A team of applied physicists at Tel Aviv University have developed an efficient and safe way of using laser energy to close incisions in the skin that they say could also be used on cuts inside the body. They also say skin and internal tissue to heal more quickly after operations and accidents.
The team was led by Prof. Abraham Katzir, who found a way to maintain laser temperature so that the incision is sealed to minimize the risk of infection and scars and speed healing.
Katzir says the development is "a groundbreaking medical technology" and could also be used quickly and easily by medics on the battlefield and at road accidents, as well as by plastic surgeons and other surgical specialists.
[Source: New York Daily News/The Aesthetic Blog]