The American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) announced Macrene Alexiades, M.D., as the winner of the Leadership, Mentorship & Public Advocacy for Women in Medial Science award. Alexiades currently serves as a division representative of laser surgery at ASLMS.
Voted on by her peers, Alexiades is recognized for her research efforts, including most recently, a study on a micro-needling frequency device that can potentially be used for non-invasive tightening and body contouring in hard-to-reach areas.
Alexiades holds three Harvard degrees, a B.A. in Biology, an M.D., and Ph.D.in Genetics. She runs private practices in dermatology and laser surgery, a research clinic and a lab focusing on anti-aging skin care, acne, skin cancer and lasers.
Alexiades also owns a skin care line —Macrene Actives— that uses plant-based active ingredients.
Alexiades and others will be presented with their awards at the 41st Annual Conference of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery on April 28-30, 2022, in San Diego. In addition she will be moderating and chairing sessions on devices in women’s health and attending the board meeting.
“The ASLMS is the most important organization worldwide for helping support and promote the development of lasers and energy-based technologies for medical applications,” Alexiades says. “It has provided a community of peers to support and advance my research work and to give me the feedback and positive reinforcement I need to keep going in my own work. It also provides an environment where your work can be presented in abstract form, and you can receive important feedback regarding additional testing that can be done. This will often result in a change in whether you pursue a particular course of treatment or a validation or invalidation of a particular protocol. The ASLMS therefore provides an important prelude to published peer-reviewed processes.”