Laser surgery for pets suffering from certain skin conditions is one of the innovative ways that Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic and Dr. Duclos strive to provide the best care to our pet patients. Read on to learn why we are so proud to offer expertise in this area.
All About Laser Surgery for Pets
Surgery can often be an intimidating experience for pet owners. Anesthesia, surgical complications, and post-operative healing can all be big worries to overcome. When pets with dermatological conditions need surgery, be it to decrease the size of mass or growth, remove abnormal tissue, or something altogether different, we want to give them the absolute best care possible.
Instead of a traditional scalpel blade we utilize a surgical laser. Surgical lasers are also called CO2, or carbon dioxide, lasers. They work by discharging electricity through a gas-filled tube, producing a fine stream of infrared light. This light is not visible to the naked eye, but is very powerful and able to cut through most soft tissues.