Laser Surgery & LightScalpel
Traditional surgery with a scalpel or scissors can bruise or crush tissue. When we use the LightScalpel CO2 laser, only an intense beam of laser light interacts with the tissue. There is no mechanical trauma to the tissue and the coagulation zone is very narrow (as little as 50 microns – almost the width of a human hair).
What is Laser Surgery, and How Does it Work?
The CO2 laser has the unique ability to vaporize or ‘erase’ tissue. The CO2 laser can be used to make incisions, as well as to remove unhealthy tissue. Our laser is so precise that it can selectively remove only a few cells at a time if needed. At the same time, it is powerful enough to de-bulk the largest of tumors.
FDA Cleared and American Made
LightScalpel, the American made 10.6-micrometer CO2 laser is cleared by the FDA for soft tissue surgical procedures, such as frenectomy, gingivectomy, gingivoplasty, excision of fibroma, biopsies, stage II implant exposure, treatment of leukoplakia, laser skin resurfacing, blepharoplasty, treatment of wrinkles, pigmented lesions, rhinophyma reduction, and many others.