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Book and New Media Reviews
June 2001

Cosmetic Laser Surgery

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(6):832-833. doi:

Cosmetic Laser Surgery is a multiauthored text that benefits from the expertise of the many distinguishedlaser experts who have contributed chapters. Drs Fitzpatrick and Goldman, authors of the more comprehensive Cutaneous Laser Surgery: The Art and Science of Selective Photothermolysis, and, themselves, well known in laser surgery, have pooled their experience to produce a useful, up-to-date volume.

The introductory chapter on laser-tissue interactions, coauthored by the visionary Rox Anderson, is a succinct explanation of laser physics; and the chapter on wound healing is a necessary foundation for the procedure-specific sections that follow. Apart from resurfacing, the book examines laser-assisted scar revision, blepharoplasty, hair removal, hair transplants, and treatment of leg veins. An appropriately brief section introduces the promise of nonablative resurfacing, alternatively known as subsurface resurfacing or photorejuvenation.