1st Edition

Complications in Laser Cutaneous Surgery

By David J. Goldberg Copyright 2004
    192 Pages 232 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The concept of selective photothermolysis revolutionized cutaneous therapy and continues to be the basis of low-risk laser treatment of photoaged skin, benign pigmented lesions and tattoos, unwanted hair, and cutaneous vascular lesions. However, all practitioners are aware that problems can arise, and with the increasing availability of more powerful lasers and light sources, more complications are inevitably going to be seen Complications in Laser Cutaneous Surgery provides, chapter by chapter, several key points followed by discussion of the lasers used to treat the various entities described, how to pre-empt problems and how to deal with them if they occur.

    Understanding Light-Tissue Intrecation. Complications with Laser Resurfacing. Complications after Laser Treatment of Pigmented Lesions and Tattoos. Complications after Laser Treatment of Unwanted Hair. Complications after Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions.


    David J. Goldberg, MD, is Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Director, Laser Research and Mohs Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, and Director, Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.

    In addition to his previous texts on Laser Hair Removal and Ablative and Non-ablative Facial Skin Rejuvenation, Dr Goldberg is an editor of the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy.

    "The chapters are well written with many illustrative pictures and photographs of good quality. ... This book is well worth reading by both dermatologists/plastic surgeons already working with lasers and beginners in the field." - Acta Derm Venereol