FP Essentials™

Dermatology Procedures

Edition #426 | November 2014

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  • Explain the basic principles of the two-step algorithm for dermatoscopic evaluation of skin lesions.
  • Explain how microdermabrasion and chemical peels are performed.
  • Summarize the precautions that should be taken before microdermabrasion and chemical peel if patients have a history of herpes simplex virus infection.
  • Identify a local anesthetic as an amide or an ester, and use an appropriate alternative local anesthetic if the patient is allergic to one type or the other.
  • Explain which type of sutures should be used to close excisional biopsy wounds on different parts of the body.
  • Identify contraindications to laser therapy on the skin.
  • Explain chromophores and discuss how they influence the action and effectiveness of laser therapy.

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