Laser Applications in Children

  • Mercedes E. Gonzalez
  • Michael Shelling
  • Elizabeth Alvarez Connelly


Lasers can be used to treat a wide variety of dermatological disorders in children. This chapter outlines the conditions amenable to laser surgery in children (Table 1) and discusses the special issues surrounding parental counseling, heightened anxiety and safety precautions when performing laser surgery in children.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mercedes E. Gonzalez
    • 1
  • Michael Shelling
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Alvarez Connelly
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous SurgeryUniversity of Miami, Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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