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Lasers in Dermatology

In 1960, long after Einstein proposed the theoretical concept of stimulated photon emission, Maiman built the first laser.

Leon Goldman then pioneered the use of lasers in dermatology.

Treatment of basal cell carcinoma with ruby and neodymium lasers and tattoo removal with Q-switched ruby laser were reported in 1964 and 1965, respectively.