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Welcome to the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). We are an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in patient care through the safe and effective use of lasers and other energy-based technologies. Over 4000 members from around the world represent more than 50 specialties in the medical community, scientists, biomedical engineers and corporate partners.

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About Lasers and Energy-Based Devices

The scope of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery has expanded beyond the field of lasers to include other types of energy-based devices for non-invasive treatments and surgical uses.

Patient benefits with laser/energy utilization include less swelling, reduced postoperative pain, reduced tissue injury, speedy recovery, reduced risk of infection, optimum healing, and reduced incidence of scar formation.

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Specialty Laser and Energy-Based Device Use

Lasers and other energy-based technologies continue to play an important role in medical treatments, significantly expanding the ability to perform less invasive procedures with added benefits in a wide range of medical specialties including:


Treatments Using Lasers and Energy-Based Devices

There is a wide variety of treatments that utilize lasers and energy-based devices from aesthetic to medical conditions. Learn more about common conditions and procedures by exploring through the links below then use the Physician Locator to find a Board Certified Physician in your area.


Find a Clinician / Physician

Through the Physician Locator, you will have access to ASLMS members who are board certified physicians in a wide variety of specialties. Search by specialty, treatment or location. Find a physician now.

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Media Center

Media representatives will find important background information and the latest news in the Media Center.


Safety Tips and Complications

Laser surgery is a safe and effective therapy for numerous medically-necessary and elective cosmetic procedures. Before undergoing a laser procedure, ASLMS recommends that individuals review safety tips.


New Beginnings Radiation Mark Removal Program

Over 140 board certified ASLMS members have volunteered to remove radiation marks (tattoos) absolutely free of charge for cancer survivors so that they can have the new beginning they deserve. Learn More


Outside Resources

For additional information on devices, treatments or physicians, ASLMS suggests a number of external websites.



The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) was founded in 1980 and is the world's largest professional organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser and energy-based applications. Learn More


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The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is the world’s largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participation in communicating the latest developments in laser medicine and surgery to clinicians, research investigators, government and regulatory agencies, and the public.

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