carbon dioxide laser

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carbon dioxide laser

Abbreviation: CO2 laser
A gas-produced colorless laser with a wavelength of 10,600 nm (infrared), used in dermatological surgeries to remove scars, wrinkles, and solar skin damage. Carbon dioxide lasers can also be used as a scalpel in stereotactic neurosurgeries and gynecological surgeries.

Patient care

Laser precautions must be observed. The staff support the patient by answering questions and explaining the need for eye covering during the procedure. The procedure is documented in a laser log.

See also: laser

carbon dioxide laser

a form of therapeutic laser light, used to destroy tissue; short-pulse CO2 laser has been shown to be effective in nail matrisectomy


a device which generates an extremely intense, small and nearly nondivergent beam of monochromatic radiation in the visible region, with all the waves in phase; capable of mobilizing immense heat and power when focused at close range, it is used as a tool in surgery, in diagnosis, and in physiological studies. Laser is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.
Used also as a modern version of acupuncture and considered to be the biggest breakthrough in that technology for 5000 years. It provides a quick, painless and noninvasive method of point stimulation.

argon laser
used in ophthalmic surgery and in photodynamic surgery of the skin.
carbon dioxide laser
used in microsurgery and ophthalmic procedures.
low-energy laser therapy
used for wound healing and pain relief; includes visible red helium-neon lasers, invisible infrared gallium-arsenide lasers and gallium-aluminum-arsenid lasers.
laser therapy
in acupuncture the application of low intensity laser to acupuncture points.
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Carbon dioxide lasers (gas medium; recommended output = 3-10W; wavelength: 10,600nm) have a very high water absorption coefficient, regardless of the colour of the tissue.
In addition to smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, Orringer says patients who undergo fractionated carbon dioxide laser treatment can expect a more even skin tone, as well as results that last for years, not weeks or months.
Anesthesia for carbon dioxide laser microsurgery of the larynx.
This study is intended to expand upon previously published studies, specifically The Effect of Conditioned Media of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells on Wound Healing after Ablative Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing(2013 Zhou, et al.
Joshi and his coworkers focus a pair of beams from a carbon dioxide laser operating at two slightly different frequencies - and a beam of electrons on the same point in a chamber filled with hydrogen.
Patel, is the inventor of the carbon dioxide laser and led all of the Physics and Materials Science Research effort at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1981 to 1993.
To get this result, he and his co-workers directed light from a carbon dioxide laser, operating at a wavelength of 10.
She was treated with carbon dioxide laser excision.
Accelerated healing of carbon dioxide laser burns in rats treated with composite polyurethane dressings.

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