Complications in Laser Surgery and IPL Treatment

  • Christian RaulinEmail author
  • Syrus Karsai
  • Laurenz Schmitt


A personal, open and honest discussion with the patient is essential prior to laser treatment. During this consultation, realistic treatment objectives, possible complications and secondary effects should all be discussed in detail with the patient. A careful and comprehensive discussion of the procedure with (photographic) documentation is indispensable, for the protection of both patient and physician. Selection of the optimal laser or IPL equipment is impossible without accurate diagnosis and patient selection with due consideration for the indications. Typical sources of error in laser or IPL treatment are selection of the wrong type of equipment and/or settings and inadequate care or lack of practical experience.


Laser Treatment Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Intense Pulse Light Tattoo Removal Contact Cool 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Raulin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Syrus Karsai
    • 1
  • Laurenz Schmitt
    • 1
  1. 1.Laserklinik KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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