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Application of 2-um wavelength holmium lasers for treatment of skin diseases
Author(s): Ivan Alexandrov Shcherbakov; Igor V. Klimov; Vladimir B. Tsvetkov; Alexander I. Nerobeev; Lija B. Sadovnikova; Vladimir I. Eliseenko
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Paper Abstract

Theoretical and experimental analysis of the efficiency of application of 2 micrometers pulsed holmium laser for cosmetic and plastic surgery and dermatology is carried out. Preliminary experiments were carried out on rats. Solid state 2 micrometers pulsed laser was allowed to operate in free running mode with pulse energy up to 1.5 J and pulse repetition rate up to 5 Hz. To deliver emission to the object a flexible quartz fiber without further focusing of 2.5 m in length and 400 micrometers of the core diameter was used. The effect of the different power density emission on the skin was studied. The second stage was the study of the influence of 2 micrometers emission on human skin. The results of the removal of hemangioma, papilloma, telangiectasia, nevus, nevus acantholytic, xanthelasma palpebral, verruca, chloasma, pigmental spots, tattoos, etc. are presented. Precision, simplicity, efficiency, and the high cosmetic effect of these operations is noted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2128, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184905
Show Author Affiliations
Ivan Alexandrov Shcherbakov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Igor V. Klimov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Vladimir B. Tsvetkov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander I. Nerobeev, Central Scientific Research Institute of Stomatology (Russia)
Lija B. Sadovnikova, Central Scientific Research Institute of Stomatology (Russia)
Vladimir I. Eliseenko, I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2128:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV
R. Rox Anderson M.D.; R. Rox Anderson M.D., Editor(s)

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