Facial plast Surg 2016; 32(05): 578
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588013
Book Review
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Lasers and Light, Peels and Abrasions

Paul J. Carniol1
  • 1Department of Facial Plastic Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Summit, New Jersey
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Publication History

Publication Date:
28 September 2016 (online)

William H. Truswell IV, ed. Lasers and Light, Peels and Abrasions. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers; 2016 (288 pages; 419 illustrations). ISBN: 978–1-626230–01–9.

The use of lasers, light, and other new technology for facial plastic surgery is continually changing. Lasers and Light, Peels and Abrasions is an excellent, comprehensive, 35-chapter book dedicated to this complex subject.

This book comprehensively covers the multiple aspects of using lasers, peels, and abrasions. It also provides supplementary videos online.

The chapters are each written by physicians, from multiple specialties, who present their expertise related to each technique. They include fractional resurfacing, carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, erbium laser resurfacing, lasers for treatment of vascular lesions, tattoos, hair removal, different types of chemical peels, and abrasions.

Other important subjects covered include lasers for African skin, treatment of Latino skin, treatment of scars, potential laser complications, and potential peel complications. Furthermore, there are chapters dedicated to skin care products and cosmeceuticals, as well as possible future treatment for aging skin.

Lasers and Light, Peels and Abrasions will be a valued reference and guide for any physician performing these procedures in their practice. It is highly recommended for your reference library.