Laser Treatment for Pigmented Lesions

Mohamed L. Elsaie, Sonal Choudhary, Katherine M. Ferris, Michael P. McLeod, Keyvan Nouri

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Lasers can be used to treat lentigines, café au lait macules, and nevi such as a Becker's nevus, nevus spilus, and nevus of Ota. For lesions residing in the dermis, higher fluences, larger spot sizes, and longer wavelengths can be used; however, these more aggressive parameters have a higher risk of iatrogenic injury, especially in the epidermis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDermatologic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationStep by Step
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781444330670
StatePublished - Sep 7 2012


  • Becker's nevus
  • Café au lait
  • Lentigines
  • Nevus of Ito
  • Nevus of Ota
  • Nevus spilus
  • Pigmentary change
  • Pigmented lesion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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