Main Line Center Team
A TRUE EXPERT
These days it seems you can have laser treatments just about everywhere. Lasers are serious devices requiring special knowledge to operate. You wouldn’t want your landscaper to do your taxes, but many spend more time looking for a cell phone than they do choosing a doctor to laser their skin. Dr. Bernstein is widely regarded as one of the world’s authorities on laser medicine and laser technology, being featured on the cover of the New York Times and interviewed for stories on 20/20, CNN, NBC, and NPR among others. Dr. Bernstein has also trained hundreds of physicians in the proper use and application of lasers in medicine.
EXPERTISE, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE
Dr. Bernstein is Director of Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Centers and one of the world’s leading experts on laser medicine and surgery. Dr. Bernstein has over 20 issued and pending patents for laser technology, both within the U.S. and worldwide. He sits as the Chairman of the Candela Laser Corporation Medical Advisory Board, is on the Medical Advisory Board for Coolsculpting and Solta, Inc. the makers of the Fraxel laser group of products and was integral in developing many of the protocols for lasers in use throughout the world. As a result of Dr. Bernstein’s research and development work, he often is among the very first in the world to utilize new laser applications for patient treatment.
DIFFERENT PROBLEMS, DIFFERENT LASERS
Different patients have different needs which call for different lasers. Few offices can offer the variety of lasers Dr. Bernstein’s can. For example, Dr. Bernstein has all three types of lasers currently in use for hair removal. The reason this is important is that, with any given patient, you may need to switch lasers as the hair changes, from thick to thin, dark to lighter. Or if a patient has light skin one day, but goes and gets a tan another day, you may want to switch lasers. Dr. Bernstein can meet the needs of any given patient that may walk through the door.
DR. KACHIU C. LEE specializes in injectables (Botox and fillers) and laser treatment for medical and cosmetic applications.
KACHIU C. LEE, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Kachiu C. Lee is a nationally renowned, Ivy-league trained expert on injectable and laser treatment for medical and cosmetic applications. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Lee specializes in providing a patient-centric experience by creating individualized treatment plans based on each patient’s needs and concerns. She emphasizes creating a refreshed and natural look using a combination of reliable and cutting-edge treatments.
Prior to joining Main Line Center for Laser Surgery, Dr. Lee served as Director of the Laser and Cosmetics Unit at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She graduated cumma sum laude from Northwestern University with a BA in Molecular Biology. Afterwards, she matriculated at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. She did her dermatology residency training at Brown University, during which she served as Chief Resident. After residency, she completed a prestigious photomedicine, laser and cosmetic fellowship with Dr. R. Rox Anderson at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her extensive training serves as a foundation for her aesthetic eye and systematic approach.
Because of her experience and excellent cosmetic results, Dr. Lee has been asked to lecture and teach internationally, including in Brazil, Scotland and Vietnam. Dr. Lee’s cutting-edge expertise with injectables (Botox and fillers), chemical peels, and laser technologies is reflected in the >100 publications she has authored in the peer-reviewed literature.
Dr. Lee specializes in injectables (Botox and fillers), chemical peels, and laser technologies, and will be bringing her expertise to Main Line Center for Laser Surgery.
As a Registered Nurse Clinician in Dermatology for over 30 years, Ellen is considered an international authority on skin care and alpha hydroxy acid (aha). In 1976, she was a pioneer in the field of establishing clinical / paramedical esthetics to Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons, having opened one of the premier offices of its kind. Similarly, she was a pioneer in the use of aha in skin care.
Ms. Ehrlich has published articles on skin care and has spoken on television, radio and at seminars throughout the U.S.A. and South America. Her intensive research in product formulations and development have made her a leader in skin care technologies.
Dr. Bernstein’s Extensive Knowledge, Experience, and Recognitions
RUBY LASER BY WAVELIGHT
Dr. Bernstein was one of the first physicians in the UNITED STATES to get the Wavelight Ruby laser for laser tattoo removal. This state-of-the-art Q-switched laser is a powerful treatment for removing tattoos and freckles. This is one of the 3-types of tattoo-removing lasers, all of which belong to Dr. Bernstein in his Main Line Center for Laser Surgery. Dr. Bernstein performed a key study demonstrating the ability of this laser to remove tattoos quickly and completely.
CON-BIO REVLITE SI LASER FROM CYNOSURE
Dr. Bernstein was the first person in the TRI-STATE area (PA, DE, and NJ) to have the RevLite SI. This new powerful tattoo-removing laser system delivers maximum laser energies using the largest possible spot-size-key for more rapid and complete tattoo removal. Dr. Bernstein performed a ground-breaking study demonstrating the effectiveness of this fantastic new laser.
SMOOTHBEAM LASER BY CANDELA
Dr. Bernstein is one of the FIRST 2 people in the UNITED STATES to use the new large-spot, SmoothBeam laser and was the first to publish the two-pass low energy protocol with both the large and conventional-spot SmoothBeam laser. This 2-pass protocol has revolutionized treatment with the SmoothBeam laser.
SOLTA CLEAR + BRILLIANT LASER
Dr. Bernstein was the first person in the TRI-STATE area (PA, DE, and NJ) to get the Clear + Brilliant laser and the first in the UNITED STATES to get the new Perméa handpiece. Dr. Bernstein performed a landmark study combining his LaseResults skincare line with Perméa laser treatments.
PALOMAR EMERGE LASER
Dr. Bernstein has been selected to perform key research with the Palomar Emerge laser. This laser beautifully combines topical treatments with LaseResults skincare together with state-of-the-art fractionated laser treatments.
PICOWAY LASER BY CANDELA
Dr. Bernstein was the FIRST IN THE WORLD to use the Candela Picoway laser, the FIRST IN THE WORLD to use the Resolve holographic handpiece for the Picoway laser and he led the study leading to FDA-clearance of this laser.
Main Line Center for Laser Surgery is proud to offer eMatrix treatments, a novel fractionated radiofrequency energy source used in a fractionated delivery system for skin rejuvenation and improvement of acne scarring. This novel state-of-the-art treatment synergizes beautifully with topical LaseResults products.
GENTLELASE PRO, GENLTELASER , GENTLEYAG, & GENTLEMAX PRO LASERS
These are the most popular lasers for hair removal world-wide. Dr. Bernstein purchased the first Gentle Max Pro laser in the country, and is Head of the Advisory Board for the Candela Corporation, who makes this innovative laser. In addition, he first demonstrated the GentleLase Pro and GentleMax Pro lasers on TV, showing the country this new technology.
CYNOSURE ELITE MPX LASER
Dr. Bernstein was one of the first physicians in the nation to perform a landmark study combining the two wavelengths available in this novel laser platform. The Elite MPX combines 755 and 1,064 nm laser energy in the first-ever laser to blend these wavelengths for custom laser hair removal and vascular treatments.
EXCEL V LASER BY CUTERA
Dr. Bernstein was one of the first physicians in the country to use the Cutera Excel V laser and has two issued patents surrounding the uses for this laser. He performed original research studies which have been published surrounding demonstrating the effectiveness of this new and versatile 2-wavelength laser.
Dr. Bernstein performed a landmark study with the at-home Tria Hair Removal laser system, and has worked extensively with this leader in home laser technologies. Dr. Bernstein has also been a consultant and advisor to Tria for their novel Blue Light for at home acne treatment.
PERFECTA LASER BY CANDELA
Dr. Bernstein had the FIRST Candela Perfecta laser in the UNITED STATES and has published extensively on its use for the treatment of rosacea, spider veins of the lower extremities, port-wine stains, scars, and facial rejuvenation.
AFFIRM CO2 SKIN REJUVENATION LASER
Dr. Bernstein has completed clinical studies on this exciting device which treats sun-damaged and aging skin, as well as scarring including acne scarring. His research has helped further this new device and the treatment of aged skin.
CANDELA QUADRALASER CO2 LASER
Dr. Bernstein has completed clinical studies on this exciting device which treats sun-damaged and aging skin, as well as scarring including acne scarring.
SOLTA FRAXEL DUAL LASER
Dr. Bernstein performed a research study for Solta, makers of the Fraxel Dual, to further knowledge of this innovative treatment. The Fraxel Dual is one of Dr. Bernstein’s leading treatments for photodamage and acne scarring, and is the market leader in fractionated or pixelated lasers.
PNEUMATIC SKIN FLATTENING
This patented technology utilizes a novel concept which compresses the skin in a treatment area, thereby blocking pain signals to the brain. This makes for a much less painful treatment and a better overall outcome. Dr. Bernstein ran clinical trials on this new device, proving its ability to reduce the treatment associated pain and improve outcomes.
ACTIVE FX AND DEEP FX LASER TREATMENTS
The Lumenis UltraPulse Fractional Laser, which delivers both the Active and Deep FX treatments, was the original groundbreaking laser for facial CO2 laser technology. Dr. Bernstein was part of the first large-scale study of this pioneering laser over a decade ago and continues to use this laser for treatment of photodamage and acne scarring, but with the innovative Active and Deep FX technology. Dr. Bernstein utilizes this laser for improving skin tone and texture.
CANDELA ALEX TRIVANTAGE LASER
Dr. Bernstein was the FIRST physician in the WORLD to use the Alex TriVantage laser. Dr. Bernstein performed and published the first groundbreaking studies with this amazing laser-pumped-laser technology. Dr. Bernstein heads the Medical Advisory Board for Candela Corporation, the company that manufactures the Alex TriVantage laser. He ran some of the breakthrough studies on this popular laser for tattoos, pigmented lesions.