VP Medical Research

Author Dr. Kevin Schomacker

Kevin T. Schomacker is the Vice President of Medical Research at Candela Corporation, leading a global team in developing lasers and other energy-based devices for aesthetic applications. Dr. Schomacker holds a Ph.D. in chemical physics, has conducted extensive research in non-invasive and minimally invasive optical techniques, and brings 20 years of experience developing medical devices to the Removery team. Dr. Schomacker has conducted postdoctoral research at the Wellman Center of Photomedicine, expanding into an associate physicist position, as well as an assistant professor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schomacker serves a pivotal role in investigating laser-tissue interactions, such as tattoo clearance.

Education & Certifications

  • PhD-Northeastern University
  • DC-Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • BS-Worcester State College
  • Member-American Society of Lasers in Medicine & Surgery

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Dr. Kevin Schomacker In The News

Tattoo Laser
Clinical Report- Treatment of facial and nonfacial lentigines with a 730 nm picosecond laser
June 21, 2021
A 730 nm picoseconddomain laser was developed to improve the clearance of pigmented lesion and reduce adverse events. This study assessed the safety and efcacy of this system for the clearance of lentigines and explores how the short picosecond pulses interact with tissue via histology.
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Clinical Paper- The first commercial 730 nm picosecond-domain laser is safe and effective for treating multicolor tattoos
March 24, 2020
This study examined several males and females who had tattoos removed thanks to treatment from a 730 nm titanium-sapphire laser-pumped laser. A blind assessment showed clearance in varying degrees for six different colors of pigments without scarring or pigmentary alteration.

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American Society For Laser

Surgery Abstract- Over Time Historical Tissue Changes After Non-invasive Treatment With 1210nm Laser
May 1, 2013
The objectives of this investigation are to evaluate the histological changes over time of non-invasive treatment with a 1210 nm laser, chosen to target a mid-infrared lipid absorption band.

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The truth about available wavelengths for picosecond systems: Are pulses really picoseconds?
June 5, 2021
Increased interest in picosecond technology raises the question of how to differentiate between available systems. The ideal system has a range of useful picosecond wavelengths and the ability to consistently generate an ultra-short, high-energy pulse for each of these wavelengths.

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