This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of how lasers and IPL devices work including clinical interaction of Laser and human skin. The most commonly used dermatologic lasers and their mechanism of action are discussed throughout the book. This book also includes most common questions and answers that provide the practitioners with quick reference for treating the patients safely and efficiently.
The topics include parameters used for effective cosmetic laser procedures, photo-facial, treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions, hair removal, tattoo removal, and skin tightening and rejuvenation. Laser / IPL tissue interaction, acne treatment, skin typing, and operational safety measures are discussed in details.
Discussion of the management and treatment of adverse side effects, the benefits, expected results and outcomes, and available alternative options are also presented. Focus on patient consultation, selection and education, safety and efficacy issues and important criteria for a successful treatment outcome in this textbook make it a very good source for quick reference.