R. Rox Anderson

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R. Rox Anderson, is an interdisciplinary researcher in photomedicine, the combination of the physics of light with medicine.

Anderson is the director of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, and faculty at the Harvard Medical School in the department of Dermatology. His contributions include laser hair removal, photodynamic therapy (use of light-activated localized drugs for cancer and macular degeneration), and basic research into the free electron laser for the selective destruction of lipids (i.e., fats) for possible treatment of acne, cellulite, and atherosclerosis, as well as various uses of photothermolysis using pulsed dye lasers.[1]

He also joined in refining removable tattoo ink, invented by Bruce Klitzman and Kim Koger of Duke University (US Patent 6,013,122) InfinitInk.


  1. ^ Anderson, Rox (2000). Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems X (Proceedings of Spie). Spie. ISBN 978-0-8194-3523-1. 

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