Why is LESS best with the Aesculight CO2 Laser? This video covers the main benefits that Aesculight CO2 laser surgery provides for both pets and veterinarians.
Find out why, less is best with the Aesculight CO2 laser
The Aesculight carbon dioxide laser offers many benefits and advantages, when compared to traditional surgical methods, for both patients and surgeons. Some of those benefits and advantages include: less bleeding, less swelling, less discomfort, less infection risk, the laser is less invasive, and less time is required to maintain a bloodless surgical field.
Let’s find out why.
As it vaporizes tissue, the CO2 laser seals small blood vessels. This reduces bleeding and preserves good visualization of the treatment area.
The laser does not tear or bruise the tissue. This is because tissue is contacted only by the laser light. Reduced trauma to the tissue, along with the laser’s ability to seal blood and lymphatic vessels as it cuts, results in less post-operative swelling.
Minimized swelling means less pressure on the surrounding tissues thus diminishing the risk of post-operative discomfort.
Less Risk of Infection
The laser’s high intensity light destroys surface bacteria, producing a sanitizing effect.
The lightweight ergonomic handpieces and flexible fiber of the Aesculight laser allow for enhanced precision with pin-point accuracy. Aesculight’s wavelength permits the selective removal of only a few cells at a time, if needed.
Because the Aesculight laser produces less bleeding than scalpel procedures, the surgical team spends less time maintaining a dry surgical site. This means that typically operating times are shorter.
Reduced risk of infection, minimized bleeding, diminished swelling and discomfort often allow the patient a quicker post-surgical recovery.
About the CO2 Laser
Since its inception in the 1960s, the Carbon Dioxide Laser has become a common method for minimally invasive soft tissue surgery. The CO2 laser remains the best surgical tool that simultaneously cuts soft tissue and stops bleeding from small blood vessels along its path. Both incision and reduction in bleeding are achieved in a non-contact fashion, with a focused beam of light.
Surgical footage provided by David Duclos, DVM, DACVD, of Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic in Lynnwood, WA.