Mini Lasers With Megapower To Burn

Do you want to get rid of freckles or clear up age spots? No problem--if your dermatologist has a laser the size of a two-drawer filing cabinet. Now, these and other big medical and industrial lasers can be crammed into much smaller boxes, thanks to Paradigm Laser Inc., a startup in East Rochester, N.Y. Using its lasers, Lihtan Technologies Inc. in San Anselmo, Calif., has already unveiled a microwave-oven-size system.

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