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Comparison of the treatment of epidermal pigmented lesions with the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm and 532 nm) and the Q-switched ruby laser (694 nm)
Author(s): Suzanne Linsmeier Kilmer; R. Rox Anderson
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Paper Abstract

The ability of the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (532 nm and 1064 nm, 10 - 20 ns, 10 Hz) and the Q-switched Ruby laser (694 nm, 40 ns) to remove pigmented epidermal lesions was assessed in 15 patients. Several lesions in the same general area were irradiated with varying fluences and wavelengths and the results of a single treatment session were compared. For the treatment of solar lentigenes, response was related to wavelength with greatest improvement (> 95% pigment removal) noted with the frequency-doubled QS Nd:YAG laser (532 nm) at 4 or 5 J/cm2. Mild, transient erythema, hypopigmentation, and less commonly, hyperpigmentation were noted with the QS Nd:YAG at 532 nm and the QSRL. No other side effects including leukotrichia, textural changes or scarring were noted.

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Date Published: 1 July 1993
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 1876, Lasers in Otolaryngology, Dermatology, and Tissue Welding, (1 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147015
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Suzanne Linsmeier Kilmer, Wellman Labs. of Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Harvard Medical School (United States)
R. Rox Anderson, Wellman Labs. of Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Harvard Medical School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1876:
Lasers in Otolaryngology, Dermatology, and Tissue Welding
R. Rox Anderson; Lawrence S. Bass; Stanley M. Shapshay; John V. White; Rodney A. White, Editor(s)

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