Carbon Dioxide Laser Vaporisation
The carbon dioxide laser can be used as a surgical tool for excising skin lesions in patients who are on drugs to reduce blood-clotting as the light seals small blood vessels as it burns through them.
One of the first clinical investigations Dr Neil Walker undertook was the use of the carbon dioxide laser for treating superficial skin cancers and there are still instances where this technique is appropriate. Amongst other conditions for which carbon dioxide laser vaporisation may be appropriate are cutaneous lymphangiomas, persistent painful warts, Darier’s disease and Hailey-Hailey disease. At Stratum Clinic, Oxford we have the very latest Syneron CO2RE Laser with precise fractionation if required.