Title

Comparison of the Contact Neodymium:YAG and Carbon Dioxide Lasers for Skin Deepithelialization.

Publication/Presentation Date

5-1-1993

Abstract

The application of laserbrasion by the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser for skin deepithelialization previously has been proven efficacious in numerous clinical experiences. This study in adult Sprague-Dawley rats was designed to compare those known effects of the CO2 laser with the contact neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser for skin deepithelialization, since tactile feedback from the handpiece of the latter is a theoretical advantage. This proved that although the contact Nd:YAG laser does have the capability to achieve skin deepithelialization, when compared with more conventional methods, it is laboriously inefficient and therefore at present impractical.

Volume

91

Issue

6

First Page

1134

Last Page

1139

ISSN

0032-1052

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

8479980

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article