The CO2 laser removes the tissue with a highly focused infrared beam: the rapid absorption of the laser energy instantaneously ablates the soft tissue target area and at the same time, seals capillaries, small blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerve endings. The size and power of the laser beam may be adjusted making the laser equally adept at incisions, excisions, and ablations.
Benefits of the CO2 Laser
REDUCED PAIN – The CO2 laser seals nerve endings as it cuts through tissue. This reduces the amount of pain the patients feels during and after surgery.
REDUCED BLEEDING – The CO2 laser cauterizes and seals small blood vessels as it cuts and reduces the amount of blood loss to the patient.
REDUCED SWELLING – There is no physical contact between the laser and the skin, eliminating the tearing and busing of the tissue that is caused by use of the traditional scalpel blade.
REDUCED RISK OF INFECTION – Laser energy acts as an antibacterial agent by producing high temperatures, effectively eliminating microorganisms.
QUICKER RECOVERY – As a result of all the above, laser surgery provides your pet the benefit of a reduced recovery time.