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The role of laser treatment in dermatology

The role of laser treatment in dermatology



Time to Complete

1 hour


November 3, 2014


November 3, 2014

Programme Description

In this article Dr Seshi Manam and Dr Emma Craythorne review the different types of lasers used in dermatology, the indications for their use and the side-effect profiles of each. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include complications of laser therapy, and applications of vascular lasers.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the role of different types of laser therapy in dermatology
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Dr Seshi Manam
    Specialist registrar in dermatology
    Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital
    United Kingdom

    Dr Emma Craythorne
    Consultant dermatologist/surgeon
    Dermatology and Laser Surgical Unit, St John's Institute of Dermatology
    Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Haymarket Medical Education
    United Kingdom


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