Acne, rosacea, and sebaceous hyperplasia are very common skin problems, which have a significant medical, cosmetic, and often psychological impact on the daily lives of millions of people. This book covers both the medical and cosmetic aspects of these skin disorders including all clinical considerations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnostic challenges, and the latest theories on pathophysiology.
Several chapters address the most current medical therapeutics and laser treatments available for each of the conditions. In the case of acne, an entire chapter is dedicated to the treatment of acne scarring.
The book is illustrated with over 70 color photographs. It is invaluable to physicians in practice and training, including dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and general physicians, and to any healthcare personnel involved in the administration of laser and light-based therapies for acne and rosacea.
Table of Contents
Acne Vulgaris – Epidemiology and Pathophysiology: Introduction. Epidemiology. Clinical Assessment of Acne Vulgaris. Pathophysiology of Acne Vulgaris. Acne Vulgaris – Current Medical Therapeutics: Introduction. Topical Agents. Oral Agents. Lasers and Similar Devices in the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris: Introduction. Mid-Infrared Range Lasers. Pulsed-Dye Lasers. Visible Light Sources and Light-Emitting Diodes. Photodynamic Therapy. Radiofrequency Devices. Treatment of Acne Scars: Introduction. Classification of Acne Scars. Surgical Options: Punch Excision, Submission, Punch Elevation. Dermaroller. Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars (Cross) Technique. Injectables in the Treatment of Atrophic Acne Scars. Lasers and Laser-Like Devices: Traditional Ablative Resurfacing. Lasers and Laser-Like Devices: Traditional Nonablative Resurfacing. Lasers and Laser-Like Devices: Fractional Resurfacing. Treatment of Keloid and Hypertropic Acne Scars. Rosacea – Epidemiology and Pathophysiology: Introduction. Epidemiology. Definition of Rosacea. Rosacea Subtypes. Pathophysiology of Rosacea. Rosacea – Current Medical Therapeutics: Introduction. General Considerations. Topical Agents. Oral Agents. Lasers and Similar Devices in the Treatment of Rosacea: Introduction. General Concepts and Mechanism of Action. Preoperative Care. Pulsed-Dye Lasers. Intense Pulsed Light Sources. KTP and Nd:YAG Lasers. Future Directions in Light-Based Treatment of Rosacea. Lasers and Similar Devices in the Treatment of Sebaceous Hyperplasia: Introduction. Aging Of the Sebaceous Glands and the Pathophysiology of Sebaceous Hyperplasia. Clinical Considerations. Lasers and Similar Technologies in the Treatment of Sebaceous Hyperplasia