II. Indications

  1. Tattoos
  2. Acne scars and wrinkles
  3. Scars
  4. Stretch marks
  5. Warts
  6. Laser Hair Reduction
  7. Laser Photorejuvenation
    1. Vascular lesions
      1. Port wine stain
      2. Hemangioma
      3. Telangiectasia
    2. Pigmented lesions
      1. Cafe-au-lait
      2. Senile Lentigines
      3. Nevi

III. Advantages

  1. High cure rate

IV. Disadvantages

  1. Slow healing
  2. Risk of painful scars
  3. Special equipment and Training
  4. Very Expensive!

V. Precautions

  1. Use tight fitting mask and smoke evacuation equipment
    1. Prevents laryngeal Human papilloma virus

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Ontology: Carbon Dioxide Lasers (C0392251)

Definition (UMD) Gas lasers with carbon dioxide as the active medium. Their emission wavelength is 10,600 nm (far infrared). These lasers are operated in continuous-wave and pulsed modes. The laser energy can be delivered to the tissue through a handpiece or through a rigid non-fiber-optic endoscope or adapted to an operating microscope.
Concepts Medical Device (T074)
MSH D054020
SnomedCT 118312003
English CO<sub>2</sub> laser, Laser, Carbon Dioxide, CO2 Laser, Lasers, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Dioxide Lasers, Dioxide Laser, Carbon, Laser, CO2, Lasers, CO2, Dioxide Lasers, Carbon, Carbon Dioxide Laser, CO2 Lasers, co2 laser, carbon dioxide laser, co 2 laser, laser co2, Carbon dioxide lasers, CO2 laser, Carbon dioxide laser, CO>2< laser, Carbon dioxide laser device (physical object), Carbon dioxide laser device
Portuguese Lasers de CO2, Lasers de Dióxido de Carbono
Spanish Láseres de Dióxido de Carbono, Láseres CO2, dispositivo láser de dióxido de carbono (objeto físico), dispositivo láser de dióxido de carbono, láser de dióxido de carbono
French Lasers à gaz carbonique, Lasers CO2, Lasers à CO2, Lasers au dioxyde de carbone, Lasers au gaz carbonique, Lasers à dioxyde de carbone, Lasers au CO2
German Carbondioxid-Laser, Laser, Karbondioxid-, CO2-Laser, Laser, Carbondioxid-, Karbondioxid-Laser, Laser, CO2-
Italian Laser CO2, Laser all'anidride carbonica
Czech lasery s oxidem uhličitým
Norwegian CO2-lasere, Karbondioksidlasere

Ontology: Destructive procedure on skin using laser surgery (C0522783)

Concepts Therapeutic or Preventive Procedure (T061)
SnomedCT 103724004
English Destructive procedure on skin using laser surgery (procedure), Destructive procedure on skin using laser surgery, Destructive procedure on skin using laser surgery, NOS, Destruction of skin by laser beam
Spanish procedimiento destructivo en la piel mediante cirugía láser (procedimiento), procedimiento destructivo en la piel mediante cirugía láser