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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.

This is a comprehensive reference covering all aspects of the use of lasers in facial plastic surgery, from basic science to surgical techniques.

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The first thing one notices is the depth of the contributors' skills and experience...very well structured...heartily recommended. --ENT News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865778504
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 1/18/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Basic Laser Science
1 Laser Physics for Surgical Applications 3
2 Laser Systems and Instrumentation for Aesthetic Surgery 14
3 Laser Safety 27
4 Selective Photothermolysis 34
Pt. II Lasers for Skin Resurfacing and Treatment
5 Laser Resurfacing: An Overview 41
6 Cutaneous Laser Exfoliation 67
7 Sharplan SilkTouch and FeatherTouch Flashscanners 77
8 Surgipulse Laser Resurfacing 81
9 Laser Resurfacing with Ultrapulse Carbon Dioxide Lasers 97
10 Single-Pass, High-Fluence, Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing 106
11 The Luxar Laser System 112
12 Tru-Pulse Laser Resurfacing 119
13 The Derma 20 Erbium: YAG Laser 124
14 The Erbium: YAG Laser versus the Carbon Dioxide Laser 131
15 Nonexfoliating Laser Rejuvenation of Facial Rhytids 139
Pt. III Lasers for the Treatment of Vascular Lesions
16 Vascular Laser Systems 151
17 Management of Vascular Lesions of the Head and Neck 157
18 Copper Vapor and Copper Bromide Lasers 173
19 Flashlamp-Pumped Pulsed Dye Laser 181
20 The VersaPulse Laser 190
21 Noncoherent Filtered Flashlamp Intense Pulsed Light Device (PhotoDerm VL) 195
Pt. IV Laser Hair Removal
22 A Comparative Study of Intens Light and Laser Sources in Photoepilation 207
23 ESC/Sharplan Laser Hair Removal System 217
24 Hair Removal with the Long-Pulsed Ruby and Alexandrite Lasers 223
25 Hair Removal with the EpiLight System 230
Pt. V Laser Treatment of Pigmented Lesions and Tattoos
26 Laser Treatment of Pigmented Lesions and Tattoos: Use of Q-Switched Ruby Lasers 241
27 Q-Switched Neodymium: YAG Laser Treatment of Tattoos 252
28 Alexandrite Laser Treatment of Pigmented Lesions and Tattoos 260
29 Treatment of Pigmented Lesions with Copper Bromide and Copper Vapor Lasers 265
Pt. VI Other Laser Treatments
30 Cutaneous Surgery with the Carbon Dioxide Laser 273
31 Expanded Applications of the Carbon Dioxide Laser: Use of Magnification for the Removal of Facial Lesions 280
32 Laser Revision of Scars 288
33 Treatment of Stretch Marks 296
34 Photodynamic Therapy of Skin Cancer 303
Pt. VII Aesthetic Surgical Uses of Lasers
35 Lasers in Aesthetic Facial Surgery: An Overview 313
36 Laser Rhytidectomy 316
37 Laser Blepharoplasty with the Sharplan XJ150 326
38 Coherent UltraPulse Carbon Dioxide Laser Blepharoplasty 333
39 Weekend Laser Neck Lift 340
40 Skin Resurfacing Using Bipolar Cautery 347
41 Skin Rejuvenation for Sun Damage, Aging, and Rosacea Using Intense Pulsed Light 351
Index 359
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