Light-Based Therapies for Skin of Color

  • Elma¬†Baron

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Marjorie F. Yang, Valery V. Tuchin, Anna N. Yaroslavsky
    Pages 1-44
  3. Mary F. Bennett, Kevin D. Cooper
    Pages 45-81
  4. Bernhard Ortel, Mark Racz, Deborah Lang, Pier G. Calzavara-Pinton
    Pages 83-109
  5. Diana Santo Domingo, Mary S. Matsui
    Pages 111-134
  6. Bassel H. Mahmoud, Iltefat H. Hamzavi
    Pages 135-169
  7. Camile L. Hexsel, Richard H. Huggins, Henry W. Lim
    Pages 171-187
  8. Malcolm S. Ke
    Pages 189-203
  9. Katalin Ferenczi, Elma D. Baron
    Pages 205-247
  10. Yuan-Hong Li, Yan Wu, Hong-Duo Chen
    Pages 263-276
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 277-284

About this book

Introduction

The science and practice of photodermatology has been largely based on knowledge derived from white skin. Therapeutic modalities based on lasers and light sources are often based on protocols that have been utilized in Caucasian populations. The biologic effects of light in pigmented skin are not as well understood. Consequently, the mechanisms are only now being discovered and elucidated in darker skin types and therefore treatment strategies are now being developed that are more specifically tailored to these patients.

Light Therapies for Skin of Color has been written to address the fact that there is little information in the literature providing suitable recommendations for treating pigmented skin with lasers and light sources. The information presented here represents current knowledge and the future directions. Included within are the basic foundations in photobiology, such as principles of optics, biology of photodamage and photoaging, protection afforded by endogenous pigmentation, and the issues surrounding the use of photoprotective agents in non-white skin. Practical information on the use of specific treatment modalities and the approach to specific dermatologic conditions in dark-skinned patients, such as vitiligo, follicular disorders, pigmentation, among others, are also included, making this book enormously useful to all dermatologists and other health care providers who manage patients with pigmented skin.

Keywords

Laser laser treatment psoriasis skin therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Elma¬†Baron
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyCase Western Reserve UniversityCleavelandU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-328-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-327-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-328-0
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