Ipl77

Treatment Approach 78

Postoperative Considerations 79

Complications 79

Pigmentary Changes 79

Hypopigmentation 79

Hyperpigmentation 79

Pain 80

Scarring and Textural Changes 80

Effects on Tattoos and Freckles 80

Infections 80

Plume 80

The Future 80

References 80

Chapter 5

Ablative and Nonablative

Facial Resurfacing 83

Suzanne L. Kilmer, Natalie SemchyshyN

History 83

Ablative Resurfacing 84

Currently Available Technology 84

Advantages 84

Disadvantages 85

Indications 85

Contraindications 85

Consent 85

Personal Laser Technique 88

Postoperative Care and Complications . . 89

Results 90

The Future 90

Nonablative Resurfacing 90

Currently Available Technology 90

Advantages 92

Disadvantages 93

Indications 93

Contraindications 93

Consent 93

Personal Laser Technique 93

Postoperative Care and Complications . . 95

Results 95

The Future 95

References 98

Chapter 6

Lasers, Photodynamic Therapy, and the Treatment of Medical Dermatologic

Conditions 99

Michael H.Gold

History of Photodynamic Therapy 99

Currently Available Technology 101

Photodynamic Therapy:

The Experience with Actinic Keratoses in the United States 101

Photodynamic Therapy:

New Indications for Photodynamic Photo-

rejuvenation in the United States 103

Photodynamic Therapy: The (Primarily) European Experience with Actinic

Keratoses and Skin Cancers 106

Photodynamic Therapy -

Other Indications 107

Advantages 112

Psoriasis and Disorders of Hypopigmentation 113

Disadvantages 118

Contraindications 118

Personal Laser Technique 119

ALA-PDT Technique 119

Postoperative Care 119

Postoperative Care Following ALA-PDT . . 119

Postoperative Care for Psoriasis and Disorders of Hypopigmentations ... 120

The Future 120

References 120

Subject Index 123

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