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Lasers in Dermatology and Medicine

pp 365-377

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Prevention and Treatment of Laser Complications

  • Rachael L. MooreAffiliated withDermatologic and Laser Surgery, Oregon Health and Sciences University Email author 
  • , Juan-Carlos MartinezAffiliated withDermatologic and Laser Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University
  • , Ken K. LeeAffiliated withDermatologic and Laser Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University

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Abstract

Lasers are useful for treating a variety of dermatologic conditions but have a number of potential complications associated with their use. A basic understanding of laser mechanics is paramount in preventing and troubleshooting compli­cations.