Skin cancer is becoming more and more common today. Being in the sun without protection is enough to put a person at risk from this disease. Hence, it is good news that a new technology, carbon dioxide laser, has been developed that could prevent skin cancer by arresting it before it could progress. Carbon dioxide lasers is an minimally invasive skin procedure used to treat various skin conditions like warts, scars and wrinkles. It involves the use of very short, pulsed light energy or continuous light beams to remove thin layers of skin. It does not affect the surrounding structures and the procedure can be done under either local or general anesthesia.

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a. It is basically a treatment to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
b. A laser is directed on the skin to resurface sun-damaged skin.
c. It is expected to help in the prevention of skin cancer.
d. It uses the immunohistochemistry technique to identify specific proteins in cells or tissues.
e. It involves the extraction of skin samples from a patient and staining the tissue to detect pre-cancerous changes.