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Carbon Dioxide Laser Surgery

Decreased discomfort after the procedure, less inflammation, and faster recovery

Surgical procedures are utilized in the field of veterinary dermatology on occasion to help with a more exact diagnosis or to provide a quicker route for enhanced therapy results. Skincare treatment that the doctors at Missouri Veterinary Dermatology Center may perform includes skin biopsies, excision of skin tumors and polyps, treatment of interdigital cysts, and excision of scarring and proliferative problems in regions like the ear.

The CO2 lasers at the Missouri Veterinary Dermatology Center allow for more complex and efficient surgical procedures, which are often less painful for the patient. CO2 lasers are frequently utilized in situations where traditional surgery is difficult or dangerous because they cause a little bleeding. This instrument allows our dermatologists to make a precise incision with less bleeding and faster healing than traditional surgery.

CO2 laser surgery is a surgical technique that replaces a scalpel blade or other tools with a carbon dioxide laser. The CO2 laser has several advantages, including decreased discomfort after the procedure, less inflammation, and faster recovery. When removing surface abnormalities or tumors, the CO2 laser frequently enables numerous masses to be removed without stitching each location and in significantly less time than traditional surgical procedures.

Carbon Dioxide Laser Surgery FAQs

What is CO2 laser surgery?
CO2 laser surgery is a type of laser treatment that employs a carbon dioxide laser rather than a scalpel blade or other instruments. The benefits of utilizing a CO2 laser include reduced discomfort during recovery, less inflammation, and faster healing. When removing surface growths or tumors with the use of a CO2 laser, it frequently enables the excision of many tumors without stitching each site separately, resulting in a significantly shorter surgical procedure.
What is the recovery time?
Recovery time varies depending on the type of surgery being performed, but in general, recovery time is quicker after CO2 laser surgery than it is following traditional surgical procedures.
Is the procedure painful?
CO2 laser surgery procedures are generally less unpleasant than those done using traditional scalpels and other instruments. Sedation or general anesthesia is required for most operations, but recovery is frequently rapid.
Are the side effects to worry about?
The risks and complications of CO2 laser surgery are comparable to those associated with other types of surgery. Swelling, discomfort, or pain at the treatment site are possible side effects, as well as secondary postoperative infections. These events are uncommon and happen less frequently than with traditional surgical procedures.