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A novel, simple and efficacious technique for tattoo removal resulting in less pain using the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

Overview of attention for article published in Lasers in Medical Science, March 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (78th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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Title
A novel, simple and efficacious technique for tattoo removal resulting in less pain using the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser
Published in
Lasers in Medical Science, March 2014
DOI 10.1007/s10103-014-1542-3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Michael J. Murphy

Abstract

A new yet simple technique has been tested on patients seeking tattoo removal by Q-switched Nd:YAG laser based on an observational study. The technique involves application of a glass microscope slide on the treatment area with a firm pressure to compress the skin which results in evacuating the blood from the capillary plexus. Results from a survey of 31 patients revealed that most felt less pain and reported less epidermal damage post-treatment. This new technique is easy to apply and inexpensive, using standard, conventional Q-switched lasers.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 6%
Unknown 16 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 18%
Student > Bachelor 3 18%
Student > Master 3 18%
Librarian 2 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 12%
Other 4 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 53%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 18%
Psychology 1 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 6%
Physics and Astronomy 1 6%
Other 2 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 July 2016.
All research outputs
#2,809,275
of 12,222,940 outputs
Outputs from Lasers in Medical Science
#94
of 857 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#41,891
of 199,143 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Lasers in Medical Science
#6
of 48 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 857 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 2.4. This one has done well, scoring higher than 88% of its peers.
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