This book discusses lasers and light technologies in dermatology. The innovation is due to the book format: a handbook. It is the first handbook of lasers in dermatology, facilitating access to information to all individuals interested in lasers in this specific medical field . The most recent lasers devices and its applications will be discussed. Illustrations and tables will make the book didactic and comprehensive.
Lasers in dermatology are a constantly evolving field. Over the past few decades, novel devices have been developed and new indications for their use have emerged. A broad understanding of the relationship between science and laser principles is the foundation of a solid dermatologic practice. The Lasers in Dermatology Handbook is a tool to understand the use of lasers in clinical practice. Important topics such as vascular lesions, warts, acne, scars, and pigmented lesions are presented and discussed in all aspects. The wide spectrum of laser and light technologies available for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation will be covered as well. Written by internationally renowned authors, this handbook serves as a cornerstone for laser applications and provides updated information for all physicians, particularly dermatologists, interested in implementing lasers in their practice.
Basic Principles of Lasers: Interactions Between Lasers and Tissue.- Laser Safety: Standards and Guidelines.- Post-operative Care and Complications.- Types of Lasers.- Vascular Lasers.- Pigmented Lesions.- Tattoos.- Resurfacing.- Fractional Devices.- Hair Removal.- Photodynamic Therapy.- Lasers for Skin Cancers.- Lasers and Lights for Acne.- Lasers for Scars.- Lasers and Lights for Onychomycosis.- Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins.- Fractional Photothermolysis.- Sub-Surfacing Lasers.- Rejuvenation using Light-based Devices.- Lasers for Psoriasis.- Lasers for Hypopigmented Lesions.- Intense Pulse Light Therapy.- Photodynamic Therapy.- Light-Emitting Diode Phototherapy.- Lasers and Lights for Wound Healing.- Lasers for Hair Growth and Hair Transplants.- Devices for Weight Loss and Fatty Tissue.- Reflectance-Mode Confocal Microscopy in Dermatologic Oncology.- Pearls in Clinical Lasers.- Anesthesia for Lasers.- Lasers for Dark Skin Types.- Lasers for Children.- Post-operative Wound Care.- Laser Complications: Treatment and Prevention.- Medicolegal Issues.- Psychological Considerations Prior to Laser.- Photography Specific to Lasers.- Online Sources for Information.- Research and Future Directions.