Since the advent of Laser technology, the surgical advancements using laser have been tremendous. The laser surgeries are of many kinds. The kind of laser surgery usually depends on the kind of laser being used and the kind of surgery it is being used for. Some of the most common types of Laser surgeries have been discussed here:
Laser eye surgery:
When we talk about laser eye surgery, we usually mean LASIK which is the short form for “Laser Assisted in situ Keratomileusis.” This is the procedure used to correct myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. The Excimer laser is used to vaporize the corneal tissue to reshape it for a better vision and focus on the retina of the eye.
Other Laser eye treatments:
Laser also has it’s benefits in the treatment of other types of eye diseases, for example in the diseases of cataracts and retinal detachment a procedure is used known as cryopexy which is a way to freeze certain areas of the eye tissue in yourbody using laser.
Cosmetic laser surgery for face:
In this procedure the laser is used to stimulate the collagen layer of the deep skin for further growth and reshaping for better aesthetic results of the facial skin.
Cosmetic laser surgery for varicose veins.
This technique involves the use of low intensity laser beams to treat the areas of body where the veins of yourbody have resurfaced in an abnormal manner making the appearance of the area undesirable.
Cosmetic laser surgery for hair transplants:
The lasertreatments for hair transplants have only been established for the recovery phase after the hair transplant surgery due to its healing affects. Nonetheless, the low intensity Laser Luce LDS 100 system has been reported to show beneficial results in enhancing and stimulating the growth of thinning and damaged hair on the scalp.
Cosmetic laser surgery to remove skin abnormalities:
This treatment involves the facial resurfacing where the area of acne or scar is exposed to the laser. The laser burns the area by vaporizing the superficial layers of the skin making the space for new skin to grow. A licensed cosmetic surgeon must be consulted to findout if you can tolerate these procedures.
Laser treatment for teeth whitening.
The laser treatment for teeth whitening includes the application of a special whitening gel to your teeth. A high intensity laser beam is then applied to the gel which bleaches your teeth in the span of two hours. These are the temporary results and the whitening will wear off slowly in the period of six months to two years. This procedure can be repeated as many times as desired.