To my wife Gail, for her unwavering support over the years as I have built my career and channeled much of my energy into the evolving field of lasers and related technologies. Thank you for the encouragement to pursue my interests, which, at many times, was at the expense of our personal and family time.
To my sons Evan and Greg as well as their wonderful new brides Ashley and Katherine, for their significant interest in my clinical and academic life and providing me incredible joy and pride that I have witnessed in your personal and professional growth.
To my parents Terry and Al, and my sister Lynn, for making the sacrifices that were necessary for my education and for being my biggest fans for as long as I can remember.
To my co-authors Leon Bernstein, Lori Brightman, Liz Hale, Julie Karen, Elliot Weiss, and Rob Anolik, for their contribution not only to this book but also to making the Laser & Skin Surgery of New York a special place to work and advance the field in which we are immersed.
To Jeremy Brauer and Kavitha Reddy, fellows extraordinaire, for their tireless efforts in preparing many of the chapters and also for their major contributions to the field in such a short period of time.
To Joan Agnetti and Allison McDonough as well as the staff at the Laser & Skin Surgery of New York for helping me build a dynamic and exciting clinical and research practice that has allowed our physicians to provide state-of-the-art quality care to our patients.
To the 25 fellows who have shared my vision and enthusiasm for the extraordinary opportunities placed before us.