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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 2 — Jun. 25, 2009
  • pp: 267–271

A Comparison of Wavelength Dependence for Laser-assisted Lipolysis Effect Using Monte Carlo Simulation

Jong-In Youn  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 267-271 (2009)

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The aim of this study is to evaluate wavelength dependence for laser-assisted lipolysis using a mathematical simulation. In this study, a Monte Carlo simulation was performed to simulate light transport in fat and dermal tissue with 3 different laser wavelengths (<TEX>${\lambda}\;=\;1064\;nm$</TEX>, 1320 nm, and 1444 nm) that are currently used in clinic settings for laser-assisted lipolysis. The relative rates of heat generation versus penetration depth showed that the greatest amount of heat generation was seen in the tissues at <TEX>${\lambda}\;=\;1444\;nm$</TEX>. This Monte Carlo simulation may help lend insight into the thermal events occurring inside the fat and dermal tissue during laser-assisted lipolysis.

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OCIS Codes
(000.1430) General : Biology and medicine
(030.5290) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon statistics
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.1870) Medical optics and biotechnology : Dermatology

Original Manuscript: April 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2009
Published: June 25, 2009

Jong-In Youn, "A Comparison of Wavelength Dependence for Laser-assisted Lipolysis Effect Using Monte Carlo Simulation," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 13, 267-271 (2009)

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