Laser Assisted skin Surgery
Laser Assisted Excisions of Nevi, benign and malignant skin lesions
Did you know that we don’t use traditional scalpels in our clinic?
CO2 Laser incision, excision, ablation, vaporization and coagulation are used widely in dermatology, plastic surgery, oral surgery, general surgery, and many others. Since 1998, we have been successfully utilizing CO2 lasers in almost all skin surgeries.
From our extensive experience with use of CO2 laser in dermatologic procedures, a highly focused laser beam brings less post-operative discomfort and a significantly decreases amount of bleeding during the procedure itself, which helps with the appearance of a post-excision scar*.
CO2 lasers are significantly more difficult to operate than a typical scalpel, which is why not every doctor will use them. Operating laser requires skills that you can only gain through years of experience. Dr. Jozef Tryzno has proven his skills in use of lasers in medicine and surgery, due to his long term committeemen he has been nominated a Fellow by the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
After your procedure, it's highly important that you do your part to take care of your skin to ensure the best possible results:
- Following your provided post-operative instructions is extremely important in the first few weeks after your procedure
- Remember that your healing wound is going to be extremely sensitive to muscle movement. For example: if you had an excision on your calf, stay away from bicycling, running, squatting, or other strenuous activities. The sutures used after an excision are much stronger than your skin, and will tear through with too much muscle tension.
- Avoid constant irritation for a fresh scar in later stages of healing. Please remember, it might take up to 6 months for skin heal and regenerate.
Finally, no matter what procedure you had, whether a laser or scalpel was used for the excision, it is important to acknowledge that kids, teenagers and young adults are at very high risk of keloid scarring.
*Every patient is unique, and cosmetic results can vary between patients. No two laser treatments will get same results – even if performed by the same physician on patients with similar conditions.
Visit our Dermatologic Surgery page to learn which Surgical Dermatology Services we offer.