can be removed using a laser, an
intense beam of light that burns and destroys the growth. Laser light cleans
(sterilizes) and seals as it cuts tissue, which reduces bleeding, pain, and
A laser procedure may be done in your doctor's office or clinic. An
injection of a numbing medicine (local anesthetic) may help control pain.
After laser treatment, the wound will be painful for a few days. Your doctor will give you instructions on how to clean and care for your wound.
Laser treatment normally causes no scarring. But it can cause
permanent skin lightening.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineBrian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerAmy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
Current as ofJuly 15, 2014
Current as of:
July 15, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
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