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Laser Treatment of Pigmented Lesions

  • Zeena Al-Dujaili
  • Christine C. Dierickx
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Abstract

  • Accurate diagnosis of pigmented lesions is mandatory before laser treatment. For some pigmented lesions, laser treatment may even be the only treatment option.

  • Tattoos respond well to Q-switched lasers.

  • Amateur and traumatic tattoos respond more readily to treatment than do professional tattoos.

  • Cosmetic tattoos should be approached with caution.

  • Treatment of melanocytic nevi remains controversial, but worth pursuing.

Keywords

Intense Pulse Light Melanocytic Nevus Pigment Lesion Erbium Laser Alexandrite Laser 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Skin Laser and Skin Specialists of NY/NJNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Skin and Laser Surgery CenterBoomBelgium

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