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Analysis of nonablative skin resurfacing
Author(s): Thomas E. Milner; Bahman Anvari; Kurosh Keikhanzadeh; Digant P. Dave; J. Stuart Nelson; Dennis M. Goodman; David R. Hennings; John Baumgardner; Michael J. Berry
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Paper Abstract

Nonablative skin resurfacing is a dermatologic procedure utilizing pulsed laser irradiation and dynamic cooling to induce selectively a wound healing response in the papillary and upper reticular dermis. Using temperature measurements of human skin provided by pulsed photothermal radiometry immediately following laser irradiation (lambda equals 1.32 micrometer), spatial distribution of thermal damage is predicted in response to various potential therapeutic laser- cryogen doses. Results of our analysis suggest that appropriate application of pulsed laser irradiation and cryogen spray cooling may be used to protect the epidermis and selectively confine thermal injury to the papillary and upper reticular dermis. Development of nonablative skin resurfacing will require understanding the relationship between the degree of dermal photocoagulation and the cutaneous wound healing response following laser irradiation.

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: 10.1117/12.275067
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Thomas E. Milner, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Bahman Anvari, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic and Harvey Mudd College (United States)
Kurosh Keikhanzadeh, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Digant P. Dave, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
J. Stuart Nelson, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Dennis M. Goodman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
David R. Hennings, New Star Lasers, Inc. (United States)
John Baumgardner, New Star Lasers, Inc. (United States)
Michael J. Berry, New Star Lasers, Inc. (United States)


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

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