Laser Surgery

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Dr. Ankur Bhatnagar

Posted By : Dr. Ankur Bhatnagar - mch plastic surgery

Posted On : Apr 27, 2009 (Views : 2426)

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Cosmetic surgery aims to refine and reshape parts of the body in order to harmonise or rejuvenate one's appearance. When the indications are clear and in trained surgical hands, it can be highly rewarding exercise in terms of improving a patient's confidence and self-esteem.

The term "LASER" stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers work by producing an intense beam of bright light that travels in one direction. This laser beam can cut, seal or vaporize skin tissue and blood vessels. The laser has the unique ability to produce one specific color (wavelength) of light which can be varied in its intensity and pulse duration. Ordinary light from non-laser sources is composed of many different colors and appears white. The wavelength and power output of a particular laser determines its medical application.

Lasers have been used for the treatment of skin lesions since the 1960's. However, wide use of lasers for medical treatments is a relatively recent development. Recently, technological advances have improved lasers; making laser surgery a preferred method of treatment compared with standard techniques in treating skin blemishes, tumors, birthmarks, and facial changes due to aging.

Specific lasers are used based on the medical condition being treated.

Lasers may offer you the following benefits:

  • Improved therapeutic results

  • Non-invasive procedures 

  • Reduced risk of infection

  • Relatively "bloodless" surgery

  • Precisely controlled surgery which limits injury to normal skin 

  • An alternative to traditional scalpel surgery 

  • Potentially less scarring

  • Safe and effective out-patient/same-day surgery for many skin conditions

  • Less painful in many case

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