Maurice Adatto

Work address
5, Rd-Pt Plainpalais
CH - 1205 Geneva

Dermatologic Surgeon

Mohs surgery, Munich

Secondary Studies, Degrees, Diplomas

Board of Dermatology (FMH) October 1994
Doctorate in Medicine 1992 Geneva University
Degree in Medicine 1982 Geneva University

Overseas Experience

  • July - August 1994
    Review, at the Marshfield Clinic, of all MOHS Micrographic Surgery
    cases instrumented in Geneva, Switzerland, (Pr. T. J. Rosio)
  • July - September 1993
    Laser and cutaneous surgery fellow at Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin.
    Fellow in MOHS Micrographic Surgery (Pr. T. J. Rosio).
  • July - September 1992
    Visiting surgeon at Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
    Active participation in all laser activities and Dermatologic Surgery.
    Fellow in MOHS Micrographic Surgery. (Medical Director of Cutaneous
    Laser Surgery Department, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Pr T. J. Rosio).


  • From October 2008
    Konziliarartz (Consultant) und Lehrbeauftrager
    (Teacher) for Lasers at Dermatology Department
    Inselspital – University Hospital Bern (Switzerland)
  • From September 2007
    Founder & Medical Director of SKINPULSE BEAUTY CENTRE,
    Specialised in Dermatological Lasers, Body Shaping and Cosmetic procedures.
    5 Rd-Pt de Plainpalais CH-1205 Geneva.
  • From October 1994
    Founder & Medical Director of SKINPULSE DERMATOLOGY
    CENTRE, Dermatology, Laser and Cutaneous Surgery Clinic
    5 Rd-Pt de Plainpalais CH-1205 Geneva.
  • October 1993
    Initiator and responsible for Mohs Micrographic Surgery in Switzerland at the Dermatology Clinic of Geneva University Hospital.

Various Activities

  • Chairman & Speaker at various international Dermatologic,
    Dermatologic Surgery, Laser and Cosmetic Meetings (ASLMS, EADV, AAD, IMCAS etc.)
  • Focus Session Director at AAD on Laser Tattoo removal (2005-2007).
  • President of first 5-Continent Congress – Laser & Aesthetic
    Medicine, Nice / French Riviera, 10-12 September 2009.
  • President of second 5-Continent Congress – Laser & Aesthetic
    Medicine, Cannes / French Riviera, 15-17 September 2011.
  • Board Member of third 5-Continent Congress – Laser & Aesthetic Medicine, Cannes / French Riviera, 18-21 September 2013.
  • Board Member of 6th 5-Continent Congress – Laser & Aesthetic Medicine, Cannes / French Riviera, 3-6 September 2015.
  • Board Member of 7th 5-Continent Congress – Laser & Aesthetic Medicine, Barcelona, Spain, 30 August-3 September 2016.
  • Board Member of 8th 5-Continent Congress – Laser & Aesthetic Medicine, Barcelona, Spain, 31 August-3 September 2017.

Co-Founding Member

5-Continent Congress – Laser and Aesthetic Medicine (2009)
Swiss Society for Mohs Surgery (2012)
European Society for Tattoo & Pigment Research (2013)

Member of the
Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
Swiss Dermatology Society (SSDV)
Swiss Group for Dermatologic Surgery (SGDC)
Union of Vascular Societies of Switzerland (USSMV)
Swiss Society of Phlebology (SSP)
Medical Society from Cantons of Geneva (AMG)
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
American Society for Mohs Micrographic Surgery (ASMS)
American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery International
League (DASIL)
European Academy of Dermatology (EADV)
European Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ESDS)
European Society for Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dermatology (ESCAD)
European Society for Mohs Micrographic Surgery (ESMMS)
European Society for Tattoo & Pigment Research (ESTP)

Board Member of

  • Swiss Dermatology Society (SSDV) / Comité de Défense des Intérêts Professionnels (1996-2004)
  • Swiss Study Group for Laser Surgery (SALC) President Dr K. Brülhart (1998-2004)
  • Laserkomission FMCH Laser Dermatological Group for the Swiss Government (2001-2008).
  • Swiss Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ADC-GDC) – General Secretary ( 2000-2009).
  • International Committee Affairs of ASLMS – Chair & Board Member (2006-2010).
  • Honorary Member of the European Society for Laser Dermatology (ESLD), from October 2009.
  • President of the European Society for Laser Dermatology (ESLD) (Oct. 2004 – Oct 2009)
  • Vice-President of the European Society for Laser Dermatology (from Oct 15th, 2003)
  • Secretary / Treasurer of the European Society for Laser Dermatology (2001-2003)
  • Board of Director of DASIL (Dermatologic and Aesthetic Surgery International League) (since 2011)
  • National Coordinator for Switzerland for ESLD – (since 2001)
  • Laser Expert at Federal Level Swiss Medical Association (FMH) – (since 1997)
  • Laser & Tattoo Medical Expert at the Swiss Federal Office of Health (since 2002)

Publications, 1. As first/last autho

  • Adatto M. Living Skin. Decorative Tattoos and Dermatology. Editiones Roche, 1993. Bound book of 150 pages containing 56 illustrations and 240 bibliographic references (English and German editions). 40’000 copies.
  • Adatto M, Daverio PJ, Ramelet AA. Die progressiven essentiellen Teleangiectasien. Phlebol. 1993; 22: 9-11.
  • Adatto M, Skaria AM, Salomon D. Chirurgie Micrographique selon Mohs: l'Europe après USA. Méd. & Hyg. 1994; 52: 505-509.
  • Adatto M, Salomon D, Calza A-M. Traitement des malformations vasculaires cutanées superficielles par les lasers. Méd. & Hyg. 1994; 52: 496-501.
  • Adatto M. Lasers in Dermatology. Medizinspiegel 1999; 2: 7-11.
  • Adatto M. Erbium:YAG laser resurfacing in dermatology. Clinical Update in Aesthetic Surgery 2000.
  • Adatto M. Laser treatment of leg veins with 1064 Nd-YAG. Clinical Update in Aesthetic Surgery 2001.
  • Adatto M. Photorejuvenation of the forearms by treating hyperpigmented lesions with intense pulsed light: a case report. J. Cosm & Laser Ther 2003; 5:1-3.
  • Adatto M. Practical Instructions on Non-Facial Photorejuvenation with IPL Quantum SR. Medical Lasers Insight 2003.
  • Adatto M. Hair removal with a combined light/heat based photoepilation system : a 6 month follow-up. J. Cosm & Laser Ther 2003;5:163-7.
  • Adatto M, Deprez P. Striae treated by a novel combination treatment – sandabrasion and a patent mixture containing 15% TCA followed by variable occlusion J Cosmet Dermatol. 2003 Apr;2(2):61-7.
  • Adatto M. Topic Editor for Medical Laser Application Dec 2004;Vol 19 (4) on the subject of Dermatology / Cosmetic Treatments
  • Adatto M. Tattoo Removal with Lasers: Benefits and Caveats. Medical Laser Application 2004;19(4):175-85.
  • Adatto M. Photorejuvenation with a new light/heat-based energy device: a preliminary study Cosmetic Dermatology 2005;18(1):53-63
  • Adatto M, Levy JL, Mordon S. Efficacy of a novel intense pulsed light system for the treatment of port wine stains. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2010 Apr;12(2):54-60.
  • Adatto M, Adatto-Neilson R, Servant JJ, Vester J, Novak P, Krotz A. Controlled, randomized study evaluating the effects of treating cellulite with AWT/EPAT. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2010 Aug;12(4):176-82.
  • Adatto MA, Halachmi S, Lapidoth M. Tattoo removal. Curr Probl Dermatol. 2011;42:97-110.
  • Adatto MA, Adatto-Neilson R, Novak P, Krotz A, Haller G. Body shaping with acoustic wave therapy AWT(®)/EPAT(®): Randomized, controlled study on 14 subjects. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2011 Dec;13(6):291-6.
  • Adatto MA, Adatto-Neilson RM, Morren G. Reduction in adipose tissue volume using a new high-power radiofrequency technology combined with infrared light and mechanical manipulation for body contouring. Lasers Med Sci. 2014 Sep;29(5):1627-31.
  • Perruchoud DL, Cazzaniga S, Heidemeyer K, Weber B, Dietrich N, Borradori L, Adatto MA. Treatment of sporadic port-wine stains: a retrospective review of 17 cases consecutively treated by pulsed sequential dual wavelength 595 and 1064 nm laser. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2016 Sep 22.
  • Basso D, Ribero S, Blazek C, Dietrich N, Beltraminelli H, Ramelet AA, Borradori L, Adatto M.Cutaneous Collagenous Vasculopathy: A Rare Form of Microangiopathy Successfully Treated with a Combination of Multiplex Laser and Optimized Pulsed Light with a Review of the Literature. Dermatology. 2016;232(1):107-11.
  • Basso D, Ribero S, Dietrich N, Beltraminelli H, Borradori L, Adatto M. Management of facial papular elastosis by a new generation of dual-mode erbium: yttrium aluminium garnet (Er-YAG) laser: report of a case. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2017 Jan;31(1):e1-e2.
  • Adatto M, Krischer J, Rümmelein B. Laser Tattoo Removal: an Update (text in French & German). Derm. Hel. 2017;29(1)22-29.
  • Perruchoud D, Adatto M. Lasers en dermatologie. Book chapter in « Dermatologie et infections sexuellement transmissibles ». J-H Saurat, 6ème édition. Editions Masson. Janvier 2017.

As following author

  • Helg C, Adatto M, Salomon D, Roux E, Miralbell R, Chapuis B, Saurat JH. Kaposi's sarcoma following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 1994 Dec;14(6):999-1001.
  • Skaria A, Adatto M, Salomon D. Secondary wound healing with reference to anatomic subunits in operations of the mid-facial area Hautarzt. 1997 Feb;48(2):110-2.
  • Skaria AM, Braun R, Adatto M, Salomon D. Microscopic surgery (Mohs surgery) for skin cancers Rev Med Suisse Romande. 2000 Jul;120(7):563-7.
  • Braun RP, Klumb F, Girard C, Bandon D, Salomon D, Skaria A, Adatto M, French LE, Saurat JH, Vallée JP. Three-dimensional reconstruction of basal cell carcinomas. Dermatol Surg. 2005 May;31(5):562-6; discussion 566-8
  • Drosner M, Adatto M - European Society for Laser Dermatology. Photoepilation: guidelines for care from the European Society for Laser Dermatology (ESLD). J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2005 Mar;7(1):33-8.
  • Salomon D, Adatto M, Skaria AM. Mohs micrographic surgery: concept, technique and indications Rev Med Suisse. 2006 Apr 26;2(63):1094-6, 1098-9
  • Adamic M, Troilius A, Adatto M, Drosner M, Dahmane R. Vascular lasers and IPLS: guidelines for care from the European Society for Laser Dermatology (ESLD). J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2007 Jun;9(2):113-24.
  • Lapidoth M, Adatto M, David M. Targeted UVB phototherapy for psoriasis: a preliminary study. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2007 Nov;32(6):642-5.
  • Lapidoth M, Dierickx C, Lanigan S, Paasch U, Campo-Voegeli A, Dahan S, Marini L, Adatto M. Best practice options for hair removal in patients with unwanted facial hair using combination therapy with laser: guidelines drawn up by an expert working group. Dermatology. 2010 Aug;221(1):34-42.
  • Halachmi S, Adatto M, Kornowski R, Lapidoth M. Neovascularization following facial surgery: possible cause and treatment. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jun;127(6):144e-6e.
  • Lapidoth M, Adatto M, Halachmi S. Treatment of actinic keratoses and photodamage with non-contact fractional 1540-nm laser quasi-ablation: an ex vivo and clinical evaluation. Lasers Med Sci. 2013 Feb;28(2):537-42.
  • Skaria AM, Adatto M, Salomon D, Della Torre R, Marazza G, Hafner J, Läuchli S, Schmid MH, Le Gal FA, Voltz A, Perrier P. La fondation de la Swiss Society of Mohs Surgery (SSMS) et les recommandations pour la prise en charge des tumeurs en MOHS (chirurgie micrographique). Derm. Hel. 2013 ;25(1) :18-24.
  • Lapidoth M, Adatto M, Cohen S, Ben-Amitai D, Halachmi S. Hypertrichosis in Becker's nevus: effective low-fluence laser hair removal. Lasers Med Sci. 2014 Jan;29(1):191-3.

Associate Editor for
An Appraisal of Lasers in Dermatology (1999-2002)
Medical Laser Application (2000-2011)
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (2002-2004)
Journal of Cosmetic & Laser Therapy (since 2004)
Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery (since January 2008)
Dermatology Therapy (since November 2013)
Lasers in Medical Science (since December 2013)
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (since May 2016)
Aesthetics in Dermatology and Surgery (since October 2016)