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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 85  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24--31

Complications of laser and light-based devices therapy in patients with skin of color

Department of Dermatology, Cutis Academy of Cutaneous Science, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. B S Chandrashekar
5/1, 4th Main MC Layout, Near Veeresh Theatre, Vijay Nagar, Bengaluru - 560 040, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_88_17

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Lasers and light-based devices are indispensable to an aesthetic dermatology practice. The growing popularity of lasers has been matched by a sharp increase in the incidence of complications. The Indian skin with its high melanin content is more prone to injury and careful setting of laser parameters, early detection of complications and immediate therapy are vital to avoiding permanent sequelae. We review the various complications that occur during laser procedures and their management.


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