Burn Victim Gets Laser Treatments from Dr. Waibel

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:38AM

On today’s “Anderson Live,” burn victim Tanya recalled what happened last August when she was burned, allegedly by her then-boyfriend, Nikolas. Nikolas was accused of pouring corrosive acid over Tany’s head and face, and is currently in jail awaiting a bail hearing.

Tanya, 29, suffered serious burns to her head, face, neck and chest from what police believe to be a household cleaner.
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With the help of Lumenis (top laser company with latest technology to help scars), a burn charity, and Dr. Waibel’s expertise and medical techniques, we surprised Tanya with the wonderful news that she will be treated with a variety of lasers and other procedures to help reduce the burn scars.

About Dr. Jill Waibel

Dr. Waibel is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology.She specializes in cutaneous laser surgery, general and cosmetic dermatology. She is currently the medical director and owner of the Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute in South Miami. Dr. Waibel is also the Subsection Chief of Dermatology at Baptist Hospital. In addition, Dr. Waibel serves as a Clinical Voluntary Assistant Professor at the University of Miami.

Dr. Waibel’s undergraduate degree is from Indiana University. She completed medical school and dermatology residency at the Wright State School of Medicine in Ohio where she was at the top of her class, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Waibel served as chief resident and went on to do three laser preceptorships.

She has received numerous awards for her contributions to medicine, including an award given by Surgeon General Koop. Dr. Waibel is also a recipient of The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Cutting Research Award.

In her practice, she has over 35 laser devices and treats a wide variety of cutaneous disease.

The treatment of scars by applying today’s latest cutaneous laser technologies is one of Dr. Waibel’s primary passions. She has successfully developed industry leading procedures and techniques with lasers. She works with a team that has developed patents related to laser and stem cells. Dr. Waibel is active in basic science clinical trials at the University of Miami and oversees a clinical trials division of Miami Dermatology and Research.

Dr. Waibel lectures nationally and internationally and she has published over thirty peer-reviewed journal articles and several textbook chapters.

For more information on Dr. Waibel, visit MiamiDermLaser.com.

About Lumenis UltraPulse Laser

For more than 40 years, Lumenis has been the global leader in research and development, manufacturing and distribution of the world’s most advanced laser and intense pulsed light systems. Lumenis holds more than 160 patents on which much of the laser industry is based. With more than 80,000 systems installed in Dermatology, Urology, Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Aesthetic physicians’ offices worldwide, Lumenis is committed to world class light-based medicine.

Considered the gold standard of CO2 lasers, UltraPulse has been referenced in over 90 peer reviewed publications. With its long history of fractional capabilities, UltraPulse has lead the way in fractional resurfacing and treatment of conspicuous scars.


The UltraPulse laser was first sold in the early 1990s as a surgical laser primarily treating indications in laparoscopic and otolaryngology surgeries. It wasn’t until the mid 1990s that the UltraPulse was used in dermatologic surgery for laser skin resurfacing. It was not until 2006 when the invention of fractional ablative resurfacing was discovered providing great skin resurfacing results with less down time and complications


The US alone has 20,000 new burn care treatment cases per year that can likely lead to these mature burn scars with their symptoms. Considering that these patients likely have restrictive mature scars and the fact that this is a novel new therapy there with new treatment outcomes, from the last 25 years there are probably 0.5M patients that can benefit from this therapy. Patients’ benefits include decrease in pain, increased range of motion, improvement in skin elasticity and texture.

Third world countries may have more occurrences due to the lack of regulation around cooking, gas, etc. There are several medical missions partially sponsored by Lumenis to treat burn survivors in places like Vietnam, China, and Russia.

Click here to read the full article on Anderson Cooper’s website.

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