Laser Dermatology

Overview

This is the second edition of a well-received book that has been revised and updated to reflect the state of the art in laser and light source technology. After an initial chapter describing the latest understanding of laser physics and safety, subsequent chapters consider laser treatment of vascular lesions, laser treatment of pigmented lesions and tattoos, laser removal of unwanted hair, ablative and non-ablative fractional resurfacing, and use of laser treatment for medical purposes. The book is extremely ...

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Overview

This is the second edition of a well-received book that has been revised and updated to reflect the state of the art in laser and light source technology. After an initial chapter describing the latest understanding of laser physics and safety, subsequent chapters consider laser treatment of vascular lesions, laser treatment of pigmented lesions and tattoos, laser removal of unwanted hair, ablative and non-ablative fractional resurfacing, and use of laser treatment for medical purposes. The book is extremely practical and reader friendly. All chapters are very well illustrated, include quick and clear bullet points, and feature a homogeneous structure covering core concepts, currently available technologies, indications and contraindications, an example of a consent form, and the author's personal treatment approaches. The authors are without exception world experts in the field from North America or Europe.

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Reviewer: Patricia Wong, MD (Stanford University Medical Center)
Description: It has been nearly 10 years since the first edition of this book was published. This edition compares the new laser devices available to treat similar conditions, discussing the indications for choosing a particular laser in terms of specific advantages offered by a particular wavelength, pulse duration, and cooling dynamics when considering certain skin types. It also provides excellent sample consent forms for various laser procedures.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an updated overview of currently available lasers to treat various skin conditions, such as hair removal, ablative and nonablative rejuvenation, and vascular and pigmented disorders. The chapters are organized by the primary dermatological nature of the lesion: vascular, pigmented, unwanted hair, actinic damage, and aging changes.
Audience: The audience is dermatologists.
Features: This is a useful reference for deciphering the differences in the myriad of lasers on the market. Tables list the lasers available for treating pigmented lesions, the manufacturer, fluences, pulse duration, wavelengths, spot sizes, etc. Dermatologists contemplating the purchase of a laser would find this book useful. One of its main strengths is the discussion of how laser physics needs to be applied to the clinical effect the physician is aiming to achieve. For example, the rationale for choosing shorter or longer pulse durations for hair thickness, skin pigmentation, and minimizing epidermal injury is nicely explained.
Assessment: I recommend this as a good clinical introduction to understanding how lasers work and the considerations that must be taken into account when choosing a particular laser modality for a particular condition. The writing is straightforward and the physics is explained clearly without encumbering the reader with mathematical derivations and technical language.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642320057
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/12/2012
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 142
  • Sales rank: 1,431,620
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David J. Goldberg, MD, graduated from Yale University School of Medicine in 1980 and subsequently gained certification in dermatology, immunodermatology, and Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology. He was appointed Chief of Dermatologic Surgery and Mohs’ Surgery and Clinical Associate Professor at New Jersey Medical School before becoming Clinical Professor there in 2001. Since that date he has also been Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Director of Laser Research at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. In addition, since 1996 he has been Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law. Among a number of honors and awards, Professor Goldberg received the First Annual Leon Goldman MD Memorial Award from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and in 2002 and 2004 received Presidential Citations from the American Academy of Dermatology. In 2010 he was named a Physician Honoree by the Sturge Weber Foundation. Professor Goldberg has served as President of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. He is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, a Consulting Editor for numerous other journals, and the author or co-author of over 150 journal articles as well as 15 books.

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Table of Contents

Basic Laser Physics and Safety.- Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions.- Laser Treatment of Pigmented Lesions.- Laser Treatment of Unwanted Hair.- Ablative and Nonablative Facial Resurfacing.- Lasers, Photodynamic Therapy, and the Treatment of Medical Dermatologic Conditions.

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