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Overview of lasers in dermatology
Author(s): K. M. Kelly; J. Stuart Nelson

Paper Abstract

Research over the last 40 years has provided information on laser-tissue interactions and led to the development of many lasers used for a variety of dermatologic procedures. In this review, we discuss the current state of laser use in dermatology including the treatment of vascular lesions, tattoo removal, treatment of pigmented lesions, hair removal and laser skin resurfacing. In addition, we note several issues which need to be addressed in order to achieve an improved therapeutic outcome without adverse effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2000
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 10297, Matching the Energy Source to the Clinical Need: A Critical Review, 1029702 (24 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375211
Show Author Affiliations
K. M. Kelly, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
J. Stuart Nelson, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10297:
Matching the Energy Source to the Clinical Need: A Critical Review
Thomas P. Ryan, Editor(s)

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