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Lasers and Energy Devices for the Skin

2nd Edition

Edited by Mitchel P. Goldman, Richard E. Fitzpatrick, E. Victor Ross, Suzanne L. Kilmer, Robert A. Weiss

CRC Press

400 pages

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pub: 2013-05-21
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Rapid technical developments with lasers and other energy devices have continued over recent years, both in the different types of devices available and in what can be used for cosmetic and other treatments, including scar and tattoo removal, hair removal, cellulite, and lipolysis. In the second edition of Lasers and Energy Devices for the Skin, the top practitioners in the field have pooled their expertise to offer a broad and balanced perspective.

Updated to encompass the latest refinements in the field, this volume:

  • Explores the latest techniques in laser hair removal and scar removal
  • Reviews advances in antiaging techniques for the skin of the face
  • Covers the use of photodynamic therapy for skin tumors, psoriasis, localized scleroderma, viral warts, onichimycosis, and more
  • Reviews currently available and novel approaches for noninvasive and intended selective destruction of fat
  • Highlights the risks of pigmentary alterations and scarring following procedures on Asian skin
  • Covers advances in liposuction brought about by the advent of tumescent anesthesia

The book also discusses pain management during laser surgery and laser treatments and includes coverage of the importance of complying with safety standards, potential unsafe practices, and potential medicolegal problems. Providing the understanding needed to develop creative ways to use light-based technologies, the book gives readers easy access to practical treatment parameters.


"… A particular highlight of the book is the chapter on the specific use of lasers on Asian skin … a must-have for any practitioner hoping to attain a strong and thorough understanding of how to best treat patients with lasers and other energy devices. … This book offers it all. It provides the necessary combination of historical, scientific, and practical knowledge needed for physicians to understand and use these devices effectively. Most importantly, it provides insight from experts in the field accumulated from years of experience; these pearls are invaluable to this book."

—SKINmed. 2014;12:132

Table of Contents

Laser-Tissue Interactions, E. Victor Ross and R. Rox Anderson

Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions, E. Victor Ross and Andrew C. Krakowski

Laser Treatment of Benign Pigmented Lesions, Omar A. Ibrahimi and Suzanne L. Kilmer

Tattoo Removal, William Kirby

Hair Removal, Omar A. Ibrahimi and Suzanne L. Kilmer

Skin Resurfacing with Ablative Lasers, Omar A. Ibrahimi, Richard E. Fitzpatrick, Mitchel P. Goldman, and Suzanne L. Kilmer

Fractional Ablative Lasers, Douglas A. Winstanley and E. Victor Ross

Non-Ablative Fractional Lasers, Karen L. Beasley and Robert A. Weiss

Treatment of Scars, Richard E. Fitzpatrick

Photodynamic Therapy, Mitchel P. Goldman and Ane BM Niwa Massaki

Treatment of Leg Telangiectasias with Laser and High-Intensity Pulsed Light, Mitchel P. Goldman

Body contouring: Noninvasive Fat Removal, Lilit Garibyan, H Ray Jalian, Mathew M Avram, and Robert A Weiss

Use of Lasers on Asian Skin, Woraphong Manuskiatti

Laser Lipolysis, Melanie D. Palm, Ane BM Niwa Massaki, Sabrina G. Fabi, and Mitchel P. Goldman

Laser, Light and Energy Devices for Cellulite and Lipodystrophy, Mitchel P Goldman, Jennifer D Peterson, and Sabrina G Fabi

Anesthesia for Cutaneous Laser Surgery, Mitchel P. Goldman and Sabrina G. Fabi

Laser safety: Risk Assessment and Quality Management, Penny J. Smalley


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Dermatology