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Critical analysis of skin resurfacing using the ultrapulse CO2 laser
Author(s): W. L. Mang; K. Sawatzki; K. Plinkert; D. Rieger
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Paper Abstract

In the past, treatment of facial wrinkles with the method of skin resurfacing, using the Ultra pulse CO2-laser, has gained in significance. However, the media, as well as fellow colleagues, often face the laser method too uncritically. To get good results, the applying surgeon not only has to dispose a well-founded physical basis-knowledge or dominate different methods, but primarily he has to give the indication correctly. Therefore - in our experience - in case of a wrinkle-depth more than one millimeter, the dermabrasion, the underpadding or the combination of underpadding and laser treatment are superior to the single laser dermabrasion. When the skin is flabby and hanging down, surgical procedures have to be applied. By the follow- up of 200 patients, the effectiveness and potential complications are shown. On one hand, histological investigations of human tissue, which was tread with the ultrapusle CO2-laser, should show which doses were necessary to generate a visible effect and on the other hand, should determine which doses cause damage in the tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4166, Laser Florence '99: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (28 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389475
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W. L. Mang, District Hospital Lindau (Germany)
K. Sawatzki, District Hospital Lindau (Germany)
K. Plinkert, ENT Clinic/Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
D. Rieger, ENT Clinic/Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4166:
Laser Florence '99: A Window on the Laser Medicine World
Leonardo Longo; Alfons G. Hofstetter; Mihail-Lucian Pascu; Wilhelm R.A. Waidelich, Editor(s)

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