Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 215--219

Cooling devices in laser therapy


Anupam Das1, Aarti Sarda1, Abhishek De2 
1 Department of Dermatology, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Anupam Das
«DQ»Prerana«DQ», 19, Phoolbagan, Kolkata - 700 086, West Bengal
India

Cooling devices and methods are now integrated into most laser systems, with a view to protecting the epidermis, reducing pain and erythema and improving the efficacy of laser. On the basis of method employed, it can be divided into contact cooling and non-contact cooling. With respect to timing of irradiation of laser, the nomenclatures include pre-cooling, parallel cooling and post-cooling. The choice of the cooling device is dictated by the laser device, the physician«SQ»s personal choice with respect to user-friendliness, comfort of the patient, the price and maintenance costs of the device. We hereby briefly review the various techniques of cooling, employed in laser practice.


How to cite this article:
Das A, Sarda A, De A. Cooling devices in laser therapy.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2016;9:215-219


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Das A, Sarda A, De A. Cooling devices in laser therapy. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Jul 25 ];9:215-219
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