Five parameters you must understand to master control of your laser/light-based devices

Jordan P. Farkas, John E. Hoopman, Jeffrey M. Kenkel

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In this article, the authors review basic fundamental principles of light characteristics and their interaction with the target tissue. It is imperative for the practitioner to understand these concepts to deliver appropriate, efficacious, and safe phototherapeutic treatment for their patients. Once a diagnosis is made and a laser is chosen as a treatment tool, a basic knowledge and understanding of the physics and properties of light/tissue interaction is essential to allow practitioners to provide their patients with optimal results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1059-1064
Number of pages6
JournalAesthetic surgery journal
Issue number7
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013



  • basics
  • laser
  • light
  • parameters
  • wavelengths

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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