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Laser Skin Welding offer new hopes to hospitals and the medical industry as the newest and best surgical sutures for patients under-going surgery.

High-tech laser skin welding is showing promise as the surgical needle and thread of the future. The new technique uses a smart laser that corrects its own temperature as it works, sealing wounds whilst allowing the internal tissue to heal more quickly after operations and accidents.

Scientists at the Tel Aviv University have already successfully carried out clinical trials using the high-tech laser beam to heal surgical incisions.

Laser Skin Welding

“The technique of sewing the human body with needle and thread is an old one that has existed for thousand of years,” said Prof. Abraham Katzir.

The new method leaves less scarring than traditional stitches and also reduces the risk of infection.

“Sutures or stitches are not watertight, and blood or urine can pass through cuts, causing severe infection,” Katzir explained.

The concept of laser skin welding is not a new one. The first lasers developed to heal surgical wounds were proposed decades ago, however these earlier prototypes burned the skin and the tests were abandoned.

Katzir’s new technique avoids that problem by utilizing a smart laser that corrects its temperature as it works. The laser heats up a special biological glue smeared on the sides of the incision. When the glue heats up to the correct temperature, the glue thickens and creates a hard shell that protects the wound and allows it it heal.

Researchers new believe that laser skin welding could be used by paramedic crews to heal wounds at the scene of accidents. It could also offer great benefits for plastic surgery techniques and battlefield wounds.

“It could allow soldiers to heal each other on contact with a laser wand,” Katzir added.

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