Laser Skin Resurfacing
Having received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, Thomas Allen Disselkamp has more than 30 years of electrical development and engineering experience. Currently serving as a product development specialist in the infection prevention division at 3M, Tom Disselkamp provides sustaining engineering for all laboratory electronic products. With continuing education studies in laser fundamentals, Thomas Disselkamp has knowledge in the medical application of laser technology.
Laser technology in the field of skin resurfacing is a procedure used to reduce skin irregularities and facial wrinkles such as acne scars and blemishes. Laser resurfacing directs short, highly concentrated pulsating streams of light directed at irregularities in the skin of the patient to precisely remove the abnormal dermal layer.
Also known as laser peel, lasabrasion, or laser vaporization, the technique is ideal for patients suffering from shallow acne scars, non-responsive post-facelift skin, or wrinkles and fine lines around the forehead, eyes, and mouth. While full recovery may take anywhere between one to two weeks, laser skin resurfacing is performed on an outpatient basis with the individual returning home the same day.
As a long-time employee of 3M, Thomas Disselkamp has used his leadership skills in a number of departments and capacities. Based in Minnesota, 3M is a conglomerate corporation that manufactures a variety of products including optical films, medical products, car-care products, adhesives, and electronic circuits. Essentially, it is a company based on science, innovation, and technology. Product Development Specialists like Tom Disselkamp constantly come up with new products and new technologies to make homes, businesses, and cities work better.
3M technologies are at the heart of recent innovations used to make urban areas run more efficiently. Creating “Smart Cities” is one idea that combats problems associated with rapid population growth and urbanization. Cities utilize these technologies and new products to upgrade their energy systems, implement traffic solutions, and address other needs. The Traffic Safety Systems Division, where Thomas Allen Disselkamp worked for many years, developed a number of projects designed to upgrade the way traffic lights work as well as other projects. Some cities are also using Smart Parking apps to ease congestion by allowing drivers to find available parking so they do not have to drive around haphazardly looking for a place to park, which adds to traffic problems and pollution.
Smart Cities programs go beyond just traffic. These cities are also integrating the city’s sanitation, water supply, solid waste management, and the electrical grid with new technology to keep these vital systems working efficiently. Incorporating this with green energy and green technologies brings the city online with forward-thinking, 21st-century urban planning. Smart Cities are poised to provide a streamlined, modern infrastructure for residents and be more cost-effective in the long run.