As one of the most exciting and innovative scientific achievements to date, laser technology is being utilized throughout the health care community. Dr. Roach uses one of the newest lasers, the ultra-pulse carbon dioxide laser, to perform multiple surgical procedures. Utilizing laser technology minimizes postoperative pain, swelling, and bleeding.
What is a laser?
The word "laser" is an acronym, which stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A surgical laser, such as the CO2 laser, is a beam of light capable of removing unwanted tissue, such as scarred, lined, wrinkled and otherwise imperfect skin. The laser vaporizes skin cells by emitting bursts of radiation that are absorbed by water in these cells. Laser light penetrates to a very precise, controlled depth, making the procedure safe and predictable, while reducing the risk of scarring or pigmentation problems.