DALM 2020 - Course on aesthetic laser medicine at UNI Greifswald

DALM 2020 – Course on aesthetic laser medicine at UNI Greifswald

Dies Academicus, Diploma in Aesthetic Laser Medicine, training event by the University of Greifswald, Germany.

Dermatologist and Lecturer Dr. Schnitzler instructs his colleagues in Zurich Enge.

Subject: Laser therapy of various aesthetic problems and the alternatives.

At the end of February, as part of the diploma for aesthetic laser medicine, dermatologist Dr. med. Hero Schnitzler organized a further education (Dies Academicus) in Zurich Enge.

As in previous years, the training was rated as an instructive, good and successful event by the participants. The various medical lasers and their areas of application were introduced to the participating dermatologists through lectures specifically on this topic. In the subsequent part of the training, the dermatologists were able to gain firsthand experience on participating patients.

Lasers and their function

To begin, the precise laser physics, the effects, possibilities and limits in medicine were clarified with the participating doctors. The focus was on the various laser, IPL and SHR technologies currently on the market as well as their various applications.

Laser Treatments, what is possible?

Under this main question, laser specialist Dr. Schnitzler presented the different areas of laser application.

Laser treatments for such cases and conditions as listed in the examples below, were discussed in detail:

  • Age Spots
  • Unwanted Hair
  • Wrinkle Therapy
  • Stretch marks
  • Tattoo removal
  • Age warts
  • Unwanted veins and blood vessels (couperose, angiomas spider veins)
  • Nail fungus

Which alternatives to laser treatments and combination treatments are effective?

Alternative treatments to the well-known laser therapies, their effects and side effects were presented, and their advantages and disadvantages were discussed.

The most important combination possibilities with other aesthetic treatments were reviewed in depth.

Good combinations with laser treatments include among others:

  • Neuromodulation therapy
  • Injection with hyaluronic acid fillers
  • Thread lifting
  • Vampire lift with platelet rich plasma (PRP)
  • Carboxytherapy for cellulite and dark under-eye circles
  • Plasmage for droopy eyelids
  • Radiofrequency for skin tightening


In the second large part of this educational event, Dr. Hero Schnitzler performed live demonstrations of laser treatment for the above-mentioned aesthetic problems on participating patients.

Colleagues were able to administer treatment directly on patients as well, enabling them to gain experience and an impression of the treatment processes, as well as their direct effects on patients. The extremely important pre- and post- treatments of laser therapy were carried out and learned hands-on.

The patients in the dermatology practice kindly agreed in advance to take part. Dr. Schnitzler is very grateful for their participation.


This advanced training with a focus on lasers showed that a good and well-founded training as a laser doctor is essential for effective and low side effect laser treatments. This training is offered by the Diploma for Aesthetic Laser Medicine (DALM) from the University of Greifswald, Germany.

Nowadays, the use of lasers in combination with other aesthetic treatments for effective anti-aging, wrinkle therapy and other aesthetic therapies is a major indispensable pillar of treatment.