With laser surgery, as shown in this brief video, tissue is cut using a beam of light instead of a steel blade. The beam vaporizes tissue with high water content.
Three benefits of laser surgical technique (laser surgery):
- Reduced bleeding: in laser surgery, while cutting tissue, the laser instantly cauterizes small blood vessels, which makes the surgery easier.
- Reduced pain and swelling: the beam of light also seals nerve endings and small lymph vessels, which lessens oedema and pain.
- Reduced risk of infection: since there is no contact between the skin and the instrument, there is no risk of direct contamination of the surgical site. The heat created by the beam of light also vaporizes pathogens in its path and therefore further sterilizes the incision.
All of these laser surgery benefits make post-operative recovery more comfortable and faster.