Full face laser resurfacing: Therapy and prophylaxis for actinic keratoses and non‐melanoma skin cancer

@article{Iyer2004FullFL,
  title={Full face laser resurfacing: Therapy and prophylaxis for actinic keratoses and non‐melanoma skin cancer},
  author={Shilesh Iyer and Andr{\'e} Friedli and Leyda E. Bowes and Greg Kricorian and Richard E. Fitzpatrick},
  journal={Lasers in Surgery and Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={34}
}
Although there are many effective treatment modalities for individual actinic keratoses (AKs), widespread lesions on the photoaged face pose a challenge due to inefficient and ineffective therapy resulting in high rates of recurrence after local destruction. Full face laser resurfacing offers an effective and efficient treatment option that successfully reduces the number of AK's on diffusely damaged skin and may show a prophylactic benefit for preventing non‐melanoma skin cancers. 
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