This textbook describes medical aesthetics with discussions of skin anatomy and physiology, methods for the treatment of skin aging and rejuvenation, and the most common skin problems and their management. Each topic gives details further with colored images to assist comprehend and appreciate the details. The book discusses diet and foods associated with skin health, skin types, and the most common skin disorders. In particular, for acne and acne rosacea, etiology, management, and treatment are described. It explains how to differentiate between various types of acne. Those who are interested in scientific information on skin-wound healing can find a comprehensive, yet concise and informative, section in this book. The etiology and types of scar formation after injury are also explained. The book describes the biology of skin aging (including causes of aging like UV radiation and photoaging) and methods for the improvement of premature skin aging (skin care procedures such as laser rejuvenation, medical chemical peels, and the use of antiaging products). Chemical peels—their types, the grades and different acids used, and their protocols—are discussed to guide how to perform an effective peel. In addition, a summarized yet informative section offers microdermabrasion, photo-laser and laser hair removal techniques.
Readers can find information on different types of lasers with approach to laser physics and mediums. The most appealing areas of medical aesthetics are facial and body countering by dermal fillers and Botox injection. This book gives you useful information about Botox and dermal fillers injection techniques to perform them satisfactorily and safely. The anatomy and physiology of muscles involved in facial expression are discussed to make you familiar and confident when injecting your clients to inject into right muscles. For instance, treatment of eyes and forehead wrinkles, frown lines, nasolabial laugh lines, and bunny lines are covered.
The most popular facial and body-countering techniques, such as nonsurgical nose jobs; cheek, chin, and lip enhancements; and nonsurgical breast augmentation and lipolysis by mesotherapy, are presented in this book. The book contains other subjects such as patient consultation and assessment, laser safety, microbiology and medical infection control for medical aesthetics, and other subjects that make this textbook a reference guide in medical aesthetics for doctors, nurses, and aestheticians.