The word LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser is a device that transmits light of various frequencies, depending on the purpose, into a very precise, focused and non-divergent beam. This beam produces intense heat that has powerful and multiple varied applications in the fields of medicine and dentistry.
The unique properties of laser light are:
- Laser light travels in a single direction with very little divergence even over long distances.
- Laser light is monochromatic, consisting of one color or a narrow range of colors.
- Laser light is coherent, all light waves move in both time and space. When compared with incoherent light from a light bulb or flashlight, one can see that ordinary light is composed of a mixture of frequencies.
The effects of laser emission on biological structures depend on the wavelength, the power density, and the temperature characteristics of the beam energy.
When the laser beam strikes tissue, laser light is absorbed, transmitted, reflected, and scattered. The effect can be the result of a photochemical, photothermal or photomechanical interaction.
The efficiency of the laser is defined by the laser parameters, the target surface area and the speed at which the operator moves the beam across the tissue.
- Kinetic Patterns medical clinic is presently utilizing laser technology to treat these conditions:
- Skin rejuvenation
- Skin tags
- Nail fungus
- Athletes foot
- Spider vein
- Stretch marks
- Scar tissue
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