perioral wrinkles can be treated effectively with fractional CO2 laser therapy. The differences and experiences for the selection of the optimal therapies will be discussed in this session.


    PD Dr. Katharina Herberger heads the Department of Laser and Aesthetics in Dermatoogy at the University Medical Center Ham-burg-Eppendorf. Beside the whole spectrum of dermatological laser therapy and aestetics, her focuses are clinical, translational as well as health care research in the field of laser dermatology and wound healing. In 2015 she was given the Venia legendi, she is involved in teaching in the field of human medicine and since 2019 she is a lecturer at the University of Greifs-wald in the post-graduate laser diploma program (Diploma of Aestetic Laser Medicine, D.A.L.M).

  • Microfocussed Ultrasound vs Radiofrequency Pros and Cons

    14:20-14:40 Dr. med. Sonja Sattler (Darmstadt)


    Microfocussed Ultrasound and Radiofrequency are both technologies, which claim to induce skin tightening without a surgical approach.

    The Microfocussed Ultrasound treatment in the aesthetic world is always a noninvasive treatment, with no downtime so far. It induces a wound healing process in our patient`s skin and subcutaneous tissue by implementing thermal coagulation points thru focusing the Ultrasound waves. The clinical outcome for our patients is very much dependent on the way the treatment is performed, depending on the amount of spent Microfocussed Ultrasound lines as well as on the skills the person who is performing the treatment. Radiofrequency introduces a heat cloud into the skin and subcutaneous tissue, which denatures, depending on the temperature reached and the time exposed some collagen fibers and introduces their recovery, which leads to an activation of fibroblasts, thickening of collagen and specially of the skin and also the subcutaneous tissue. Invasive RF procedures are single treatments with a higher invest in the single use probe as a disposable and a visible outcome earliest after 2-3 month after the wound healing process has started, comparable to the Microfocussed Ultrasound technology.

    In this lecture the differences between these technologies will be shown, their differentiation in indications discussed, as well as the latest scientific papers presented.


    Dr. Sonja Sattler graduated 1993 from the Johann-Wolfgang-von-Goethe University in Frankfurt/ Germany. She became an expert on minimal-invasive aesthetic surgery and is known for All Energy Based Devices, Rejuvenation of Face and Body including liposuction, Cellulite, and Vaginal Rejuvenation. In 1996 she founded the international renowned Rosenpark Klinik with her husband, Dr. Gerhard Sattler, later Rosenpark Research, Rosenpark Studio and BELLARI followed.  Since 2004 Dr. Sonja Sattler organises as Associate Executive Director of the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ISDS) semiannual, internationally renowned conferences for the advanced training of dermatologists and surgeons. Since 1998 Dr. Sonja Sattler is initiator and organiser of the biennial International Live Surgery Symposium for Dermatologic Surgery in Darmstadt.

  • „Beautifill“- Laser Harvested Fat for Lipotransfer

    14:45-15:05 Dr. med. Michael Radenhausen (Bern)


    Laserlipolysis is based on fat melting and established as a minimal invasive method for body contouring. The quality of oily fat after Laserlipolysis was estimated as poor because fat cells were destroyed by high Laser energy. For the first time, Laser supported liposuction is developed with the use of ring fibers integrated into cannulas.  

    Data have shown that laser harvested fat contains a high amount of viable small fat cells and stromal vascular fraction cells (SVF). This mixture shows a high quality and seems to be suitable for lipotransfer.

    This specific lipotransfer is launched as “Beautifill” in USA since 2019. It aims to influence skin epigenetics by means of SVF.


    Dr. Michael Radenhausen (Dermatology FMH/D) is specialist for skin surgery, aesthetics and laser medicine. He is leader and founder of the Skin and Laser Center in Bern since 2005 and president of interdisciplinary college at Klinik Siloah since 2017. Furthermore, he is acting as entrepreneur, board member, consultant and speaker for more than 15 years.

  • Kaffeepause


  • A Structured Approach for Avoiding Laser Treatment Complications

    15:35-15:55 Dr. med. Elisabeth Roider (Basel/Uster)


    Lasers can induce a variety of complications, including erythema, burns, scars, blisters, infections, and pigmentary changes. To minimize the potential risk of laser treatments, a fond knowledge of proper endpoints and warning signs is required. In order avoid such complications, a structured approach will be proposed, helping the treating physician to achieve the optimal result.


    Dr. Elisabeth Roider is an attending at the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital of Basel. Here, she focuses on laser medicine and aesthetic dermatology. With a strong scientific focus and a postdoctoral training at the Harvard Medical School, she aims to structure and improve current aesthetic dermatology practices.

  • Melasma - Effects of fractional treatment methods and drug delivery

    16:00-16:20 Dr. Alina Müller (Basel)


    Melasma is a common chronic refractory pigment disorder that mainly affects patients with Fitzpatrick skin types III and IV. Treatment is not easy and options range from creams to peelings up to laser therapies.
    Fractional procedures are becoming increasingly important in laser medicine. This presentation will therefore review the evidence for the treatment of melasma with different fractional techniques and the effect of combining them with drug delivery.


    Alina Müller is a resident doctor at the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Basel. Before that, she worked for two years in the clinic of Dr. Rümmelein which specialises in laser medicine. There, she was able to work with the full range of state-of-the-art laser devices and to pass on her knowledge to other doctors through her teaching activities at the in-house training center.

  • Tips and Tricks from Everyday Practice

    16:25-16:45 Prof. Dr. med. Michael Drosner (Schwerin)


    You can look forward to the following 5 tips:

    Comfortable mouth and nose protection with FFP2 level:

    Surgical masks just more expensive than in the past? Headache (O2 deficiency) from N95 respirators? The tip comes from allergology, particle retention capacity of 0.3 micrometers and bigger, water vapor permeable, washable and reusable, made in Germany.

    How to safely treat tattoos with gel layer:

    A simple aid from the grocery store provides optimal protection of the epidermis, the practitioner and the lenses in the handpiece from particle detonation while simultaneously cooling.

    Wet ablation with Er: YAG laser:

    Tissue ablation of smaller tumors with the Er: YAG laser often results in deeper erosions at the edges. If the objects to be ablated and the surroundings are repeatedly wetted with water, the surroundings are protected from excessive ablation.

    If there is superficial bleeding:

    Smaller superficial bleeding can be stopped with Policresulen without major chemical burn damage. The active ingredient is routinely used in gynecology and has no contraindications.

    Eye protection:

    Various sizes and shapes for covering the eye socket can be found in the cutlery drawer in the coffee corner. To further reduce the reflection, it can be sandblasted.

    Optimally cooled:

    There is an efficient and inexpensive alternative to cold packs from the freezer, moist compresses and cold air blowers that the patient can take home.


    Born in Munich in 1956. Medical education in Munich, Edinburgh and Zurich. Did the specialization for dermatology at the Department of Dermatology of the Technical University in Munich. He specialized in laser dermatology since 1988 and is member of many national and international laser societies (e.g. ASLMS, ESLD, DDL, EADV, DDG). Settled down as private dermatologist in Munich 1993-2010 and Schwerin (since summer 2010). He is teacher at the Ernst Moritz Arndt University in Greifswald since 2005.

  • Kaffeepause


  • Refractive laser eye surgery

    17:15-17:35 Priv. Doz. Dr. med. Theo G. Seiler (Zürich)


    For more than 30 years, laser eye surgery has provided an alternative to glasses or contact lenses. In this summary lecture, the different techniques and their results will be explained and advantages and disadvantages will be discussed.


    Medical studies at the University of Zurich, residency at the Technical University of Munich, at the Inselspital Bern and at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Since 2018, senior physician at the Department of Ophthalmology at the Inselspital Bern, habilitation in 2020. Founder and medical director of the YOUSEE eye laser clinics in Zurich, Basel and Bern. Since 2020, senior physician at the University Hospital Düsseldorf with a focus on corneal transplants as well as head of the department for refractive and therapeutic excimer laser surgery. In addition, Dr. Seiler continues to supervise scientific and clinical issues at the University Clinic for Ophthalmology of the Inselspital Bern and at the IROC in Zurich.

  • How to shape the cornea - therapeutic excimer laser treatments

    17:40-18:00 Dr. med. Philipp Bänninger, MD, FEBO (Luzern)


    Concomitant with new innovations in the field of refractive surgery, therapeutic excimer laser applications like phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) and topography-guided customized ablation treatment are gaining high importance and undergoing rapid evolution. In this talk, Philipp B. Bänninger will focus on therapeutic excimer laser treatments for corneal diseases.


    Philipp B. Bänninger, MD, FEBO, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Senior Consultant specialized in Corneal, Cataract and Refractive Surgery and serves as Head of Refractive Surgery Service at the Eye Department at Cantonal Hospital in Lucerne, Switzerland with a strong focus on clinical care and healthcare management as well as research and education. He graduated from Medical School at University of Zurich in 2006 and then completed a surgical internship and ophthalmology residency in Zurich and Lucerne. In 2011 he completed a fellowship in Corneal and External Eye Disease at Newcastle University, UK and in 2013 a refractive fellowship at Centre de l’oeil Dr. Aus der Au, Fribourg, Switzerland. He is a fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology and member of several national and international ophthalmic societies. He is a current MBA-candidate at the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

    Philipp has published numerous articles in renowned peer-reviewed journals with a research focus on a patient-centered, quantitative, holistic approach of health service research in anterior segment chronic eye diseases such as keratoconus, ametropia and dry eye disease.

  • After Congress Get-Together

    18:00 – 21:00

  • Workshop 1 - Risiken und Nebenwirkung der apparativen kosmetischen Behandlungen

    9:10-9:55 Firat Aslanel


    Viele Behandlungen und Geräte liegen im Trend, die meisten benötigen keine ärztliche Aufsicht. Was sind deren Risiken? Welche Nebenwirkungen können auftreten? Was müssen Behandler:innen bei der Anwendung beachten? Entsprechen die Ergebnisse überhaupt den möglichen Risiken?


    Firat Aslanel arbeitet als Arzt bei der Dr. Rümmelein AG. Er war neben der klassischen und operativen Dermatologie schon während seiner Ausbildung von den lebensqualitätssteigernden Möglichkeiten der operativen Dermatologie und Ästhetik fasziniert.

  • Workshop 2 - Ablative und nichtablative fraktionierte Kombibehandlungen mit dem Alma-Hybrid Laser

    09:55 – 10:40 Alma Lasers, Dr. Helmut Hahn


    Vortrag und Hands-on-Training am Alma Hybrid-Laser.


    Dr. Helmut Hahn arbeitet am Hautärzte- & Laserzentrum Berchtesgadener Land.

  • Workshop 3 - CLARITY II – Die All-in-one-Plattform

    11:10-11:55 Orcos Medical, Dr. med. Sabine Bruckert


    Das Clarity II ist eine leistungsstarke Dual-Wellenlängen-Plattform mit einer grossen Auswahl an Parametern. Behandeln Sie sicher und effizient die breitesten Indikationen mit Leichtigkeit.


    Dr. med. Sabine Bruckert ist ärztliche Leiterin der Dermis Hautklinik Bülach und Bad Ragaz.

  • Workshop 4 - excel V+, die klare Wahl für vaskuläre und pigmentierte Läsionen

    11:55-12:40 Cutera


    Die umfangreichen Möglichkeiten des excel V+ 532 nm / 1064 nm- Lasersystems bei vaskulären und pigmentierten Läsionen – ein Erfahrungsbericht aus der Praxis.

  • Workshop 5 - Sculptra – Neue Wege der Biostimulation

    13:40-14:25 Galderma, Dr. Adrian Palma


    Erfahren Sie aus erster Hand, wie Sculptra® sanft und allmählich dank der Biostimulation zu natürlichen und langanhaltenden Ergebnissen führt. Sculptra® erneuert die Hautstruktur, schafft die strukturelle Grundlage zur Wiederherstellung eines jüngeren Aussehens und verbessert Qualität, Volumen und Spannkraft der Haut. Sculptra® wirkt als Biostimulator tief in der Haut und induziert die natürliche Neubildung von verlorenem Kollagen. So wird schrittweise die strukturelle Grundlage der Haut revitalisiert.

  • Workshop 6 - Aktinische Keratose – exzellent behandelt mit 2 Stunden Tageslicht

    14:25-15:10 Galderma


    Erlerne, wie du eine exzellente Therapie der Aktinischen Keratosen durchführen kannst, welche Patient und dich überzeugen. Stark wirksam – nahezu schmerzfrei – für 2 Stunden – kosmetisch überzeugend. Interessiert?

  • Workshop 7 - Permanent Makeup: Chancen und Risiken

    15:40-16:25 Caroline Rindlisbacher


    Permanent Makeup hat seit Jahren einen festen Platz in der Ästhetik: fehlende Augenbrauen können ergänzt werden, Lippenränder nachgezogen oder auch im Rahmen von Tumoroperationen entfernte Brustwarzen nachgezeichnet werden. Für dieses Handwerk bedarf es eines Sinnes für Ästhetik, hochqualitativer Produkte und einer ruhigen, geübten Hand.


    Caroline Rindlisbacher ist diplomierte Dermapigmentologin und Präsidentin des Schweizer Fachverbandes für Permanent Make-up. Ihre Arbeit ist ihre Berufung.

  • Workshop 8 - Dermokosmetik als Begleitung zur Lasermedizin

    16:25-17:10 L’Oréal Suisse SA, Division Cosmétique Active, Tanja Von Rotz


    Nach einer medizinischen Behandlung ist die Haut meist geschwächt und empfindlicher. Wir zeigen Ihnen, welche dermokosmetischen Produkte von La Roche-Posay sich vor und nach einem Eingriff besonders eignen, um die Haut zu stärken und die Ergebnisse der Behandlung kurzfristig sowie auch langfristig aufrecht zu erhalten.


    Tanja Von Rotz ist Retail Educater bei L’Oréal.