CO2 Laser treatment for benign skin lesions
CO2 Laser treatment is used in very large scale. For more than 30 years in dermatological surgery and it is recognized as the “gold standard” for soft tissue vaporization.
What is CO2 laser?
The CO2 laser emits far infrared light at 10,600 nm, its main chromophore is water from tissues.
Water is the main constituent of skin (about 77% from its volume), thereby it plays the lead role in laser-tissue interaction
What can be treated with CO2 laser?
There can be treated a variety of benign skin lesions including the most common:
- Warts (genital warts)
- Warts (warts) and plane
- Keratoses vulgare
- Actinic keratoses
- Sebaceous adenomas
- Certain types of nevi / moles
- Hypertrophic scars and other scars
- Fibroids (various)
- Sunspots (hipergmentate)
… ..and More.
How does CO2 laser work?
The operating principle is the conversion of laser energy into heat. The interaction between the radiation emitted from the laser source and the biological tissue is governed by physical processes that adjusts energy exchange between the beam and the substrate and the biological response of the target tissue. Depending on the temperature reached in the area to be treated, the produced heat can coagulate, vaporize or ablate (remove). Basically, the heat emitted (high fluency) is used for the ablation or vaporization of tissue with high precision without its diffusion into nearby tissues, hence the great advantage of laser treatment. So Ultra Pulse Encore Laser CO2 efficiently and precisely treat skin lesions, protecting adjacent areas and guaranteeing optimal wound reepithalization part of the category “no contact surgery”.
What are the advantages?
The Advantages of the method include a decreased recovery time, an inconstant need for anesthesia, very low thermal diffusion, reduced bleeding and inflammation and minimal unwanted side effects (unsightly scarring or discoloration).
These benefits are taken into account in contrast to other available surgical techniques such as diathermocoagulation.