American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
Alexis IL
one year ago

safety of lasers

Are there any risks (besides laser plume, fire/electrical hazard, and those to skin and eyes) to the patient from the medication laser EQUIPMENT itself (like erbium, pulsed dye, fractional CO2, and hair removal), such as any harmful radiation or toxic substances? I'm not interested in a consultation with a physician close to home if it may be answered here. Thank you kindly.

Procedure: Laser Hair Removal
Location: Hartsburg, IL

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Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

There are possible complications from everything however the risks are small. Radiation or toxic substance does not exist with lasers. What you need to do is to call a local ABPS certified or eligible surgeon that uses lasers for your purpose and have an in person consultation.

Tanongsak Panyawirunroj
ASPS Int. Surgeon
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Everythings have two sides of the coin and doctor have to study hard, well trained and choose the right treatment without complication to their patient and even to themselves.


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