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Book and Software Review
November 2000

Manual of Cutaneous Laser Techniques, 2nd ed

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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(11):1595. doi:

Manual of Cutaneous Laser Techniques is the second edition of the book written by Dr Alster, a cosmetic dermatologist whose work I have read previously and whose name I know from her frequent articles in Cosmetic Surgery Times. The book is, of course, written from a dermatologist's perspective. As a person with an ophthalmology background, I find it interesting and enlightening to see things from the perspective of another specialty. The manual begins in a unique and refreshing way, with a chapter that covers many of the topics that one should consider prior to treating one's first patient with a laser. After reading this chapter, potential laser surgeons will know what they are getting into and how to go about getting started (if they still wish to).