Laser-Induced Optical Breakdown

A PHENOMENON OF HIGH-ENERGY LASERS

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Laser-Induced Optical Breakdown

A PHENOMENON OF HIGH-ENERGY LASERS

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The field of electrical engineering learned years ago a breakdown can occur in sufficiently high electric field strengths in an insulating medium, such as air or glass This knowledge is important to the science of tattoo removal.

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About LIOB

Laser-induced optical breakdown, or LIOB, means that there is a kind of spark, and the medium becomes electrically conducting. The mechanism behind this effect is based on the acceleration of free electrons to high energies so that collisions with other atoms or molecules can lead to secondary free carriers. This starts an avalanche process, during which appreciable densities of free carriers can be built up within a short time. A plasma is formed, which can have a significant electrical conductivity. The plasma can be maintained by further current flow, which generates additional free carriers.

It is this phenomenon that creates the shock wave that is transmitted through the soft tissue and breaks up the tattoo pigment particles. It causes no harm to your tissue.

Laser-induced optical breakdown is important to tattoo removal in Rome, GA
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ABOUT DR. WETHERINGTON

Dr. Marc Wetherington is a plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Rome, Ga

Dr. Wetherington is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a former President of the Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Dr. Marc Wetherington in Rome, GA, is the area leader for facelifts

About LIOB

Laser-induced optical breakdown, or LIOB, means that there is a kind of spark, and the medium becomes electrically conducting. The mechanism behind this effect is based on the acceleration of free electrons to high energies so that collisions with other atoms or molecules can lead to secondary free carriers. This starts an avalanche process, during which appreciable densities of free carriers can be built up within a short time. A plasma is formed, which can have a significant electrical conductivity. The plasma can be maintained by further current flow, which generates additional free carriers.

It is this phenomenon that creates the shock wave that is transmitted through the soft tissue and breaks up the tattoo pigment particles. It causes no harm to your tissue.

Laser-induced optical breakdown is important to tattoo removal in Rome, GA
Schedule a Consultation

THE SCIENCE

ABOUT DR. WETHERINGTON

Dr. Marc Wetherington is a plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Rome, Ga

Dr. Wetherington is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a former President of the Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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