Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Lasers and Lights: Vascular - Pigmentation - Hair - Scars - Medical Applications

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Nov 3, 2008 - Medical - 168 pages
This newly revised title helps you incorporate the very latest in Lasers and Lights into your busy practice. Succinctly written and lavishly illustrated, this book focus on procedural how-to’s and offer step-by-step advice on proper techniques, pitfalls, and tricks of the trade-so you can refine and hone your skills...and expand your repertoire.
  • Contains a wealth of color illustrations and photographs that depict cases as they appear in practice so you can visualize techniques clearly.
  • Updates chapters throughout the book to keep you up to date on the latest uses of lasers and lights in this rapidly moving field.
  • Includes guidance for getting the best results when performing hot techniques such as Thermage or the use of Radiofrequency lasers.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
VASCULAR ANOMALIES HEMANGIOMAS AND PORT WINE STAINS
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
POSTTREATMENT CARE INSTRUCTIONS
VENOUS MALFORMATIONS
FACIAL TELANGIECTASIAS
OTHER VASCULAR LESIONS
SIDE EFFECTS COMPLICATIONS AND ADVANCED TOPICS
SPLITFACE CLINICAL TRIALS IN THE USAAKSPHOTOREJUVENATION
RECENT CLINICAL TRIALS OF IMPORTANCE
METVIXMETVIXIATHE METHYL ESTER OF ALA FOR AKSNONMELANOMA SKIN CANCERSPHOTOREJUVENATION
ALAPDT FOR ACNE VULGARIS SEBACEOUS GLAND HYPERPLASIA HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA
PATIENT SELECTION
EXPECTED BENEFITS
TREATMENT STRATEGY
INTRODUCTION

CONCLUSION
INTRODUCTION
TREATMENT STRATEGY
TREATMENT TIPS FOR EXPERIENCED PRACTITIONERS
SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION
OVERVIEW OF TREATMENT STRATEGY
PIGMENTED LESION PATIENT HISTORY
TREATMENT TECHNIQUES
TREATMENT TIPS FOR EXPERIENCED PRACTITIONERS
INTRODUCTION
OVERVIEW OF TREATMENT STRATEGY
TREATMENT TECHNIQUES
INTRODUCTION
OVERVIEW OF TREATMENT STRATEGY
TREATMENT TECHNIQUES
TREATMENT TIPS FOR EXPERIENCED PRACTITIONERS
INTRODUCTION
GENERAL APPROACH AND BASIS FOR TREATMENT
MECHANISMS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE BASED TREATMENT
CONCLUSIONS
INTRODUCTION
CLINICAL FINDINGS FOR CLASSIC PLAQUE TYPE PSORIASIS
CLINICAL DIFFERENTIALS FOR PLAQUE TYPE PSORIASIS
YAG LASERS
OVERVIEW OF TREATMENT STRATEGY
IDEAL PATIENT
PROBLEMATIC PATIENT
TREATMENT TECHNIQUES
CONCLUSIONS AND ALTERNATIVES
INTRODUCTION
PIVOTAL US TRIALS FOR ALAPDT FOR ACTINIC KERATOSES
OPENLABEL ALAPDT CLINICAL TRIALSAKSPHOTOREJUVENATION
OVERVIEW OF TREATMENT STRATEGY
I PHOTOTHERMAL DESTRUCTION
II PHOTOMECHANICAL DESTRUCTION
TREATMENT TECHNIQUES
EQUIPMENT LASER AND LIGHT SOURCE TECHNOLOGY Table 92
TREATMENT ALGORITHM
TREATMENT TECHNIQUE
TREATMENT TIPS FOR EXPERIENCED PRACTITIONERS
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