Laser Technology Used in Skin Resurfacing

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Laser Skin Resurfacing
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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.

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