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Dr. Richard Rox Anderson, inventor of laser dermatology, is a 2020 inductee in the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF). A total of 22 innovation pioneers were announced as the 2020 class of Inductees on stage at CES on Jan. 7.
Dr. Richard Rox Anderson. Courtesy of National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Anderson’s contributions include laser hair removal, photodynamic therapy, laser treatment of port-wine stains, and research in free electron laser treatment for the selective destruction of lipids for possible treatment of acne, cellulite, and atherosclerosis. Together with his colleague Dieter Manstein, Anderson developed fractional photothermolysis (FP), a procedure that rehabilitates hypertrophic scars using microscopic…