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Consideration of the UltraPulse carbon dioxide laser as a tool for skin deepithelialization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10382795     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laserbrasion is essentially skin deepithelialization. The continuous-wave carbon dioxide (CO2) laser has a long history during which this capability to ablate the epidermis has been used in multiple clinical applications. The "improved" UltraPulse CO2 laser has been advocated as a safer method, primarily for skin resurfacing. The authors show in Sprague-Dawley rats by gross and histological examination that the UltraPulse CO2 laser can also be used effectively to achieve skin deepithelialization, with efficacy in clinical simulations without untoward effects on wound healing. The advantage of the UltraPulse CO2 laser appears to be less destruction to surrounding tissues.
G G Hallock; D C Rice
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0148-7043     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-09     Completed Date:  1999-09-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  608-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Plastic Surgery, The Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carbon Dioxide
Dermabrasion / methods*
Epidermis / surgery
Laser Therapy*
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Skin / surgery
Surgical Flaps
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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