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Anesthesia for Laser Surgery

  • Marina Perper
  • Ali Rajabi-Estarabadi
  • Ariel E. Eber
  • Voraphol Vejjabhinanta
  • Ran Huo
  • Keyvan Nouri
  • John Tsatalis
Chapter

Abstract

  • Some of laser procedures such as laser resurfacing or tattoo removal are associated with some discomfort.

  • Anesthesia provides a reversible loss of sensation and alleviates most of the discomforts.

  • The techniques most commonly used are topical anesthesia and regional anesthesia with or without systemic analgesics and/or anxiolytics.

  • Concomitant cooling, vibration or pinching of the area may be utilized to minimize the pain perception.

Keywords

Topical anesthesia Regional anesthesia Laser surgery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marina Perper
    • 1
  • Ali Rajabi-Estarabadi
    • 1
  • Ariel E. Eber
    • 1
  • Voraphol Vejjabhinanta
    • 2
  • Ran Huo
    • 3
  • Keyvan Nouri
    • 1
  • John Tsatalis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous SurgeryUniversity of Miami Miller school of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Dermatologic Surgery and Lasers Unit, Department of Medical ServicesMinistry of Public Health, Institute of DermatologyBangkokThailand
  3. 3.Broward Dermatology ClinicPembroke PinesUSA

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