n Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie - Invloed van velkleur op laserpenetrasie : referaatopsomming

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0254-3486
  • E-ISSN: 2222-4173



Laser applications in the medical fields are increasing. Most applications must penetrate through skin layers to reach the treatment area. In this study, a computer model is used to predict absorption in different skin phototypes. Results indicate that darker skin phototypes absorb three times more laser light at a wavelength of 632 nm than lighter skin phototypes.

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