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New applications for cutaneous laser therapy

Laser surgery is an ever-expanding technological discipline that is contributing to a broad and rapid expansion of both diagnostic and treatment procedures. With some definite advantages in the surgical and medical treatment of a variety of disorders, laser surgery is becoming indispensable in our everyday practice. The concept of selective photothermolysis is not new and since the 1960s, lasers have been used extensively in dermatology. Most wavelengths have found applicability, depending on the underlying disease process, and with advancements in laser technology over the years there have been new and exciting ways of applying this to practice.
Dermatology in practice 2007; 15(1): 26–28
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