A 40-year-old male asked:
moles were removed via cosmetic laser. some came back and were excised. pathology showed dysplasia. can laser cause false appearance of dysplasia?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Tanveer Janjua answered
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Dysplastic nevi: Lasers cannot cause dysplasia. Dysplasia is precancerous and should be addressed by complete removal with clear margins. Not all but some of the dysplastic nevi will eventually turn into melanoma.
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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