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Spectrum-controlled IPL
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Paper Abstract

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) sources produce broad wavelength spectra and relatively long pulses. The spectral distribution and intensity profile of a pulse depend on, and thus can be controlled by, an electric current via a flash lamp. This adds new dimensions to IPL technology, providing considerable improvement in both safety and efficacy of IPL treatments by designing target-specific pulse shapes. Theoretical considerations and computer simulations have shown that the current-controlled pulses may be 20-30% more safe/effective than previously-used IPL pulses. Clinical results confirm the conclusions of these simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5686, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics, (25 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.590959
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Boris Vaynberg, Lumenis Ltd. (Israel)
Shimon Panfil, Lumenis Ltd. (Israel)
Vitaly Epshtein, Lumenis Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5686:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics
Brian Jet-Fei Wong M.D.; Eugene A. Trowers M.D.; Kenton W. Gregory M.D.; Abraham Katzir; Nikiforos Kollias; Reza S. Malek M.D.; Henry Hirschberg M.D.; Kenneth Eugene Bartels D.V.M.; Steen J. Madsen; Lloyd P. Tate V.D.M.; Lawrence S. Bass M.D.; Werner T. W. de Riese; Karen M. McNally-Heintzelman, Editor(s)

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