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Optodynamic monitoring of laser tattoo removal
Author(s): Matija Jezersek; Ladislav Grad; Tomaž Požar; Boris Cencic; Irena Bacak; Janez Mozina
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Paper Abstract

The goal of this research is to use the information contained in the mechanisms occurring during laser tattoo removal process. We employed a fast laser beam deflection probe (BDP) to measure the cracking sound that originates from the dye explosions in the process known as selective photothermolysis. The experiments were performed in vitro (skin phantoms), ex vivo (marking tattoos on pig skin) and in vivo (professional and amateur decorative tattoos on several patients). The signal includes the information about the energy released during the interaction, specific for different skin and tattoo conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8092, Medical Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions V, 809214 (2 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.889979
Show Author Affiliations
Matija Jezersek, Univ. of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Ladislav Grad, Fotona d.d. (Slovenia)
Tomaž Požar, Univ. of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Boris Cencic, Fotona d.d. (Slovenia)
Irena Bacak, Fotona d.d. (Slovenia)
Janez Mozina, Univ. of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8092:
Medical Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions V
Ronald Sroka; Lothar D. Lilge, Editor(s)

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