By David J Goldberg, Alexander Berlin

ISBN-10: 1840761504

ISBN-13: 9781840761504

ISBN-10: 1840766166

ISBN-13: 9781840766165

Acne, rosacea, and sebaceous hyperplasia are quite common pores and skin difficulties, that have an important scientific, beauty, and infrequently mental influence at the day-by-day lives of thousands of individuals. This ebook covers either the scientific and beauty features of those pores and skin problems together with all scientific concerns, etiology, epidemiology, diagnostic demanding situations, and the newest theories on pathophysiology.

Several chapters tackle the most up-tp-date clinical therapeutics and laser remedies to be had for every of the stipulations. in relation to pimples, a whole bankruptcy is devoted to the remedy of zits scarring.

The booklet is illustrated with over 70 colour pictures. it really is valuable to physicians in perform and coaching, together with dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and normal physicians, and to any healthcare body of workers excited by the management of laser and light-based remedies for zits and rosacea.

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Ice-packs can be utilized postoperatively to decrease swelling and bruising. If needed, additional treatment sessions may be performed in 2–4 weeks. LASERS AND LASER-LIKE DEVICES: T R A D I T I O N A L A B L AT I V E R E S U R FA C I N G Traditional ablative devices used in the resurfacing of acne scars include carbon dioxide (CO2, multiple models) and erbium:yttrium–aluminum–garnet (Er:YAG, multiple models) lasers. More recently, an erbium:yttrium–scandium–gallium–garnet (Er:YSGG) laser, emitting light at 2790 nm and with the depth of ablation between those of CO2 and Er:YAG lasers, has been added to the lineup of ablative lasers, though its specific role in the treatment of acne scars will need to be established in future studies (Ross et al.

1999; Walia & Alster 1999a). Proper patient selection and pretreatment care are critical to the success of the procedure. Thus, ablative resurfacing, especially in association with the more aggressive treatment parameters, should be reserved for deeper atrophic scars, whereas patients with milder scarring may benefit sufficiently from nonablative or fractional devices, as described in subsequent sections. The ideal candidate for ablative laser resurfacing has Fitzpatrick skin type I–III, expresses realistic expectations about the procedure, and is able to follow strict wound care instructions.

Nevertheless, studies indicate that all mid-infrared lasers may be used safely in all skin types, provided that proper laser parameters and epidermal cooling are utilized (25, 26). Immediately prior to treatment, all makeup needs to be removed to prevent inappropriate absorption of laser energy and subsequent epidermal overheating. The addition of microdermabrasion prior to treatment has not been shown to improve clinical results, at least with the 1450-nm laser (Wang et al. 2006). Mild to moderate 23 24 25 26 23, 24 Moderate-to-severe acne.

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