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Eugenia Mayo Pampín
The term laser is an acronym for light amplification by the stimulated
emission of radiation. The origins of this technique are in the postulates of Einstein in
1917. In the 80´s the theory of selective thermolysis showed that specific destruction of
a target in the skin could be achieved with minimal unwanted thermal injury. The
number of indications has increased continuosly, with the improvement in the
knowledge of the interaction between light and skin. Vascular and pigmented lesions,
tattoos, unwanted hair to be removed, cutaneous aging etc are only examples of the
wide spectrum of conditions that can be boarded through LASERs.
Lasers, laser therapy, lasers, dye, lasers, excimer, analytical,
diagnostic and therapeutical techniques and equipment category, optical devices,
radiation equipment and supplies, skin and connective tissue diseases, skin
diseases, skin, dermis, epidermis.
Dermatology Department, Hospital do Salnés, Vilagarcía, Spain