Clinical Uses

LightScalpel Lasers are used by several medical specialties

The LightScalpel LS-1005 and LS-2010 CO2 Laser Systems are FDA cleared and intended for use in laser surgery procedures for incision, excision, vaporization, ablation, and/or coagulation of soft tissue in specialties such as: general surgery, dermatology, gynecology, dentistry and oral surgery, otorhinolaryngology (ENT), plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, podiatry, and urology.

Dermatology / Plastic Surgery:

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; vermilionectomy 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 & 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; and hair transplantation site preparation.

Dental and Oral Surgery:

Gingivectomy – Removal of hyperplasias; gingivoplasty; papillectomy; vestibuloplasty; epulis; sulcular debridement; removal of soft tissue, cysts, and fibroma (non-malignant tumor, mucosa, tongue); extraction site hemostasis; treatment of ulcerous lesions, including aphthous ulcers; a heat source to activate tooth bleaching materifrals; Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (cementum-mediated periodontal ligament new attachment to the root surface in the absence of long junctional epithelium); Frenum release / frenectomy; abscess (drainage); flap surgery; biopsy (incisional & excisional); aphthous ulcers (incision & excision); excision & ablation of lesions, benign & malignant lesions, oral cavity tumors, and hemangiomas; salivary gland pathologies; preprosthetic gum preparation, leukoplakia; partial glossectomy; periodontal gum resection; homeostasis; operculectomy; crown lengthening (soft tissue); incision of infection when used with antibiotic therapy; extraction site hemostasis.

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT:

Laser incision, excision, ablation, vaporization, and / or photocoagulation of soft tissue for the treatment of: leukoplakia, including oral, larynx, uvula, palatal, and upper lateral pharyngeal tissue; adult and juvenile papillomatosis polyps; lymphangioma removal; removal of recurrent papillomas in the oral cavity, nasal cavity, larynx, pharynx, and trachea, including the uvula, palatal, upper lateral pharyngeal tissue, tongue, and vocal cords; stenosis, including subglottic stenosis; tonsillectomy (including tonsillar cryptolysis and neoplasma) and tonsil ablation / tonsillotomy; benign and malignant tumors and fibromas (oral); superficial lesions of the ear, including chondrodermatitis nondularis chronica helices / Winkler’s disease; uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP, laser UPPP); turbinectomy and turbinate reduction / ablation; septal spur ablation/reduction and septoplasty; partial glossectomy; tumor resection of oral, subfacial, and neck tissues; rhinophyma; verrucae vulgares (warts); gingivoplasty / gingivectomy.

Podiatry:

Laser excision, ablation, and /or vaporization of soft tissue for the reduction, removal and/or treatment of: Verrucae vulgares / plantar warts, including paronychial, periungual, and subungual warts; fungal nail treatment; matrixectomy – partial and complete; porokeratoma ablation; neuromas/fibromas, including Morton’s neuroma removal; ingrown toenail treatment; debridement of ulcers; treatment of other soft tissue lesions.

And much more…

Ask your doctor if you are a candidate for LightScalpel laser surgery.

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CO2 is the gold standard for laser technology, for soft tissue procedures… (diodes) are inefficient compared to the speed of CO2… CO2 simply cuts and ablates tissue much faster.

Does the laser pay for itself in terms of the vast amount of time it’s saving me, the lack of needing second appointments and followups? Absolutely. Take troughing for example – the laser quickly eliminates 15-20 minutes of cord-packing time. Multiply that out – having done crowns for over 20 years with the laser – efficiency is a huge cost saver for me.

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Dr. Alan Winner, DDS
New York, NY
Surgical Lasers in Operation
oral laser surgery
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