Our approach to pediatric dermatologic laser surgery

Anne M. Chapas, Roy G. Geronemus

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Background and Objectives: Many pediatric dermatological conditions may be successfully treated with laser surgery. Study Design/Materials and Methods: The clinical approach to various pediatric dermatological conditions utilizing laser treatment options is discussed. Results: Clinical uses of various modalities such as pulsed dye laser, KTP laser, Nd-YAG laser, Q-switched ruby laser, erbium-YAG laser, diode laser, non-coherent blue light sources, and fractional resurfacing are presented with successful parameters, developed over 22 years, utilized on a daily basis in a laser surgery clinic. Conclusion: Laser surgery can make a significant improvement in many pediatric skin lesions, thanks to the unique properties of pediatric skin and a vast array of laser technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-263
Number of pages9
JournalLasers in Surgery and Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Acne
  • Capillary malformation
  • Hemangioma
  • Lasers
  • Melanocytic lesions
  • Pediatrics


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