Plastic Surgery & Dermatology

Plastic Surgery and LightScalpel CO2 Lasers

The LightScalpel LS-2010 CO2 Laser System is FDA cleared and intended for use in Plastic Surgery and Dermatology laser surgery procedures for incision, excision, ablation, and vaporization of soft tissue for performance of or treatment of:

  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Laser dermabrasion
  • Laser burn debridement
  • Wrinkles, rhytids, and furrows
  • Keratosis
    • including actinic and seborrheic keratosis, seborrhoecae vulgares, seborrheci wart, and verruca seborrheica
  • Vermillionectomy of the lip
  • Cutaneous horns
  • Solar/actinic elastosis
  • Cheilitis
    • including actinic cheilitis
  • Lentigines
    • including lentigo maligna or Hutchinson’s malignant freckle
  • Uneven pigmentation/dyschromia
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Keloids
    • including acne keloidalis nuchae
  • Hemangiomas
    • including Buccal, port wine, and pyogenic granulomas/granuloma, pyogenicum/granuloma telagiectaticum
  • Telangiectasias
  • Removal of small skin tumors
    • including periungual (Koenen) and subungual fibromas
  • Superficial pigmented lesions
  • Adenosebaceous hypertrophy or sebaceous hyperplasia
  • Rhinophyma reduction
  • Cutaneous papilloma (skin tags)
  • Milia
  • Debridement of eczematous or infected skin
  • Basal and squamous cell carcinoma
    • including keratoacanthomas, Bowen’s disease (Erythroplasia of Queyrat), and Bowenoid Papulosis (BP) lesions
  • Nevi
    • including spider, epidermal, and protruding
  • Neurofibromas
  • Laser de-epithelialization
  • Trichoepitheliomas
  • Xanthelasma palpebrarum
  • Syringoma
  • Complete or partial nail matrixectomy
  • Benign / malignant vascular / avascular skin lesions
  • Mohs surgery
  • Lipectomy
  • Verrucae and seborrhoecae vulgares
    • including: paronychial, periungal, and subungual warts
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Hair transplantation site preparation
Cosmetic and Dermatology CO2 Laser
Laser Tissue InteractionSimplified laser tissue interaction diagram.
LightScalpel CO2 Lasers in Dermatology

The CO2 laser beam photo-thermally cuts and coagulates the soft tissue at the same time. LightScalpel’s SuperPulse CO2 laser’s excellent cutting/ablation properties are due to a high absorption coefficient (approx. 650 cm-1) in the water-rich soft tissue. LightScalpel’s SuperPulse CO2 laser’s excellent coagulation/hemostasis properties are due to a close match between its coagulation/hemostasis depth of approx 50 micrometers and the sub-50 micrometer diameters of the blood vessel capillaries in the sub-epithelial/sub-epidermal tissue.

LightScalpel CO2 surgical lasers are designed for a broad range of clinical applications where it brings the following advantages over conventional treatment:

  • Improved access to some areas, compared to the scalpel
  • Reduced operative time in some procedures
  • Tissue sculpting ability
  • Easier removal of lesions without distortion of surrounding tissue
  • Less bleeding, often with less trauma
  • Less need for suturing
  • Reduced postoperative discomfort
  • Minimized edema
testimonial author
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!

It’s the difference between a Chevy Malibu and a Bentley Continental GT...both good, reliable cars, but the Bentley gets you there quicker, more precisely, more comfortably and in Style, Babe!!

Edward Zimmerman, MD
President, American Board of Laser Surgery
Fellow, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery; American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery; European Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; American Society of Liposuction Surgery;
American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery;
American College of Phlebology
2009 Best of Las Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Award
2010, 2012, and 2014 America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumer’s Research Council of America
2011 and 2012 Leading Physician of the World Award
2011 and 2012 Top Cosmetic Surgeon in Las Vegas, NV Award
2013 and 2014 Silver State “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” Award
Las Vegas Laser & Lipo, Las Vegas, NV
testimonial author
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 D. Fisher, MD
Peoria, AZ
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