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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine


Editor's Choice

The Editor's Choice is an exclusive article published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, the official journal of the ASLMS.

December 2014

Raman Spectroscopy Differentiates Squamous Cell
Carcinoma (SCC) From Normal Skin Following
Treatment With a High-Powered CO2 Laser

Fox, S. A., Shanblatt, A. A., Beckman, H., Strasswimmer, J. and Terentis, A. C. (2014), Raman spectroscopy differentiates squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) from normal skin following treatment with a high-powered CO2 laser. Lasers Surg. Med.. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22288


November 2014

Lupus Miliaris Disseminatus Faciei Treated With 1,565nm
Nonablative Fractionated Laser Resurfacing: ACase Report

Beleznay, K., Friedmann, D. P., Liolios, A. M., Perry, A. and Goldman, M. P. (2014), Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei treated with 1,565 nm nonablative fractionated laser resurfacing: A case report. Lasers Surg. Med., 46: 663–665. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22295


October 2014

Vascular Patterns in Mature Hypertrophic Burn Scars
Treated with Fractional CO2 Laser

Connolly, K. L., Chaffins, M. and Ozog, D. (2014), Vascular patterns in mature hypertrophic burn scars treated with fractional CO2 laser. Lasers Surg. Med., 46: 597–600. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22271


September 2014

Functionalized Polymeric Nanoparticles Loaded with
Indocyanine Green as Theranostic Materials for Targeted
Molecular Near Infrared Fluorescence Imaging and
Photothermal Destruction of Ovarian Cancer Cells

Bahmani, B., Guerrero, Y., Bacon, D., Kundra, V., Vullev, V. I. and Anvari, B. (2014), Functionalized polymeric nanoparticles loaded with indocyanine green as theranostic materials for targeted molecular near infrared fluorescence imaging and photothermal destruction of ovarian cancer cells. Lasers Surg. Med., 46: 582–592. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22269


August 2014

Pretreatment With Ablative Fractional Laser Changes
Kinetics and Biodistribution of Topical 5-Aminolevulinic
Acid (ALA) and Methyl Aminolevulinate (MAL)

Haedersdal, M., Sakamoto, F. H., Farinelli, W. A., Doukas, A. G., Tam, J. and Anderson, R. R. (2014), Pretreatment with ablative fractional laser changes kinetics and biodistribution of topical 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and methyl aminolevulinate (MAL). Lasers Surg. Med., 46: 462–469. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22259


July 2014

Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of the 1,440-nm Laser in the Treatment of Photodamage in Asian Skin

Marmon, S., Shek, S. Y. N., Yeung, C.K., Chan, N. P.Y., Chan, J. C. and Chan, H. H.L. (2014), Evaluating the safety and efficacy of the 1,440-nm laser in the treatment of photodamage in Asian skin. Lasers Surg. Med., 46: 375–379. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22242


April 2014

Laser Assisted Drug Delivery: A Review of An
Evolving Technology

Sklar L.R., Burnett, C.T., Waibel, J.S., Moy, R.L., Ozog, D.M. (2014), Laser assisted drug delivery: a review of an evolving technology. Lasers Surg. Med., 46: 249-262. DOI: 10.1002/lsm.22227


March 2014

Combination ALA-PDT and Ablative Fractional Er:YAG
Laser (2,940 nm) on the Treatment of Severe Acne

Yin, R., Lin, L., Xiao, Y., Hao F., Hamblin, M.R. (2014), Combination ALA-PDT and ablative fractional Er:YAG laser (2,940 nm) on the treatment of severe acne. Lasers Surg. Med., 46: 165-172. DOI: 10.1002/lsm.22219


January 2014

Combined 585nm Pulsed-Dye and 1,064nm Nd:YAG Lasers for Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma

Jalian, R. H., Avram, M. M., Stankiewicz, K. J., Shofner, J. D., Tannous, Z. (2014), Combined 585nm pulsed-dye and 1,064nm Nd:YAG lasers for treatment of basal cell carcinoma. Lasers Surg. Med., 46: 1-7. DOI: 10.1002/lsm.22201


December 2013

A Continuously Variable Beam-Diameter, High-Fluence, Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser for Tattoo Removal: Comparison of the Maximum Beam Diameter to Standard 4-mm-Diameter Treatment Beam

Bernstein, E. F. and Civiok, J. M. (2013), A continuously variable beam-diameter, high-fluence, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser for tattoo removal: Comparison of the maximum beam diameter to a standard 4-mm-diameter treatment beam. Lasers Surg. Med., 45: 621–627. DOI: 10.1002/lsm.22203


November 2013

Targeted Topical and Combination Laser Surgery for the Treatment of Angiofibromas

Bae-Harboe, Y.-S. C. and Geronemus, R. G. (2013), Targeted topical and combination laser surgery for the treatment of angiofibromas. Lasers Surg. Med., 45: 555–557. DOI: 10.1002/lsm.22189


October 2013

The Growth of Human Scalpt Hair Mediated

by Visible Red Light Laser and LED Sources in Males

Lanzafame, R. J., Blanche, R. R., Bodian, A. B., Chiacchierini, R. P., Fernandez-Obregon, A. and Kazmirek, E. R. (2013), The growth of human scalp hair mediated by visible red light laser and LED sources in males. Lasers Surg. Med., 45: 487–495. DOI: 10.1002/lsm.22173


September 2013

Combined Treatment for Facial Rejuvenation Using an Optimized Pulsed Light Source Followed by a Fractional Non-Ablative Laser

Chan, C.S., Saedi, N., Mickle, C., Dover, J.S. (2013), Combined Treatment for Facial Rejuvenation Using an Optimized Pulsed Light Source Followed by Fractional Non-Ablative Laser. Lasers Surg. Med., 45: 405-409. DOI: 10.1002/lsm.22162


August 2013

Deep Subsurface Cavities in Skin Utilizing Mechanical Optical Clearing

and Femtosecond Laser Ablation

Qiu, J., Neev, J., Wang, T. and Milner, T. E. (2013), Deep Subsurface Cavities in Skin Utilizing Mechanical Optical Clearing and Femtosecond Laser Ablation. Lasers Surg. Med., 45: 1-8. DOI: 10.1002/lsm.22150

July 2013

Evaluation of a Hot-Wire Hair Removal Device Compared to Razor Shaving

Brian S. Biesman, M.D. (2013), Evaluation of a Hot-Wire Hair Removal Device Compared to Razor Shaving. Lasers Surg. Med., 45: 1-13. DOI 10.1002/lsm.22144

April 2013

Minimally Invasive Bipolar Fractional Radiofrequency Treatment Upregulates

Anti-Senescence Pathways

Rangarajan, S., Trivedi, A., Ubeid, A. A. and Hantash, B. M. (2013), Minimally Invasive Bipolar Fractional Radiofrequency Treatment Upregulates Anti-Senescence Pathways. Lasers Surg. Med., 45: 201–206. DOI: 10.1002/lsm.22135

March 2013

Treatment of Hypertrophic Scars using Laser and Laser Assisted

Corticosteroid Delivery

Waibel, J. S., Wulkan, A. J. and Shumaker, P. R. (2013), Treatment of hypertrophic scars using laser and laser assisted corticosteroid delivery. Lasers Surg. Med., 45: 135–140. DOI: 10.1002/lsm.22120


February 2013

Topical Perfluorodecalin Resolves Immediate Whitening Reactions and Allows Rapid Effective Multiple Pass Treatment of Tattoos

Reddy, K.K., Brauer, J.A., Anolik, R., Bernstein, L., Brightman, L., Hale, E., Karen, J., Weiss, E., Geronemus, R.G. (2013), Topical perfluorodecalin resolves immediate whitening reactions and allows rapid effective multiple pass treatment of tattoos. Lasers Surg. Med. DOI: 10.1002/lsm.22106



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