Journal of Light & Laser Current Trends Category: Engineering Type: Short Communication
Dynamic Thermal Optimization - An Intelligent Technology to Maximize the Consistency of Tissue Coagulation
*Corresponding Author:Ki Uk Song
Independent Consultant, Manila, Philippines
Received Date: Oct 08, 2019 Accepted Date: Oct 15, 2019 Published Date: Oct 22, 2019
Recently, one laser manufacturer resolved this challenge with its patented technology called Dynamic Thermal Optimization, which was applied to their latest product called JouleX Halo. Dynamic Thermal Optimization measures skin temperature and automatically adjusts the energy density and pulse width to the desired treatment parameters.
Dynamic Thermal Optimization helps practitioners replicate uniform and consistent treatment results. Through the real-time detection of skin temperature and a computerized program, practitioners do not need to measure skin temperature during treatment nor adjust parameter settings according to the visible reaction of treated skin. It is hoped that similar or even better technologies will be developed for and applied to more products in the future.
Fractional laser technology, often combined with scanning technology, is a great revolution of clinical laser applications for various indications. It creates a tissue coagulation zone, which comprises only 10%–20% of the whole treatment area, leaving the rest of the area untreated. Its benefit is a significant reduction of post treatment downtime and complications along with satisfying treatment results. However, there has always been a concern on whether there is a guarantee for the uniform and consistent creation of microthermal zones (MTZs), especially in cases where the skin temperature of the treated area keeps changing .
Some researchers found out that the lower skin temperatures commonly associated with the use of cooling during treatment cause a decrease in the depths and diameters of MTZs. In the study, the vertical and horizontal sizes of epidermal MTZs at different skin temperatures were measured. The result showed different measurement values, for example, the measurement at 45°C were significantly greater than the measurement at 0°C even at the same pulse energy of 10 mJ (Figures 1 & 2). The researchers concluded that the epidermal diameters of MTZs have a positive linear relationship with skin temperature, which means that the diameters of MTZs decrease when cooling is applied during treatment for patient comfort (Figure 3). This makes skin temperature change during treatment a very important variable factor, and it is believed that it could interfere with achieving uniform and consistent treatment results .
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Citation:Song KU (2019) Dynamic Thermal Optimization - An Intelligent Technology to Maximize the Consistency of Tissue Coagulation. J Light Laser Curr Trends 2: 005.
Copyright: © 2019 Ki Uk Song, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.