dye laser

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dye laser

A laser with wavelengths of 510 nm for green and 577 nm–600 nm for yellow, whose energy reacts with various dyes and, modified by a tunable crystal, is applied in pulses, used primarily to manage skin lesions.

Patient care

Care involves giving general emotional support, explanations, and answering questions regarding the procedure. The equipment is checked, and all rules are observed. The needs of the surgeon are anticipated, and the procedure is recorded in the laser log.

See also: laser
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Raja, "Solid-state polymeric dye lasers," Journal of Luminescence, vol.
Unlike a dye laser, a living laser could heal itself over time by replacing photobleached molecules.
Pulsed dye lasers could be used to treat anal warts in men and vulval warts in women.
Microvasculature can be selectively damaged using dye lasers: A basic theory and experimental evidence in human skin.
According to Spectra Physics, "many ultrafast spectroscopy projects still rely on synchronously pumped dye lasers to provide tunable ultrafast laser pulses at visible wavelengths that are not easily available from mode-locked Ti:sapphire lasers.
The Vbeam pulsed dye laser system provides treatment for a variety of leg lesions without the side effects of purpura commonly seen with earlier versions of pulsed dye lasers.
The Vbeam pulsed dye laser system provides treatment for leg lesions without the side effects of purpura often seen with earlier pulsed dye lasers.
However, for eye bags that are caused by damaged surface blood vessels that make a reddish or purple tinged circle, then one of the modern dye lasers would be more effective.
* Dye: Dye lasers use a liquid that lases when optically pumped via flashlamps.
Different types of surgical lasers such as argon laser, CO2 lasers, diode laser, ND: Yag laser, erbium laser and other laser (fiber lasers, dye lasers and excimer lasers) are widely used in market.
Several treatments have been described with poor long-term success; they consist of calcipotriene ointment, topical tretinoin, oral isotretinoin (7), glycolic or salicylic acid, topical tazarotene (2), intralesional and topical corticosteroids (8), curettage (1), cryotherapy (9), narrow band ultraviolet B radiation, Er:YAG, CO2, and dye lasers (10-12).
Metz has no financial associations with the companies that make pulsed dye lasers.