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PRACTICAL MANUAL OF LASER APPLICATIONS IN DERMATOLOGY; PRACTICAL MANUAL OF LASER APPLICATIONS IN DERMATOLOGY; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; CONTENTS ; PREFACE ; About the Editors; FOREWORD ; Chapter 1 BASIC LASER PHYSICS AND LASER TISSUE INTERACTIONS ; Introduction; Laser Physics; LASER; Laser Tissue Interaction; Types of Laser-Tissue Interactions; Photo Thermal Interactions; Photo-Mechanical "Photo Acoustic" Interaction; Photo-Chemical Interaction; Selective Photothermolysis; Wavelength; The Objective of the Laser Treatment; The Wavelength Used; Target Size C. Long Pulsed 810-nm Diode LaserD. Long-Pulsed 1064-nm Nd: YAG Laser; Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser; A. Broad Spectrum (Intense Pulsed Light); B. Radiofrequency Combinations; Complications of Photoepilation; Postoperative Management of Photoepilation; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5 LASER TREATMENT OF PIGMENTED LESIONS AND TATTOOS ; Introduction; Epidermal Lesions; Dermal Lesions; Tattoos; Types of Tattoos; Lasers Used for Tattoos Removal; Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser; Q-Switched 755 nm Alexandrite Laser; Q-Switched 694-nm Ruby Laser (QSRL); Picosecond Lasers; Practical Pearls; Complications ConclusionReferences; Chapter 6 ROLE OF LASERS IN FACIAL REJUVENATION ; Introduction; Skin Aging; Role of Lasers in the Facial Rejuvenation; Non-Ablative Laser Rejuvenation (NAR); Laser Resurfacing; Facial Rejuvenation Using the Fractional Photothermolysis; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7 LASERS FOR SCARS ; Introduction; Classification of Lasers; Lasers Used for Hypertrophic Scars; Lasers Used for Burn Scars; Lasers Used for Keloids; Lasers Used for Atrophic Scars; Radiofrequency Used for Atrophic Scars; Lasers Used for Surgical Scars; Lasers Used for Striae Distensae; Complications Pyogenic GranulomasInfantile Hemangiomas; Telangiectasias; Rosacea; Poikiloderma; Kaposi Sarcoma; Lymphangiomas; Varicose Veins; Venous Lakes; Blue Rubber Bleb Nevi; Summary and Practical Tips; References; Chapter 4 LASER-ASSISTED HAIR REDUCTION ; Key Concepts; Introduction; Biology of Hair Follicles; a) Hair Structure; b) Types of Hair; c) Hair Cycle; Basic Concepts of Laser-Assisted Hair Reduction; a) Wavelength; b) Pulse Duration; c) Spot Size; d) Fluence; Preoperative Management; Laser Techniques; A. Long Pulsed 694-nm Ruby Laser; B. Long Pulsed 755-nm Alexandrite Laser Skin TypeThermal Relaxation Time (TRT); Skin Cooling; Rules in Lasers; Rule 1 in Lasers; Rule 2 in Lasers; Rule 3 in Lasers; References; Chapter 2 PRACTICAL TIPS OF LASER SAFETY ; Introduction; Classification; Class 1; Class 1M; Class 2; Class 2M; Class 3A; Class 3B; Class 4; Laser Radiation Hazards; Damage Mechanisms; Protective Eyewear; Skin Hazards; Causes of Professional Errors; Non-Beam Hazards.
Electrical and Other; Laser; Laser Generated Air Contaminants (LGAC); Laser Plume; References; Chapter 3 LASERS IN VASCULAR LESIONS ; Introduction; Classification; Port Wine Stains