Use of the carbon dioxide laser in dermatologic surgery. A clinically relevant update for 1993.

@article{Olbricht1993UseOT,
  title={Use of the carbon dioxide laser in dermatologic surgery. A clinically relevant update for 1993.},
  author={Suzanne Marie Olbricht},
  journal={The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology},
  year={1993},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={364-9}
}
BACKGROUND The effective and safe use of the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser in the 1990s has been facilitated by technologic advances and widespread clinical use producing a better understanding of laser-tissue interactions, refinements in technique, and modifications of the list of indications. Safety guidelines have evolved from identification of complications. OBJECTIVE To discuss the basic principles and applications of CO2 laser surgery. METHODS Types of CO2 lasers and their applications… CONTINUE READING