Laser stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. This is a kind of radiation that can be used to cut through soft tissue by breaking molecular bonds. Laser surgery is offered in Kahului for a variety of uses. The most common use of laser surgery is in LASIK, which is laser surgery to improve vision. The kind of laser used for other applications can vary widely, such as Carbon dioxide lasers, erbium:YAG (Er:YAG) laser, yellow, green and red light lasers, and more unusual ones such as KTP. Lasers can be used for palliative care as it helps reduce pain. Laser surgery can also be used for peptic ulcers, gastric conditions, lithotripsy and many such diseases. In the field of dermatology, lasers are used to reduce pigmentation and marks on skin, such as birthmarks, moles, warts and even removal of tattoos. It can also be used to remove facial and body hair. It is essential to choose an expert familiar with laser surgery to perform such procedures, so that the side effects of lasers can be negated or minimized. Laser surgery is less invasive than traditional scalpel surgeries. It also reduces the risk of infections, as well as the loss of blood. Controlling laser surgery gives a more precise end result. The recovery period is also general shorter.