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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998 Jul;124(7):758-60.

An ultrastructural comparison of mechanical dermabrasion and carbon dioxide laser resurfacing in the minipig model.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington 40536-0084, USA. jcamp1@pop.uky.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compare the histological and ultrastructural changes in skin collagen with mechanical dermabrasion and pulsed carbon dioxide laser resurfacing in the minipig model.

SETTING:

Academic medical center.

SUBJECTS:

Yucatan minipig animal skin model.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Comparison of light microscopic and ultrastructural (electron microscopic) changes in the skin following the 2 resurfacing modalities.

RESULTS:

No significant difference in collagen histological characteristics or ultrastructure was detected between the 2 comparison groups.

CONCLUSIONS:

When mechanical dermabrasion or pulsed carbon dioxide laser resurfacing is used with similar-depth injury to the dermis in this model, the histological changes seen via light microscopy and ultrastructural changes seen via electron microscopy are similar between the 2 treatment modalities.

PMID:
9677109
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