Advanced medicine or science fiction?
No one enjoys the prick of an anesthesia needle. A new study shows that more than 20 million Americans suffer from needle-phobia.
A revolution in this field will occur when a new technology, the liquid needle, will take over and eliminate the pain involved with using a conventional syringe.
Using laser, microscopic “shots” of anesthetic penetrate the skin to allow painless anesthesia.
Anesthetic will penetrate the tissues through a hole no wider than a string of hair, in lightning speed. The amount needed will also be reduced due to the effectiveness of this method.
How does it work?
The anesthetic is stored in a one compartment and separated from a water compartment by a membrane.
Air bubbles from the water compartment, activated by laser pulses and pressure, insert the anesthetic – no needle, no prick, no injury and no pain!
There are many implications:
Our clinic is monitoring this technology closely, and promises to implement it once it becomes available.