Now, a better, safer birthmark removal laser technique
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A team of scientists has come up with a new technique that could revolutionise the laser-based dermatological procedures.

The first laser treatments used to treat skin conditions such as benign vascular birthmarks and port-wine stains were developed more than 40 years ago. Since then, clinicians and dermatologists have seen a rise in demand for minimally invasive laser-based treatments, including tattoo removal. However, it is difficult for the laser light, which is held at a distance from the skin, to be perfectly and selectively absorbed by only the targeted birthmark or tattoo.

Now, researchers from the University of Missouri developed instruments that transmit laser light into the tissue through direct contact. The techniques developed by the interdisciplinary team can be used by dermatologists and will reduce safety concerns in laser dermatology by improving laser transmission through surface layers of the skin.....

http://www.dnaindia.com/health/report-now-a-better-safer-birthmark-removal-laser-technique-2396114
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