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Infrared imaging of CO2 laser resurfacing
Author(s): Ashley J. Welch; Eric K. Chan; Jennifer Kehlet Barton; Bernard Choi; Sharon L. Thomsen M.D.
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Paper Abstract

The application of pulsed carbon-dioxide lasers for skin resurfacing has been described by several authors. The procedure uses 30 microseconds to 1 ms laser pulses with pulse energies from 100 - 600 mJ to ablate skin for the purpose of smoothing skin irregularities: that is, wrinkle removal. The carbon-dioxide laser has been selected because it ablates a limited layer of tissue (approximately 10 micrometer at a radiant exposure of 5 J/cm2)4 and produce minimal thermal damage. The purpose of this study is to measure the surface temperature created during a resurfacing procedure and discuss the thermal implications of the measurements.

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Date Published: 22 May 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2970, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VII, (22 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275061
Show Author Affiliations
Ashley J. Welch, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Eric K. Chan, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Jennifer Kehlet Barton, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Bernard Choi, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Sharon L. Thomsen M.D., Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2970:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VII
R. Rox Anderson M.D.; Harvey Lui M.D.; Michail M. Pankratov; Kenneth Eugene Bartels D.V.M.; Gerhard J. Mueller; Graham M. Watson M.D.; Reza S. Malek M.D.; Lawrence S. Bass M.D.; Lloyd P. Tate V.D.M.; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Kenneth Eugene Bartels D.V.M.; R. Rox Anderson M.D.; Lawrence S. Bass M.D.; Aaron P. Perlmutter M.D.; Kenton W. Gregory M.D.; David M. Harris; David M. Harris; Harvey Lui M.D.; Reza S. Malek M.D.; Gerhard J. Mueller; Michail M. Pankratov; Aaron P. Perlmutter M.D.; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Lloyd P. Tate V.D.M.; Graham M. Watson M.D., Editor(s)

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