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Thermal Modeling and Experimental Validation of Human Hair and Skin Heated by Broadband Light
 

Summary: Thermal Modeling and Experimental Validation of Human
Hair and Skin Heated by Broadband Light
Feng Sun, PhD,1
Alex Chaney,1
Robert Anderson, PhD,2
and Guillermo Aguilar, PhD
1
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1
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, California 92521
2
Aesthera Corp., Pleasanton, California 94588
Background and Objective: In recent years, selective
photothermolysis(PT) basedonbroadbandlightandassisted
by skin vacuum (Photopneumatic Technology or PPx, by
Aesthera) was introduced into the aesthetic market
for epilation (hair removal) procedures. The present study
aimsto:(a)determinetheoveralleffectofPPxonskinhumidi-
tyandassociatedskinopticalproperties,and;(b)developaPT
numerical model to study the spatial and temporal hair and

  

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

 

Collections: Engineering