A laser is a highly focused beam of light that is used to cut or destroy tissue during a medical procedure. Laser light cleans (sterilizes) and seals as
it cuts tissue, which reduces bleeding, pain, and healing time.
Doctors and nurses may use a laser to treat many different conditions, such as those that affect the skin, eyes, and mouth.
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
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