By Holly H. Hare M.D., FAAD, Ronald G. Wheeland M.D., FAAD (auth.), David J. Goldberg (eds.)

This is the second one variation of a well-received publication that has been revised and up to date to mirror the state-of-the-art in laser and light-weight resource expertise. After an preliminary bankruptcy describing the newest figuring out of laser physics and security, next chapters give some thought to laser remedy of vascular lesions, laser remedy of pigmented lesions and tattoos, laser removing of undesirable hair, ablative and non-ablative fractional resurfacing, and use of laser therapy for scientific reasons. The publication is intensely useful and reader pleasant. All chapters are rather well illustrated, contain fast and transparent bullet issues, and have a homogeneous constitution overlaying center innovations, at present to be had applied sciences, symptoms and contraindications, an instance of a consent shape, and the author’s own remedy methods. The authors are with no exception global specialists within the box from North the USA or Europe.

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Mordon et al. have focused on methemoglobin production following laser induced heating. This methemoglobin formation leads to an increase in the absorption of the 1,064 nm infrared light, adding to the effect of the Nd:YAG laser. Despite these developments, sclerotherapy may well remain the treatment of choice for a variety of leg vein telangiectasia. A comparative study of sclerotherapy and long pulsed Nd:YAG laser treatment (Lupton et al. 2002) showed that leg telangiectasia responded best to sclerotherapy, in fewer treatment sessions, as compared to the long pulsed YAG laser.

Lasers Surg Med 1:263–276 Armstrong DKB, Handley J, Allen GE, Woolfson AD, McCafferty DF (1996) Effects of percutaneous local anaesthesia on pain caused by pulsed dye laser treatment of port wine stains. Br J Dermatol 135 (Suppl 47):14 Babilas P, Schreml S, Eames T, Hohenleutner U, Szeimies RM, Landthaler M (2010) Split-face comparison of intense pulsed light with short- and long-pulsed dye lasers for the treatment of port-wine stains. Lasers Surg Med 42(8):720–727 Barlow RJ, Walker NP, Markey AC (1996) Treatment of proliferative haemangiomas with the 585 nm pulsed dye laser.

3–2 mm in diameter in patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I to III with a 3 ms pulsed alexandrite laser, 8 mm spot, fluences of 6–80 J/cm2, and associated dynamic epidermal cryogen cooling. Four weeks after a single treatment 48 sites were evaluated, 35 % of the treated sites had cleared by more than 75 %; another 33 % had cleared by more than 50 %. By 12 weeks 65 % of treated areas showed greater than 75 % clearance. Hyperpigmentation was seen in 35 % of treated areas and treatment was noted to be uncomfortable.

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