Laser surgery is surgery using a laser to cut tissue instead of a scalpel. Examples include the use of a laser scalpel in otherwise conventional surgery, and soft tissue laser surgery, in which the laser beam vaporizes soft tissue with high water content. Laser resurfacing is a technique in which molecular bonds of a material are dissolved by a laser. Laser Surgery can dramatically improve the look and feel of your skin.

There are a number of different types of lasers that differ in emitted light wavelengths and power ranges and in their ability to clot, cut, or vaporize tissue. Among the commonly used lasers are the pulsed-dye laser, the YAG laser, the CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser, the argon laser, the excimer laser, the KTP laser, and the diode laser.

To find out if laser skin resurfacing is right for you, please contact Julio Garcia, MD, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic online or by phone at (702) 870-0058 to arrange a consultation. Dr. Garcia serves patients nationwide from his office in Las Vegas.

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