Selective Photothermolysis – an in-depth explanation

Back in 2016 (I think) I gave a talk to the American Society of Lasers Surgery and Medicine about the theory of Selective Photothermolysis. This is the theory which underpins all of today’s photothermal laser/IPL treatments.

In this talk I discuss the idea behind thermal relaxation time and how it ‘fits’ with treatments. In fact, I talk about how this idea is not correct…

This is quite a scientific discussion, so it does get a wee bit technical. But you might find it useful if you want to have a deeper understanding go this theory.

I am still working on all this stuff to try to get to the bottom of it. In particular, I am trying to figure out the ‘best’ set of parameters which should be applied to hair follicles, blood vessels etc.

Hope this helps,


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