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Quantifying the influence of the epidermal optical properties on laser treatment parameters
Author(s): A. E. Karsten; A. Singh
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Paper Abstract

Both the thickness and absorption coefficient of the epidermis influence the light transmission through skin. Different skin phototypes were modeled and show a more than 50% reduction in fluence rate for the darker skin phototypes at a depth of 200 μm into the skin.

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Date Published: 24 June 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8803, Medical Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions VI, 88030J (24 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2032511
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A. E. Karsten, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa)
A. Singh, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8803:
Medical Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions VI
Lothar D. Lilge; Ronald Sroka, Editor(s)

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