Light-based therapies have been a major component of dermatologic practice. Historically, these treatment modalities have been mainly tailored to the treatment of patients with light skin. Principles governing use of light therapies in skin of color are less defined. However, there is a tremendous need to understand the benefits and limitations of these therapeutic options for dark-skinned patients as well. Demographic data in the United States alone indicate that the population and recipients of health care are rapidly changing with regard to skin phototype. Physicians who are involved in the delivery of care for patients with cutaneous problems that can be addressed by light treatments need to be able to fully understand the mechanisms, applications, risks, efficacy, adverse events, and other pertinent issues in considering treatment options for their patients with pigmented skin.Table of contents Basic principles of optics and pigment.- UV therapies for skin of color: UVB, UVA (Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Mycosis fungoides).- Laser treatment of follicular disorders (Acne, Pseudofolliculitis barbae, Hypertrichosis/Unwanted hair growth).- Hyperpigmentation: treatment approaches (Topical/chemical therapies, Lasers and light: 532 ND:YAG, 595 PDL, Fraxel, PDT).- Role of current lasers in dark skin (PDL, Diode, ND:YAG, Fraxel).- Photoprotection for skin of color.
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Titolo: Light - Based Therapies for Skin of Color
Editore: Springer Verlag
Finitura: Copertina flessibile