Lasers and Lights - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780323480062, 9780323523820

Lasers and Lights

4th Edition

Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series

Series Editors: Jeffrey Dover Murad Alam
Editors: George Hruza Elizabeth Tanzi
eBook ISBN: 9780323523820
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323480062
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 6th February 2017
Page Count: 188

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Table of Contents

1 Understanding Lasers, Light Sources, Other Energy-Based Technology
2 Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions
3 Laser Treatment of Pigmented Lesions and Tattoos
4 Laser Hair Removal
5 Nonablative Laser and Light Skin Rejuvenation
6 Nonablative Fractional Laser Rejuvenation
7 Laser Resurfacing
8 Nonsurgical Body Contouring
9 Nonsurgical Skin Tightening
10 Laser Treatment of Ethnic Skin
11 Complications and Legal Considerations of Laser and Light Treatments


Part of the practical and dynamic Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series, Lasers and Lights, 4th Edition, brings you up to speed with today’s best methods for using laser light to treat skin disorders. This well-organized text by Drs. George J. Hruza and Elizabeth L. Tanzi provides current, authoritative guidance on popular procedures including laser hair removal, tattoo removal, acne scars, vascular lesions, non-ablative fractional laser rejuvenation, ablative laser resurfacing, and tissue tightening. Drs. George Hruza and Elizabeth Tanzi offer evidence-based, procedural how-to's and step-by-step advice on proper techniques, pitfalls, and tricks of the trade, so you can successfully incorporate the latest procedures into your practice.

Key Features

  • Features a well-organized format with key points lists, pearls, and case studies as they appear in practice.
  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices.


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About the Series Editors

Jeffrey Dover

Dr. Jeffrey S. Dover is the co-director of SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill, a comprehensive facility specializing in dermatology, laser and cosmetic surgery, and he is Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Brown Medical School. Dr. Dover’s research interests are Photomedicine, lasers in medicine, cosmetic laser surgery, and medical education. He is the author of over 400 scientific publications. He has co-authored and edited over 45 textbooks, many of which have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Chinese and are sold to physicians all over the world. Dr. Dover is the founding editor of Journal Watch for Dermatology, produced by the publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine. He is also a Past President of both the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, SkinCare Physicians, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Brown Medical School

Murad Alam

Dr. Murad Alam is an author of over 250 scientific publications and is the Editor of Archives of Dermatological Research. He is the Associate Editor of JAAD; Lasers in Medical Science; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology; the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, and he is the Assistant Editor of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Alam is series co-editor of the Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology books and has overall edited 20 books. Dr. Alam is current President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and an incoming member of the Board of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is also the vice-president of the Blade and Light Society, an organization of volunteer dermatologic surgeons who perform charitable mission work to treat skin cancers and train surgical dermatologists in underserved countries. Dr. Alam’s clinical practice includes the treatment of skin cancer, as well as cosmetic dermatology, and laser surgery.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology; Chief of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery in the Department of Dermatology; Professor of Dermatology (Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery), Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

About the Editors

George Hruza

Affiliations and Expertise

Private Practice, Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center Inc, Chesterfield MO USA Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology and Otolaryngology and Director of Laser and Dermatologic Surgery Center, St Louis University, St Louis MO, USA

Elizabeth Tanzi

Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi is a board-certified dermatologist and director of Capital Laser Skin Care in Washington D.C. Dr Tanzi is also a Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology; George Washington University Medical Center.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, George Washington University; Medical Center Director, Capital Laser and Skin Care, Chevy Chase, MD, USA