1. Assessing the Outcomes of Focused Heating of the Skin by a Long-Pulsed 1064 nm Laser with an Integrated Scanner, Infrared Thermal Guidance, and Optical Coherence Tomography

    Assessing the Outcomes of Focused Heating of the Skin by a Long-Pulsed 1064 nm Laser with an Integrated Scanner, Infrared Thermal Guidance, and Optical Coherence Tomography

    Background and Objective Long‐term benefits can be predicted by the incorporation of more intelligent systems in lasers and other devices. Such systems can produce more reliable zones of thermal injury when used in association with non‐invasive monitoring and precise laser energy delivery. The more classical endpoint of tumor destruction with radiofrequency or long‐pulsed (LP) 1064 nm laser is the non‐specific appearance of tissue graying and tissue contraction. Herein we discuss combining non‐invasive LP 1064 nm Nd:YAG treatment with the assistance of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and the forward‐looking infrared (FLIR) thermal camera while ...

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