Skin Resurfacing with the Erbium: YAG Laser

@article{Teikemeier1997SkinRW,
  title={Skin Resurfacing with the Erbium: YAG Laser},
  author={G Teikemeier and David J. Goldberg},
  journal={Dermatologic Surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={23},
  pages={685–687}
}
background Recent studies have shown that pulsed char‐free carbon dioxide lasers are effective in the treatment of rhytids. However, these lasers produce thermal damage with the potential for prolonged wound healing. objective In this study, we evaluated the role of the erbium (Er): YAG laser in the treatment of rhytids. This laser, with a wavelength of 2940 nm, produces little thermal damage. methods Twenty patients were treated with the Er: YAG laser. Perioral, periorbital, and forehead… Expand

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