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Laser facial skin resurfacing: discussion on erbium:YAG and CO2 lasers.

The Journal of otolaryngology (2000-05-20)
G N Marcells, D A Ellis
ABSTRACT

There are two lasers for resurfacing. The erbium:YAG laser and the CO2 laser both have different physical and physiologic differences when striking the skin. Therefore, each laser gives a different result. This article reviews the use of the Sharplan Silktouch CO2 laser for 4 years and the erbium:YAG laser for 1 year. In the last year, we have performed 40 laser procedures with the erbium:YAG laser. Discussion ensues regarding the differences and similarities of the two lasers as well as the difficulties and complications.

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