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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 39:108117 (2007) Laser Surgery of Port Wine Stains Using Local
 

Summary: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 39:108117 (2007)
Laser Surgery of Port Wine Stains Using Local
Vacuum Pressure: Changes in Skin Morphology and
Optical Properties (Part I)
Michael A. Childers, MS,1
Walfre Franco, PhD,1,2
J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD,2
and Guillermo Aguilar, PhD
1,2
*
1
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA
2
Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine, CA
Background and Objectives: In a recent case study, the
use of a suction device to aid in port wine stain (PWS) laser
treatments showed favorable results. It is our objective to
further understand the mechanisms of vacuum-assisted
laser therapy by analyzing the mechanical and optical
changes of the skin and musculoskeletal tissues during the

  

Source: Aguilar, Guillermo - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Riverside

 

Collections: Engineering