Table of Contents

Part 1 Basics.
Basic Laser Physics.
Laser-Tissue Interactions.
Intense Pulsed Light Technology.
Part 2 Indications.
Benign Tumors and Organoid Nevi.
Facial Rejuvenation and Other Clinical Applications of Intense Pulsed Light.
Inflammatory Dermatoses: Acne.
Inflammatory Dermatoses: Other than Acne Vulgaris.
Laser-Assisted Liposuction.
Photoepilation of Unwanted Hair Growth.
Pigmentation and Hypopigmentation: Benign Pigmented Lesions.
Pigmentation and Hypopigmentation: Vitiligo and Other Disorders.
Precancerous Conditions and Malignant Tumors.
Scars, Keloids, and Stretch Marks.
Laser Treatment of Tattoos and Other Dyschromia.
Varicose Veins: Endovenous Laser Treatment.
Common Vascular Lesions.
Vascular Lesions: Port Wine Stains.
Vascular Lesions: Hemangiomas.
Rare Vascular Lesions.
Viral Infections.
Wrinkles and Acne Scars: Ablative and Nonablative Facial Resurfacing.
Wrinkles and Acne Scars: Technology-Based Treatment of Periorbital Wrinkles.
Wrinkles and Acne Scars: Fractional Ablative Lasers.
Wrinkles and Acne Scars: Fractional Nonablative Lasers.
Part 3 Special Aspects.
Complications in Laser Surgery and IPL Treatment.
Cooling Techniques.
Ethical Considerations in Aesthetic Medicine.
Photodynamic Therapy.
Quality Standards in Aesthetic Medicine.
Safety/Eye Protection.
Part 4 Afterword.
The Business of Laser Surgery How Our Lives are Challenged by Healthcare Regulations, the FDA, and Quackery.
The Hall of Shame.