Overview of lasers used in dermatology

Jessica A. Savas, Jennifer A. Ledon, Kaitlein Franca, Keyvan Nouri

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Before one can efficiently utilize laser technology, one must first have a basic understanding of laser-tissue interactions. This chapter aims to provide a quick reference outlining the currently available laser devices and their associated indications. A brief overview of the physical properties of the major cutaneous chromophores including thermal relaxation times and absorption spectra are also discussed. It is important to note that as laser technology evolves, new laser devices are being developed and indications for use are constantly expanding; therefore, this chapter may serve as a guide to the currently used devices and common indications, but should not be considered comprehensive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Lasers in Dermatology
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781447153221
ISBN (Print)9781447153214
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Absorption spectra
  • Chromophore
  • Cutaneous
  • Dermatology
  • Laser
  • Overview
  • Thermal relaxation time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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