Watch Edward M. Zimmerman, MD, the president of the American Board of Laser Surgery, use his LightScalpel laser to perform upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty surgeries, as well as periocular skin resurfacing after a blepharoplasty procedure.
LightScalpel Laser Blepharoplasty (upper eyelid)
Some advantages for cosmetic surgeons when using a LightScalpel CO2 laser instead of a scalpel include:
- Minimized bleeding – As the laser beam vaporizes tissue, it seals small blood vessels. Reduced bleeding makes laser blepharoplasty surgery faster and easier for the surgeon.
- Reduced risk of scarring – Areas that are touched by the CO2 laser beam heal with less wound contraction and scarring due to the reduced amount of myofibroblasts formed at the surgical site.
- Less swelling and discomfort – The CO2 laser beam seals lymphatics which result in less post-operative swelling and discomfort.
- Faster recovery time – Reduced trauma, minimized bleeding, less pain and swelling lead to faster initial recovery times.
LightScalpel Laser Blepharoplasty (lower eyelid)
Some of the advantages that the LightScalpel laser has over other CO2 lasers include:
- Improved maneuverability and ergonomics – Most other CO2 lasers use articulated arms as a delivery system. Articulated arms are a series of jointed metal tubes. LightScalpel’s delivery system uses a flexible fiber. The flexible fiber allows surgeons to freely move and navigate the surgical site with ease.
- Laser handpiece tip to tissue distance – Most articulated arm laser handpiece tips need to be held 2 to 3 centimeters away from the tissue while in use. LightScalpel laser handpieces only need to be 1 to 3 millimeters away from the target tissue, making laser surgery like using a pen.
Freehand Skin Resurfacing with a LightScalpel Laser
The flexible fiber and lightweight handpiece enables Dr. Zimmerman to perform skin resurfacing freehand.
Did a quad bleph and vaporized elevated lesions on face. Machine and variable spot size handpiece performed perfectly and air purge dialed down exactly as you showed me. Very cool machine. Definitely an upgrade!
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Edward Zimmerman, MD
Las Vegas Laser & Lipo, Las Vegas, NV
I purchased my Luxar SP-20 in 1996 and used it in my cosmetic surgical practice for fully ablative skin resurfacing, upper and lower blepharoplasty, removing skin lesions, earlobe surgery, labiaplasty, etc. It was truly a remarkable device, dependable and user friendly, combining precision cutting and ablation with simultaneous hemostasis and minimal thermal damage. Recently, when it needed CO2 replenishment, I was informed that parts for the Luxar were no longer being produced and was offered the opportunity to upgrade to its successor. Reluctantly, I parted with my old friend and purchased the LightScalpel LS-2010. I have used it almost daily since and am most impressed. With its incredible power, tipless adjustable handpiece, more flexible mastless fiber, variable air purge settings, customizable menu, and more easy calibration, it is a definite improvement upon its superb predecessor.
Richard Fisher, MD, DABLS
Peoria Cosmetic Surgery, Peoria, AZ
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Some of the blepharoplasty related indications that the LightScalpel laser can be utilized for ophthalmologists, cosmetic, and plastic surgeons include:
- Blepharoplasty (Lower Eyelid)
- Blepharoplasty (Upper Eyelid)
- Brow Ptosis Repair
- Upper Eyelid Blepharoptosis
- Lid Retraction
- Canthus Repair and Lid Repair
- Floppy Eyelid Syndrome
- Laser skin resurfacing
- Wrinkles, rhytids, and furrows