When performing laser surgery, we use advanced lasers such as the carbon dioxide or erbium YAG laser, which is directed onto the lesion, removing the epidermis and varying amounts of deeper skin. This type of treatment is optimal for cancers found in small or narrow areas.
In addition, YAG laser surgery is a successful treatment option for keratoses on the face and scalp and for actinic cheilitis on the lips.
Laser surgery can also be utilized as a secondary therapy when other similar techniques have been unsuccessful. Patients suffering from bleeding disorders may also benefit from laser surgery. Pigment loss and scarring is a potential side effect of some laser surgeries.