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[Laser treatments in pediatric dermatology].

Abstract
Lasers in pediatric dermatology were developed as a result of the treatment of port-wine stains. Infantile hemangiomas may benefit, in some cases, from laser treatment as well as venous and lymphatic malformations. For certain pigmented lesions, as well as some hamartomas, laser treatments are a credible alternative to surgical resection. Bum scars are improved by lasers which stimulate collagen remodeling. Furthermore, hair removal of congenital and acquired hypertrichosis can relieve psychosocial discomfort and improve quality of life. The management of pain and fear of children undergoing laser treatment, using either topical or general anesthesia, remains of central importance.
AuthorsJ L Lévy, M Almebayadh, S Christen-Zaech
JournalRevue meĢdicale suisse (Rev Med Suisse) Vol. 10 Issue 424 Pg. 760, 762-5 (Apr 2 2014) ISSN: 1660-9379 [Print] Switzerland
Vernacular TitleLes traitements laser en dermatologie pédiatrique.
PMID24772810 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article, Review)
Topics
  • Age Factors
  • Analgesia (methods)
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy (adverse effects, methods, utilization)
  • Skin Diseases (surgery)

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