The study of the biological effects of ultraviolet and visible light on the skin has expanded rapidly over the last 20 years, recognizing the clinical significance of light sensitive skin disorders. In this book the authors address all aspects of photodermatology by providing a clear straightforward introduction to these diseases, their investigati
Introduction. Elementary Photobiology and Photophysics. Phototest Equipment. Photoprotection. Polymorphic Light Eruption. Hydroa Vacciniforme. Chronic Actinic Dermatitis. Solar Urticaria. Actinic Prurigo. Juvenile Springtime Eruption. Photoaggravated Dermatoses. Drug Induced Photosensitivity. Photoallergy/Photopatch Testing. Phytophotodermatitis. Photohistopathology. Porphyrin Biochemistry: Laboratory Studies. Genophotodermatoses. The Cutaneous Porphyrias. Ultraviolet Phototherapy and Photochemotherapy of Skin Disease. Photodynamic Therapy. Laser-Tissue Interactions. Laser Therapy for Vascular Lesions. Laser Therapy for Pigmented Lesions and Tattoos. Ablative and Non-ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing. Laser Hair Removal.