VIDEO – Understanding the Benefits and Uses of Lasers in Veterinary Dermatology

    As veterinary medicine continues to evolve, so do the tools and technologies that veterinary professionals use to improve animal health. One such technology is the CO2 laser, which has been used in veterinary medicine for many years. Recently, we had the pleasure of coming across an informative video featuring Dr. Mona Boord of Animal Dermatology Clinic in Tustin, CA, where she discussed the benefits and uses of lasers in veterinary medicine.

    Dr. Boord has been using lasers in her practice since the early 90s and notes that they can improve the quality of life for patients. With a laser, many surgeries that would be difficult to perform with a scalpel become much more feasible, and they offer numerous benefits for animal patients.

    One significant benefit of using a CO2 laser in veterinary surgery is that it provides a clean surgical field with reduced bleeding, which ultimately means less pain and faster recovery for the animal. As Dr. Boord explains, this is especially important for dermatology patients with multiple lesions requiring surgery. With a laser, these can be removed quickly and efficiently, reducing the time the animal needs to spend under anesthesia and in recovery.

    Another application of the CO2 laser that Dr. Boord highlights in the video is for treating interdigital cysts in overweight animals. These cysts can be a persistent problem, requiring multiple medical treatments, but laser surgery can remove them effectively and efficiently, leading to quicker healing and fewer recurrent issues.

    At VetScalpel, we are proud to offer a wide range of CO2 laser products to meet the needs of veterinary professionals. Our products are designed to provide precision, speed, and safety, helping you confidently perform surgeries and procedures. To learn more about how VetScalpel lasers can be used for dermatological procedures, click here.

    To learn more about Dr. Boord and Aminal Dermatology Clinic, visit www.animaldermatology.com.