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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 36:124129 (2005) Effects of Hypobaric Pressure on Human Skin
 

Summary: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 36:124­129 (2005)
Effects of Hypobaric Pressure on Human Skin:
Feasibility Study for Port Wine Stain Laser Therapy (Part I)
Guillermo Aguilar, PhD,1,2
* Lars O. Svaasand, PhD,3
and J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD
2
1
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, California 92521
2
Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine, California 92612
3
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491, Trondheim, Norway
Background and Objectives: Since the development of
laser-induced photothermolysis for the therapy of port wine
stain (PWS) birthmarks, clinical results have shown that
dark purple lesions usually respond well to the first three to
five treatments. However, for most PWS, complete blanch-
ing is never achieved, and the lesion stabilizes at a red­
pink color. The aim of this feasibility study is to demon-

  

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

 

Collections: Engineering