Psychological considerations prior to laser procedures

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

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The use of lasers in dermatology had increased significantly in the past decade. The psychological estate of the patients, the concerns and possible side effects that laser therapy may cause should be carefully learned, presented and discussed previously. This chapter will present some concepts of basic psychology, advice about patients expectations, and tips for the establishment of a good doctor-patient relationship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Lasers in Dermatology
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781447153221
ISBN (Print)9781447153214
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014



  • Dermatologic procedures
  • Lasers
  • Patients expectations
  • Psychodermatology
  • Psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Franca, K., Ledon, J. A., Savas, J. A., & Nouri, K. (2014). Psychological considerations prior to laser procedures. In Handbook of Lasers in Dermatology (pp. 55-65). Springer London.