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Lasers Make Their Marks on Skin and Tissue Procedures

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Valerie C. Coffey, Contributing Editor, [email protected]

Light-based aesthetic procedures are advancing from well-established spa-based procedures to trickier problems, such as resistant tattoo removal and treatments for wounds, scars and skin diseases. Laser hair removal was the number one laser-based nonsurgical procedure for American men and women in 2014 – more than 1.1 million procedures took place. According to an annual report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this number is up 3 percent from that of 2013. Beyond the spa, lasers are becoming a tool of choice for surgeons and dentists, thanks to their abilities to...Read full article

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