The use of laser light to treat dermatological conditions is becoming increasingly common as laser technology has become more effective in its ability to target specific dermatological areas. This book is a practical guide to the use of laser light to treat skin disorders. Beginning with an overview of the fundamentals of lasers, the following sections examine different procedures including laser hair removal, tattoo removal, acne scars, vascular lesions, non-invasive fat removal and tissue tightening. Each chapter provides an introduction to the topic, discussion on new techniques and clinical pearls. Written by an extensive author and editor team from throughout the USA, this book is highly useful for both trainees and practising dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons. Key points * Practical guide to use of laser light to treat skin conditions * Covers medical and cosmetic procedures * Extensive author and editor team from USA * Includes more than 125 clinical images, illustrations and tables
Dermatologists commonly treat acne, which affects 40 to 50 million Americans each year and about 85 percent of all patients at some point in their lives. Dermatologists, primary care doctors, and pediatricians see these patients every day in practice. It is important to treat the skin effectively not only to reduce the risk of physical scarring, but also to address the negative psychosocial impact this disease carries. Improving the skin can improve self-confidence, interpersonal relationships, and performance in school or at work. Acneiform Eruptions in Dermatology is a practical, full-color guide to the differential diagnosis of acne vulgaris and the treatment of acne-like conditions. It is organized into sections by subtype of condition (e.g., infections, genetic syndromes, medication-caused) and includes a section of variants of acne that may be misdiagnosed. Within the sections, individual chapters discuss each variant of the condition and begin with a helpful bulleted summary of its defining clinical features. Extensive color clinical images appear throughout the book.
Starting Treatment With Children and Adolescents provides therapists with a time-tested framework for treatment and a moment-by-moment guide to the first few sessions with a new patient. In twelve remarkable case studies, verbatim transcripts of individual play-therapy sessions are brought to life through running commentary on techniques and theory and a fine-grained analysis of what worked, what didn't, and what else the clinician could have done to make the session as productive as possible.
Clinicians will come away from the book with a unique window into how other therapists actually work as well as new tools for engaging children and adolescents in process-oriented treatment. They'll also be guided through an exploration of common questions such as how else could I have handled that situation? What other paths could I have tried? Where might those other paths have led? What treatment strategies are most advantageous to my patients' growth - and to my own?
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