Near infrared diode laser high-intensity phototherapy at topical application of Indocyanine Green has been suggested for thermal treatment of acne vulgaris. At high power densities stained acne inflammatory elements were destructed without any adverse effects.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.1870) Medical optics and biotechnology : Dermatology
(170.5180) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photodynamic therapy
E. A. Genina, A. N. Bashkatov, G. V. Simonenko, V. V. Tuchin, I. V. Yaroslavsky, and G. B. Altshuler, "Indocyanine Green-Laser Thermolysis of Acne Vulgaris," in Therapeutic Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions II, H. van den Bergh and A. Vogel, eds., Vol. 5863 of Proc. SPIE (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper ME6.