A local numbing cream is used to provide anaesthesia. The resultant scar tissue is also usually less evident as compared to other methods of removal.
Milia are keratin containing cysts that appear as small whitish bumps, usually on the cheeks and nose.
They can be round or oval in shape .They can be flat or raised.
Most moles are benign although some may turn cancerous. It is important to look out for signs that may indicate cancerous changes.
New spots on the skin or a change in size, shape or color of an existing mole may indicate cancerous change. The ABCDE method may help you determine if an abnormal skin growth may be cancerous:
Other melanoma symptoms may include:
Luckily most moles are Benign and can have a recurrence rate of 20% to 30% even after laser removal or electrocautery. Repeated sessions may be needed. It is important to avoid sunlight and apply sunblock regularly.
Warts and skin tags are common unsightly skin growths.
A skin tag is a tiny, benign outpouching of skin that is typically connected to the underlying skin by a thin stalk. Skin tags look like tiny bits of “hanging” skin and typically occur at sites where clothing rubs against the skin or where there is skin-to-skin friction, such as the underarms, neck, upper chest, and groin.
Warts are harmless skin growths caused by a virus. They can grow on any part of the body, like on the face, along the forearms or on the finger. Warts have a rough surface on which tiny, dark dots can often be seen. On pressure areas like the palms or the soles, they appear flat. Warts on the sole (called plantar warts) grow inward from the pressure of standing and walking and are often painful.
Compared with warts, skin tags are:
Moles, warts, milia and skin tags can be removed by:
A numbing cream or local anaesthetic injection will be first used to numb the skin.
CO2 laser or Surgitron RF treatment can remove the moles,skin tags,warts and milia with minimal pain.
Because the CO2 laser or Surgitron RF treatment seal the blood vessels and remove the tissues by vaporization, there is no need for cutting or suturing.
There is very little bleeding and scarring is also kept to the minimum.
Warts may recur after laser removal so repeated sessions may be required.
This requires the use of a Q switch Nd:Yag Laser. Depending on the colours of the tattoo, some may require multiple sessions. Speak to us for more information on tattoo removal.
Rosacea is a chronic condition characterized by facial erythema. Pimples are sometimes included as part of the definition. Unless it affects the eyes, it is typically a harmless cosmetic condition.
Rosacea typically begins as redness on the central face across the cheeks, nose, or forehead, but can also less commonly affect the neck, chest, ears, and scalp.
Dermatological vascular lasers or Intense Pulsed Light machines offer one of the best treatments for rosacea, in particular the erythema (redness) of the skin. They use light to penetrate the epidermis to target the capillaries in the dermis layer of the skin.
With a sufficient number of treatments, this method may even eliminate the redness altogether, though additional periodic treatments will likely be necessary to remove newly-formed capillaries.
Telangiectasias are small blood vessels on the skin. They may develop anywhere within the body but can be easily seen in the skin (face and legs), mucous membranes, and whites of the eyes. Usually, they do not cause symptoms. However, some telangiectasias may be prone to bleeding and cause significant problems. Common causes of spider veins include alcohol use, aging and sun exposure.
During laser treatment, a laser is applied to the skin over your spider veins. Laser energy causes your spider veins to coagulate and shrink. Laser therapy is most effective for small and medium size spider veins. You are likely to experience mild discomfort similar to having a small rubber band snapping against skin. Depending on your tolerance levels, you may opt to use a numbing cream prior to laser treatment. Immediately following treatment, spider veins will be darker and more visible.
An average of three to six treatments will be required at monthly intervals to produce desired results.
Disclaimer: Results may vary according to individuals
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