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Response Of Pigmented Human Cutaneous Lesions To Millisecond Argon Laser Irradiation
Author(s): S. v. Tang; B. A. Gilchrest; D. B.C. Bourgelais
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Paper Abstract

Melanin bearing cutaneous lesions have been successfully treated with a cw argon laser applied through a Dermascan* delivery system. This device permits effective laser exposure times of the melanin bearing cells of 1 millisecond, thus limiting thermal diffusion damage to adjacent tissues. Clearing of the lesions occurs in one to two weeks, resulting in normal skin color and texture.

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Date Published: 10 March 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0712, Lasers in Medicine, (10 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937344
Show Author Affiliations
S. v. Tang, Boston University (United States)
B. A. Gilchrest, Boston University (United States)
D. B.C. Bourgelais, Medical Laser Research and Development Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0712:
Lasers in Medicine
Stephen N. Joffe; John A. Parrish, Editor(s)

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