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Importance of pulse duration in laser-tissue interactions: a histological study
Author(s): Amal K. Kurban M.D.; Paul R. Morrison; Shawn W. Trainor; Wai-Fung Cheong; Yukio Yasuda M.D.; Oon Tian Tan M.D.
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Paper Abstract

While both wavelength and pulse duration are of equal importance in ensuring selective and specific localization of injury to vascular tissues, it is increasingly apparent that pulse duration is the more dominant factor in determining clearance of hyperpigmented skin. This paper examines how different pulse durations stimulated different injury mechanisms; and consequently explains how effective elimination of vascular and pigmentary abnormalities involve vastly varying physical processes that are pulse duration dependent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1422, Lasers in Dermatology and Tissue Welding, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43939
Show Author Affiliations
Amal K. Kurban M.D., Boston Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Paul R. Morrison, Harvard Medical School (United States)
Shawn W. Trainor, Boston Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Wai-Fung Cheong, Boston Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Yukio Yasuda M.D., Kanazawa Medical Univ. (Japan)
Oon Tian Tan M.D., Boston City Hospital (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1422:
Lasers in Dermatology and Tissue Welding
Oon Tian Tan M.D.; Rodney A. White M.D.; John V. White M.D., Editor(s)

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