Anesthesia for laser surgery

Marina Perper, Ali Rajabi-Estarabadi, Ariel E. Eber, Voraphol Vejjabhinanta, Ran Huo, Keyvan Nouri, John Tsatalis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


• Some of laser procedures such as laser resurfacing or tattoo removal are associated with some discomfort. • Anesthesia provides a reversible loss of sensation and alleviates most of the discomforts. • The techniques most commonly used are topical anesthesia and regional anesthesia with or without systemic analgesics and/or anxiolytics. • Concomitant cooling, vibration or pinching of the area may be utilized to minimize the pain perception.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLasers in dermatology and medicine
Subtitle of host publicationdermatologic applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319761183
ISBN (Print)9783319761169
StatePublished - Jun 6 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Regional anesthesia laser surgery
  • Topical anesthesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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