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Tissue Cooling Technology

Surface cooling techniques provide for patient comfort and improved efficacy in dermatology laser and intense pulsed light applications. A summary of methods is addressed in this brief presentation. Featured methods include cryogen spray, contact with copper or sapphire, and refrigerated air.

E. Victor Ross, MD
CAPT E. Victor Ross, MC, USN attended Mississippi State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Physics. He graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine where he was a junior year inductee into Alpha Omega Alpha. Following internship Dr. Ross went to Sasebo, Japan as a General Medical Officer. In 1992 he completed a three-year dermatology residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. In 1994 he was the first Navy-sponsored fellow in Photomedicine and Lasers at Massachusetts General Hospital. While there, he conducted basic research experiments and human clinical trials in photodynamic therapy and novel laser applications in dermatology. Dr. Ross is presently a staff physician in the dermatology department at the Naval Hospital San Diego where he co-directs the laser section and directs the residency program. He was honored as the 2001 Navy Recipient of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Award for excellence in Military Medicine. His special interests are laser skin resurfacing, photodynamic therapy, non-ablative skin remodeling, laser treatment of leg veins, laser treatment of acne, and laser hair reduction in dark skinned patients. He is the author of several articles and book chapters and conducts multiple laser research protocols.