This comprehensive reference covers all aspects of the use of lasers in facial plastic surgery, from basic science to surgical techniques. Introductory chapters provide complete coverage of different laser systems, laser safety, and laser physics. The majority of the book is devoted to presenting the use of lasers in skin resurfacing, treatment of vascular lesions, hair removal, treatment of pigmented lesions and tattoos, and aesthetic surgery. Throughout, you'll find expert commentary from surgeons at the forefront of the field.
Foreword Laser Physics; Laser Systems; Laser Safety; Laser Skin resurfacing Histopathology of Laser Resurfacing Laser Resurfacing: preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative considerations Laser Resurfacing: an Atlas Other uses for CO2 lasers Laser treatment of vascular lesions; Vascular lesion treatment: an Atlas Laser Hair Removal; Laser hair removal: an Atlas Laser Treatment of Pigmented Lesions and Tattoos; Atlas Treatment of Scars; Treatment of Stretch Marks; Photodynamic Therapy for Skin Cancer and other applications; Selective Photothermolysis; Aesthetic Surgical Uses of lasers Lasers and Rhytidectomy; Lasers and Blepharoplasty