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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
Unique properties of laser radiation including its monochromatic properties, polarization, high spectral intensity, coherence, narrow beam divergence, the possibility of controlling the pulse duration and radiation spectrum and, finally, the fact that extremely high power and energy create very favorable conditions for the extensive application of lasers to communi- cation systems, systems for the lidar sensing and ultra-high-precision ranging, navigation, remote monitoring of the environment, and many other systems operating in the atmosphere. The operative efficiency of the above systems depends significantly on the state of the atmosphere and the corresponding behavior of laser radia- tion propagating through it. This circumstance has stimulated the studies of the above regularities during the passt 10-15 years. For the investiga- tions to be carried out the scientists were forced to develop new theories and methods for studying the problem experimentally. Moreover, during such investigations some previously unknown phenomena were observed, among them the nonlinear effects accompanying high-power laser radiation propagating through the atmosphere are of paramount importance. Among the nonlinear effects caused by high-power laser radiation inter- action with the atmosphere, the effects accompanying the propagation of high-power radiation through the atmospheric aerosols are of particular interest. Aerosols always occur in the atmosphere. It should be noted that the microphysical and optical characteristics of atmospheric aerosols vary widely, this fact causes a great variety in the features of their inter- action with radiation.
Cognitive behavior therapy which has been adapted to treat so many problems, has also brought data-driven and data-yielding treatment to insomnia. Focusing on this evidence-based modality, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia is a much-needed treatment manual that provides clinicians with the why's and how's of this approach in concise and practical terms.
This book, which is written as a reader-friendly guide, is intended for clinical trainees, non-insomnia sleep specialists, and for expert CBT clinicians from outside the sleep medicine field who wish to begin the process of learning to provide empirically validated CBT-I.
The Book is organized into seven parts: definition of insomnia; review of the conceptual; framework for treatment; overview of the components of therapy; session-by-session guide; dialogues; assessment and eligibility for CBT-I; and sample documentation. The organizing principles for the guide can best be expressed as two seemingly simple questions:
"Who is appropriate for CBT-I?"
"What does one need to know to set up a Behavioral Sleep Medicine service?"
The guide provides all that one needs to confidently answer these questions.
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