The use of a hydrogel pad during the laser treatment of tattoos, to relieve patient discomfort and trap laser plume, was described recently by Govindan et al.
1Whilst we share the authors' view that this device may often achieve both these goals, we believe that it may be helpful to note a further consequence of its use, namely that the hydrogel pad may reduce the transmission of the incident laser light by around 30%.
- Govindan K.
- Thomas K.
- Baker L.
- et al.
Use of a hydrogel pad in laser treatment of tattoos.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2006; 59: 887-888
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- Use of a hydrogel pad in laser treatment of tattoos.J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2006; 59: 887-888
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Published online: June 11, 2007
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