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What are the dangers of sun exposure after laser without sunscreen?


What are the risks of sun exposure after q switched nd yag laser on nevi and non ablative nd yag laser on post acne scars?can this lead to melanoma of the lasered nevi or any malignant transformation of skin? Thanks for your help.



 A patients skin after laser ablation or resurfacing is more susceptible to sun damage as it heals and regenerates. Precautions against sun burns and tanning are usually required for at least 6 to 8 weeks following such procedures. Moles or nevi in areas of laser ablation or resurfacing should be assessed prior to such procedures to determine if they have a malignant potential. Start with a member of the ASAPS to answer your questions and address all your concerns. They are experts in these procedures and skin care maintenance. Best,


Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

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