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
Random lasers are the simplest sources of stimulated emission without cavity, with the feedback provided by scattering in a gain medium. First proposed in the late 1960s, random lasers have grown to a large research field. This book reviews the history and the state of the art of random lasers, provides an outline of the basic models describing their behavior, and describes the recent advances in the field. The major focus of the book is on solid-state random lasers. However, it also briefly describes random lasers based on liquid dyes with scatterers. The chapters of the book are almost independent of each other. So, the scientists or engineers interested in any particular aspect of random lasers can read directly the relevant section. Researchers entering the field of random lasers will find in the book an overview of the field of study. Scientists working in the field can use the book as a reference source.
Phobias A Handbook of Theory, Research and Treatment Edited by Graham C. L. Davey University of Sussex, UK<br> * A complete summary of current knowledge about phobias, for the academic and clinician<br> * First comprehensive handbook on the topic for 10 years<br> * The latest research and findings presented in a single source<br> * Contributions from eminent international clinicians and researchers<br> Psychological treatments available for specific phobias have been refined considerably in recent years. This extensive handbook acknowledges these treatments and includes the description and nature of prevalent phobias, details of symptoms, prevalence rates, individual case histories, and a brief review of our knowledge of the aetiology of phobias. Key knowledge about phobias is brought together in this one critical and accessible handbook, which saves the busy clinician time and provides an authoritative guide to the literature. It is systematically compiled to act as a working tool providing an integrated, contemporary account of prevalent specific phobias, their treatment and theoretical issues concerning aetiology. The Handbook also reflects the important role of cognitive factors in psychopathology which generate and maintain phobic disorders, a process that is now recognized as important in their understanding and treatment. "The joy of Davey's book is that it skillfully blends the historical conditioning theory perspective with current cognitive-behaviour theories . the result is a complete summary of current knowledge about phobias, for clinicians and researchers . an invaluable handbook and an essential summary of the status of theory, research and treatment in phobias. It is highly recommended to researchers and to both novice and experienced clinicians." Roz Shafran, Behaviour Research and Therapy
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