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Infrared imaging of CO2 laser resurfacing
Author(s): Ashley J. Welch; Eric K. Chan; Jennifer Kehlet Barton; Bernard Choi; Sharon L. Thomsen
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Paper Abstract

The application of pulsed carbon-dioxide lasers for skin resurfacing has been described by several authors. The procedure uses 30 microseconds to 1 ms laser pulses with pulse energies from 100 - 600 mJ to ablate skin for the purpose of smoothing skin irregularities: that is, wrinkle removal. The carbon-dioxide laser has been selected because it ablates a limited layer of tissue (approximately 10 micrometer at a radiant exposure of 5 J/cm2)4 and produce minimal thermal damage. The purpose of this study is to measure the surface temperature created during a resurfacing procedure and discuss the thermal implications of the measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2970, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VII, (22 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275061
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Ashley J. Welch, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Eric K. Chan, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Jennifer Kehlet Barton, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Bernard Choi, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Sharon L. Thomsen, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2970:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VII
R. Rox Anderson; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lawrence S. Bass; Kenton W. Gregory; David M. Harris; Harvey Lui; Reza S. Malek; Gerhard J. Mueller; Michail M. Pankratov; Aaron P. Perlmutter; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Lloyd P. Tate; Graham M. Watson; Harvey Lui; Lawrence S. Bass; R. Rox Anderson; David M. Harris; Michail M. Pankratov; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lloyd P. Tate; Gerhard J. Mueller; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Graham M. Watson; Reza S. Malek; Aaron P. Perlmutter, Editor(s)

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