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University Press of Mississippi
Understanding Cosmetic Laser Surgery

Understanding Cosmetic Laser Surgery


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Lasers enable safe and predictable resurfacing to smooth facial wrinkles as well as surgery to remove aging tissue from eyelids while minimizing bruising. Lasers can also eliminate excess blood vessels and unwanted hair, and erase tattoos without scarring. Understanding Cosmetic Laser Surgery explains laser technology and its suitability for many cosmetic surgeries. Topics include physiology of the skin, basics of surgical procedure, preparation for surgery, possible risks, and postoperative recovery. This information is presented in clear, jargon-free language that explains how a laser procedure is accomplished without affecting the surrounding skin. A comprehensive overview that keeps the patient's perspective in mind, Understanding Cosmetic Laser Surgery is for the general reader and for those considering this elective surgical procedure. This useful, enlightening book written by a practicing professional answers questions patients ask and lets them know what to expect before, during, and after surgery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578065875
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 03/11/2004
Series: Understanding Health and Sickness Series
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Robert Langdon, M. D., a private-practice dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon in Guilford, Connecticut, is a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Table of Contents

1.What Are Lasers and How Do They Work?3
2.The Skin10
3.Facial Aging: More than Skin Deep25
4.Lasers Used to Improve the Skin's Appearance29
5.What Is It Like to Be Treated with a Nonsurgical Laser?43
6.What Is It Like to Be Treated with a Surgical Laser?52
7.Complementary Procedures to Cosmetic Laser Surgery70
8.Getting Good Results82

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