The CO2 is a surgical laser tool used for the removal of skin lesions. The laser emits a focused beam of energy, which basically vaporises a very thin layer of tissue, allowing us to completely and precisely remove the unwanted lesion, leaving the surrounding tissue intact.
The precision of the laser allows us to only remove the desired tissue, and the regenerative benefits using CO2 laser means any scarring is minimal and much closer to the appearance of the surrounding skin. Often there will be no scar at all.
The laser seals off any blood vessels so there is generally no bleeding, which also means the infection risk is much lower than surgical removal.
A local anaesthetic is always used prior to treatment with the CO2 laser. It provides results, in as little as a single treatment.
CO2 laser can be used for:
- Skin tags
- Selected moles
- Seborrheic keratosis