This significantly revised second edition provides a practical guide to applications of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) in aesthetic and non-aesthetic field. It features revised chapters focusing on skin anatomy, light tissue interactions and legal issues associated with IPL safety. New topics covered include the use of IPL for rosacea, pigmented lesions, scars and stria distensae. Key points are emphasized through the inclusion of learning objectives at the beginning and review questions at the end of each chapter. Aesthetic Applications of Intense Pulsed Light systematically describes the aesthetic applications of IPL in practice and includes extensive didactic material to assist the trainee looking to develop their knowledge of IPL applications and the experienced practitioner looking for an up-to-date resource on the subject.
The book is structured into eight chapters: 1. Skin anatomy. This chapter is intended to describe the pertinent anatomy related to IPL applications. In addition to the described main structural elements of the skin, the chapter has important points about skin aging and histological aspects which gives the reader a better understanding of the etiology of skin lesions and the need for Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment. 2. Light-tissue interaction. This chapter describes the interaction between IPL and different skin structures. Target skin structures (chromophores) are described in detail. The results of this interaction are detailed as being important to understanding the goals and principles of IPL treatment. 3. IPL safety and legal issues. This chapter describes the needs of the environment for a safe treatment. The necessary equipment and things to avoid pitfalls which may lead to lawsuits are detailed. Several aspects of IPL legal issues are also described: how to avoid medical liabilities and how to manage them are also included in this chapter. 4. Patient selection. This chapter describes the pearls and pitfalls in selecting patients for IPL treatment. This is not an easy task and proper patient selection is extremely important to have satisfied patients. Problematic patient types are also described here. 5. Skin rejuvenation. This chapter starts with a description of skin aging. Intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms are detailed. The most common skin lesions related to aging that can benefit from IPL treatment for rejuvenation are detailed. The chapter continues with treatment protocols which describe strategies for achieving optimal results. A review of the literature is included, presenting the treatment parameters of different studies and their results. 6. Hair removal. This chapter starts with a description of the hair follicle cycle, hair types and important structures for treatment. Treatment strategies are emphasized and detailed, starting from choosing the right parameters to post-treatment recommendations. A literature review is presented regarding treatment parameters and results according to different authors. 7. Vascular lesions treatment. This chapter describes the types of vascular lesions that can benefit from IPL treatment. The treatment protocol is emphasized and all the steps for performing this application are described in detail. A literature review is presented and different results are compared regarding treatment parameters. 8. Complications. It is inevitable that any medical treatment can end with complications. The possible complications of the most common IPL applications (skin rejuvenation, hair removal, pigmented and vascular lesion treatment) are detailed. The way to avoid them and how to handle them is also described. At the end of each chapter, there is a section on the practical points highlighting the most important points of the chapter. An extensive literature review of this technology is presented alongside numerous illustrations, tables and color pictures. The book will benefit any doctor or healthcare professional who uses IPL for cosmetic purposes, such as plastic surgeons, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, maxillofacial surgeons and otolaryngologists dealing with aesthetics of the face, as well as residents interested in learning the subject.
The editors have gathered 15 laser experts from the United States, Europe and Asia to present the most up to date information in cutaneous laser surgery and intense pulsed light technologies. This innovative book describes new laser techniques (laserlipolysis, fractional photothermolysis, among others) and provides expert guidance on using lasers successfully in over 80 clinical indications.
Offering a step-by-step, practical approach to this challenging area of dermatology, Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology: Lasers, Lights, and Energy Devices, 5th Edition, enables you to master the up-to-date cosmetic techniques that produce the superior results your patients expect. Edited by expert clinicians Drs. Elizabeth L. Tanzi, Jeffrey S. Dover, and Leah K. Spring, it provides an overview of the underlying scientific principles of lasers and lights in dermatology, as well as the latest treatment options—all abundantly illustrated and evidence based. A substantial video library demonstrating applications and technical aspects helps you successfully incorporate the latest procedures into your practice. Provides current, authoritative guidance on popular procedures including laser hair removal, tattoo removal, vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, non-ablative fractional laser rejuvenation, ablative laser resurfacing, tissue tightening, and body contouring. Contains five new chapters: Treatment of Skin with Intense Pulsed Light Sources, Radiofrequency Microneedling, Photodynamic Therapy, Muscle Toning and Contouring, and Treatment of Acne with Light and Energy-Based Devices. Features a greatly expanded video library with more than three dozen new videos, demonstrating modalities such as photodynamic therapy, IPL, radiofrequency microneedling, a wide range of lasers, and cryolipolysis. Covers special considerations when treating skin of color, as well as complications and legal considerations of laser, light, and energy-based treatments. Includes procedural how-to's, step-by-step advice on proper techniques, case studies, and pearls and pitfalls.
The new edition of this two volume set has been fully revised to provide dermatosurgeons with the latest developments and techniques in the field. The book has been expanded to eighteen sections and 152 chapters, all falling under subspecialties of dermatosurgery, aesthetics, lasers, and practice management. Each technique includes discussion on historical background, indications, contraindications, instrumentation, procedures, adverse effects, complications, and references. The second edition features 81 new chapters on topics such as body shaping, microneedle RF, new laser and energy technologies, platelets rich plasma, regional surgeries, and training in dermatosurgery. The text is enhanced by nearly 2000 clinical photographs and diagrams and also includes text boxes, tables and keynotes in each chapter. Key points Fully revised, second edition of two volume set providing latest techniques in cutaneous and aesthetic surgery Expanded text with 81 new chapters Features nearly 2000 clinical photographs and diagrams Previous edition (9789350258903) published in 2012
This title introduces readers to the use of lasers in dermatology/aesthetic practice and focuses on the fundamentals of lasers and light-based devices and their clinical application. Each chapter addresses the use of lasers in the treatment of a variety of skin conditions, detailing mechanisms of action, pre-treatment preparation, post-treatment advice, follow-up, and potential complications and pitfalls. Besides discussing ablative, vascular, pigment-specific and epilation lasers, and intense pulsed light, the book also reviews the use of light-emitting diodes, low-level laser therapy and radio frequency devices. In addition, cosmeceuticals complementing laser treatments are also discussed. Readers will also find the chapter on self-assessment questionnaires especially useful. Practical Introduction to Laser Dermatology provides detailed explanation of the topics, while the chapters are supported by illustrative case studies that will enable readers to develop a deeper understanding of the subject of lasers in dermatology. Using clinically relevant Illustrations, it provides a comprehensive resource on a variety of laser technologies for novice readers and trained laser clinicians.
Lasers and Light, Peels and Abrasions is a comprehensive clinical reference on all invasive and non-invasive treatments for aging, diseased, and congenitally deformed skin. Every treatment modality that's used for skin rejuvenation, scars, complications, vascular abnormalities, and ethnic skin type variations, and more, is explained in detail. Key Features: Online access to 10 videos in which the authors demonstrate the use of specific techniques with lasers and peels Contributors are experts in the fields of facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery, and dermatology Chapters on techniques used to treat East Asian, African, and Latino skin More than 400 high-quality, full-color illustrations and photos clarify techniques presented in the text This book is an excellent how-to reference for all otolaryngologists, facial plastic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and dermatologists who use lasers, light, peels, and abrasions to treat patients. Fellows and residents in these specialties will also find it very helpful.
Complications in Cosmetic Dermatology – Crafting Cures presents the potential side-effects and complications of procedures in aesthetic dermatology, with evidence-based guidance on their management. Each chapter in Complications in Cosmetic Dermatology – Crafting Cures is supplemented by clinical pearls and a summary of key points, and the text is enhanced by 300 full colour images and illustrations.
The Aesthetic Medicine: Art and Techniques provides step-by-step instructions in the procedures and techniques commonly employed in aesthetic medicine. The book is divided into four parts, the first two of which offer an introduction to aesthetic medicine and discuss preoperative assessment and treatment. Detailed guidance is then given on a wide range of cutaneous procedures, including the use of botulinum toxins, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion, cryotherapy, chemical peel skin resurfacing, laser treatments, mesotherapy, sclerotherapy, capacitive radiofrequency treatment, and the use of dermarollers. The final part of the book is devoted to techniques employed in shaping the face and body, such as breast and facial augmentation, penile enhancement, liposuction, and management of hair loss or excess hair. All procedures are depicted with the aid of numerous high-quality illustrations and color photographs. This book will serve as an excellent guide for both beginners and experienced practitioners.
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.
"The application of nanotechnology in the biomedical field, known as nanomedicine, has gained much interest in the recent past as a versatile strategy for selective drug delivery and diagnostic purposes. The nanotheranostic approach, which aims to combine both therapeutic and imaging/diagnostic functionalities, is characterized by a strong pluridisciplinarity where the chemistry of materials, bioconjugate chemistry, pharmaceutical technology, drug delivery, imaging, and pharmacology, work together. Nanotheranostics combine simultaneous non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of diseases with the exciting possibility to monitor drug release and distribution in real time; thus offering the opportunity to optimize treatment outcomes in cancer and other severe diseases. Clinical applications of nanotheranostics would enable earlier detection and treatment of diseases, and earlier assessment of the response, thus allowing to identify patients which would potentially respond to therapy and have higher possibilities of a favorable outcome. Nanotheranostics for Personalized Medicine presents an integrated and transdisciplinary description of nanotheranostics. It provides principles of imaging techniques and concrete examples of advances and challenges in the development of nanotheranostics for personalized medicine. This book is written for students (Bachelors to Doctoral level) as well as experienced researchers, in academia or the industry, interested in this emerging concept in the nanomedicine field."--Provided by publisher.
Advances in Cosmetic Surgery, a yearly multi-specialty publication, brings you the best current practice from the preeminent practitioners in plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and oculoplastic surgery. A distinguished editorial board identifies current advances and breakthroughs in the field and invites specialists to contribute original articles on these topics. These insightful overviews bring concepts to a clinical level and explore their everyday impact on patient care. Whether you're learning about a topic for the first time or actively performing one of the discussed procedures, this publication aims to appeal to all specialists in cosmetic surgery.