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Series: Current Problems in Dermatology
Volume: 56
Published: 05 July 2023
10.1159/000521483
EISBN: 978-3-318-07040-8
... Abstract The Q-switched neodymium-yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) laser remains the gold standard method for tattoo removal including cosmetic tattoos. Modern picosecond lasers are referenced to the Nd:YAG laser and essentially do the same job. Persons with cosmetic tattoos in the face...
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Series: Progress in Neurological Surgery
Volume: 32
Published: 23 July 2018
10.1159/000469676
EISBN: 978-3-318-06063-8
... Abstract Laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (LITT) is a modern minimally invasive treatment modality applied for management of a variety of diseases. Recent developments of techniques for precise targeting of the lesion, accurate delivery of the prescribed therapeutically effective...
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Series: Developments in Ophthalmology
Volume: 59
Published: 28 April 2017
10.1159/000458490
EISBN: 978-3-318-06040-9
... Abstract The use of lasers is slowly pervading all subspecialties of ophthalmology, especially glaucoma, and lasers are slowly replacing many glaucoma surgeries. Conventional trabeculectomy has so far remained the gold standard for glaucoma surgery and efforts are being made to develop a new...
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Series: Developments in Ophthalmology
Volume: 60
Published: 24 April 2017
10.1159/000459696
EISBN: 978-3-318-06042-3
... Abstract Laser treatment was used in the past to reduce the visual loss due to diabetic macular edema. The recent advent of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) has completely revolutionized the management of diabetic retinopathy, with a significant improvement in the overall...
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Series: Current Problems in Dermatology
Volume: 52
Published: 15 March 2017
10.1159/000450809
EISBN: 978-3-318-05978-6
... or have permanent problems with tattoos and therefore seek for tattoo removal. Tattoos consist of solid pigment particles in the skin. Thus, tattoo removal requires fragmentation of these permanently incorporated particles. The gold standard of tattoo removal is laser therapy. Short light pulses at high...
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Series: Current Problems in Dermatology
Volume: 52
Published: 15 March 2017
10.1159/000450813
EISBN: 978-3-318-05978-6
... Abstract Studies of satisfaction with tattoo removal outcomes by laser, rated by clients themselves, including qualitative aspects, are sparse. We studied long-term results and client satisfaction with tattoo removal by Q-switched YAG laser. Client satisfaction is influenced by numerous factors...
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Book: Glaucoma
Series: ESASO Course Series
Volume: 8
Published: 30 September 2016
10.1159/000446138
EISBN: 978-3-318-05891-8
... Abstract In glaucoma patients, lasers are used to increase aqueous humor outflow, treat internal block of aqueous flow, and reduce aqueous humor production. The indications, techniques, and efficacy of various traditional glaucoma laser procedures such as argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT...
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Book: Cornea
Series: ESASO Course Series
Volume: 6
Published: 11 August 2015
10.1159/000381491
EISBN: 978-3-318-05453-8
... or endothelial keratoplasty clearly gives advantages to patients in terms of safety and outcomes. However, the classical method of penetrating keratoplasty has also recently undergone evolution and refinements. The introduction of femtosecond laser technology to clinical practice, after its wide use...
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Series: Current Problems in Dermatology
Volume: 48
Published: 24 March 2015
10.1159/000369191
EISBN: 978-3-318-02777-8
... Abstract Laser tattoo removal uses the physical properties of photoselective thermolysis in order to remove tattoo pigment. The technique has gradually improved over the years with the development of Q-switched lasers, with overall good results and a relatively low degree of adverse effects...
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Series: Current Problems in Dermatology
Volume: 46
Published: 22 December 2014
10.1159/000367958
EISBN: 978-3-318-02763-1
... Abstract Treatment of widespread actinic keratoses (AKs) and extensive photodamage is a challenge. One of the treatment options is laser therapy, whereby physicians have the option of using ablative lasers (CO 2 and Erbium Yttrium Aluminium Garnet) or nonablative fractional laser systems...
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Series: Aesthetic Dermatology
Volume: 1
Published: 28 February 2014
10.1159/000355038
EISBN: 978-3-318-02313-8
... of light to treat a variety of skin disorders has continued throughout history. It was Albert Einstein who developed the concepts which ultimately laid the foundation for the development of the laser. Understanding fundamental atomic structure is essential in understanding how laser light is created...
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Series: Aesthetic Dermatology
Volume: 1
Published: 28 February 2014
10.1159/000355045
EISBN: 978-3-318-02313-8
... Abstract Since their invention, vascular lasers have helped millions of adults and children with vascular anomalies. The first indication for the medical use of lasers was to treat cutaneous vascular lesions. Today, research and developments in technology have placed lasers at the forefront...
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Series: Aesthetic Dermatology
Volume: 1
Published: 28 February 2014
10.1159/000355049
EISBN: 978-3-318-02313-8
... Abstract The potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser emits green light that is avidly absorbed by both melanin and oxyhemoglobin. Although the pulsed dye laser was the original laser utilizing selective photothermolysis to target vascular lesions in the skin, the KTP laser has itself proven...
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Series: Aesthetic Dermatology
Volume: 1
Published: 28 February 2014
10.1159/000355052
EISBN: 978-3-318-02313-8
... Abstract The Nd:YAG laser, with its 1,064-nm wavelength, is a mainstay for treatment of vascular lesions. What it may sacrifice in absorption by hemoglobin, it makes up for in depth of penetration. The long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser has been the ideal choice for lesions off the face and for thick...
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Series: Aesthetic Dermatology
Volume: 1
Published: 28 February 2014
10.1159/000355061
EISBN: 978-3-318-02313-8
... feared risks. In addition, vesiculation, purpura, and infection are also potential side effects, and if severe may increase the possibility of untoward permanent consequences. Ocular damage is a rare but devastating complication of laser use. In all areas, attention to detail and prevention are the best...
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Series: Aesthetic Dermatology
Volume: 1
Published: 28 February 2014
10.1159/isbn.978-3-318-02313-8
EISBN: 978-3-318-02313-8