Roy Geronemus

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Roy G. Geronemus, M.D. (born March 5, 1953) is an American dermatologist in the field of laser treatment of skin disorders.

He is the director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York.[1] He is also Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the New York University Medical Center.[citation needed]


Geronemus has contributed to the clinical development of laser and technology systems for devices for the treament of skin problems including the pulsed dye laser,[2] q-switched ruby laser, q-switched Nd:YAG laser, Ultrapulse carbon dioxide laser, Silktouch carbon dioxide laser, KTP laser, Thermage radiofrequency, light emitting diodes, non-ablative and ablative fractional resurfacing lasers, and the Picosecond laser.[3] His publications have covered treatments for port wine stains,[2][4][5] hemangiomas,[6][7][8] sun damaged skin, wrinkles, telangiectases, birthmarks,[9] skin laxity,[10][11] hair removal, tattoo removal[3] and Nevus of Ota removal.[12][13] Geronemus has advocated the early intervention of vascular birthmarks, encouraging treatment during early infancy [14]


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  2. ^ a b Kauvar A, Geronemus R. "Pulsed dye laser therapy of resistant port-wine stains." Dermatol Surg.1995;21:515-21.
  3. ^ a b Brauer JA, Reddy KK, Anolik R, Weiss ET, Karen JK, Hale EK, Brightman LA, Bernstein L, Geronemus RG. "Successful and rapid treatment of blue and green tattoo pigment with a novel picosecond laser." Arch Dermatol. 2012 Jul;148(7):820-3.
  4. ^ Lou W, Geronemus R. "Treatment of port-wine stains by variable pulse width pulsed dye laser with cryogen spray: a preliminary study." Dermatol Surg.2001;27:963-5
  5. ^ Geronemus R, Lou W, Quintana A, Kauvar A. "High fluence modified pulsed dye laser photocoagulation with dynamic cooling of port wine stains in infancy." Arch Dermatol.2000;136:942-3.
  6. ^ Reddy KK, Blei F, Brauer JA, Waner M, Berstein L, Brightman LA, Hale EK, Karen JK, Weiss ET, Geronemus RG. "Infantile hemangiomas treated with a combination of propranolol and pulsed dye laser." Lasers Surg Med.2012;44(S24):3-4.
  7. ^ Geronemus RG, Hunzeker CM. "Letter regarding early laser treatment of periorbital infantile hemangiomas may work, but is it really the best treatment option?" Dermatol Surg. 2010; 36(9):1495-97.
  8. ^ Geronemus RG. "Pulsed dye laser treatment of vascular lesions in children." J Dermatol Surg Oncol.1993 Apr;19(4):303-10.
  9. ^ Waldorf HA, Kauvar AN, Geronemus RG. "Treatment of small and medium congenital nevi with the Q-switched ruby laser." Arch Dermatol.1996 Mar;132(3):301-4.
  10. ^ Brightman LA, Brauer J, Geronemus RG, Karen J, Hale E, Bernstein L, Weiss ET, Anolik R, Reddy K. Abstract of “3-dimensional evaluation of a minimally invasive fractional bipolar radiofrequency device for lifting and volumizing of the face.” Lasers Surg Med. 2012; 44(S24):12-3.
  11. ^ Brightman L, Weiss E, Chapas A, Karen J, Hale E, Bernstein L, Geronemus RG. “Improvement in arm and post-partum abdominal and flank subcutaneous fat deposits and skin laxity using a bipolar radiofrequency, infrared, vacuum and mechanical massage device.” Lasers Surg Med.2009;41:791-8.
  12. ^ Landau JM, Vergilis-Kalner I, Goldberg LH, Geronemus RG, Friedman PM. "Treatment of Nevus of Ota in Fitzpatrick skin type VI with the 1064-nm QS Nd:YAG laser." Lasers Surg Med. 2011 Feb; 43(2):65-7.
  13. ^ Geronemus RG. "Q-switched Ruby Laser Therapy of Nevus of Ota." Arch Dermatol. 1992 Dec; 128(12):1618-22.
  14. ^ Chapas AM, Eickhorst K, Geronemus RG. “Efficacy of early treatment of facial port-wine stains in newborns: A review of 49 Cases.” Lasers Surg Med. 2007 Aug;39(7):563-8)