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Nonlinear Microscopy Measures Effects of Laser Skin Surgery

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FLORENCE, Italy, Nov. 19, 2014 — The effects of laser-based skin-tightening plastic surgery can be obvious to the naked eye, but harder to examine below the surface and at the microscale without a biopsy. A team from the University of Florence and other Italian institutions has developed an in vivo solution using combined two-photon fluorescence (TPF) and second harmonic generation (SHG). TPF enabled deep optical imaging of tissues, while SHG provides additional morphological information, the researchers said. The two techniques are already used to assess skin cancers. Both examinations can be carried out using...Read full article

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