Lasers in medicine are used for various skin treatments. Laser assisted surgical techniques (Percutaneous Laser Ablation - PLA) have proved remarkable advantages compared to other methods used for minimally invasive treatments with relatively low energy power consumption. The experience acquired in various ablative interventions has motivated the decision to use a shielding agent aimed at solving marginal side effects. Among the biomaterials put on the market, the choice has fallen upon a hydrogelbandage, transparent andthinenough tobeirradiated onthe skin surface. In this protocol itisassumedthat the thicknessofjust3mmofthe selected hydrogel could already be good enough to counteract the overheating of the skin surface, since the volume of water contained in the hydrogel has been considered sufficient to absorb the excessive heat produced, in this way reducing the “ thermal shock ” . The hydrogel has also reduced the bad emission of malodorous vapors, giving on the contrary a feeling of freshness, thus improving overall patient comfort and his willingness to cooperate. Upon completion of the ablative inter- vention it can certainly be said that this hydrogel, applied to the affected area has carried out a series of entirely positive effects.

LASER PLA TREATMENT USING HYDROGEL BANDAGE

CONTINENZA, Maria Adelaide;VEGLIO', FRANCESCO;PAJEWSKI, Leonardo
2013

Abstract

Lasers in medicine are used for various skin treatments. Laser assisted surgical techniques (Percutaneous Laser Ablation - PLA) have proved remarkable advantages compared to other methods used for minimally invasive treatments with relatively low energy power consumption. The experience acquired in various ablative interventions has motivated the decision to use a shielding agent aimed at solving marginal side effects. Among the biomaterials put on the market, the choice has fallen upon a hydrogelbandage, transparent andthinenough tobeirradiated onthe skin surface. In this protocol itisassumedthat the thicknessofjust3mmofthe selected hydrogel could already be good enough to counteract the overheating of the skin surface, since the volume of water contained in the hydrogel has been considered sufficient to absorb the excessive heat produced, in this way reducing the “ thermal shock ” . The hydrogel has also reduced the bad emission of malodorous vapors, giving on the contrary a feeling of freshness, thus improving overall patient comfort and his willingness to cooperate. Upon completion of the ablative inter- vention it can certainly be said that this hydrogel, applied to the affected area has carried out a series of entirely positive effects.
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