Method of performing laser therapy

  • US 5,464,436 A
  • Filed: 04/28/1994
  • Issued: 11/07/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/28/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of treating a patient having an external skin layer, comprising the following steps:

  • providing a laser source for emitting a laser light having a wavelength of between 800 nm and 870 nm;

    diagnosing an afflicted area of said patient, a portion of said external skin layer being adjacent said afflicted area;

    delivering said laser light to the afflicted area for at least one treatment cycle, said laser source being operable on said afflicted area at a level of 1 Joule/cm2 per treatment cycle so as to therapeutically treat said afflicted area and such that said external skin layer is not destroyed;

    monitoring said afflicted area after the treatment cycle has been completed; and

    repeating said steps of diagnosing and delivering said laser light to said afflicted area based on said monitoring step.

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