Skin cells that create pigmentation create the dark growths and lesions called moles, new growths that appear in a variety of sizes ranging from pin-sized to an inch or more in diameter. Most people have moles and many are hereditary. Moles that change size and colour may indicate cancer or other skin diseases and should be removed. Most moles cause cosmetic concerns however and can be removed through a variety of techniques, including laser surgery.
While most moles are benign and easily respond to the cosmetic procedure, moles that are recent developments and that change in size, shape or appearance need to undergo a biopsy to ensure there is no cancer present. If there is a possibility that the mole is cancerous, the entire mole and a significant amount of surrounding skin must be surgically removed.
The size and shape of a mole is important when deciding if laser surgery is the best method to remove the skin lesion. The effects of the intense targeted light from the laser penetrate into the top layer of skin. Bursts of radiation from the laser light vaporize the skin. The underlying skin is left intact and there is no bleeding associated with the method. Most moles require at least two or three treatments before they are completely eradicated.
While certain practitioners favor cutting and shaving as the preferred methods for removing moles, these methods can leave scars and are often difficult to perform in sensitive areas, such as the face and ears. Lasers are easily positioned to target small, hard-to-reach areas and are also more useful for removing multiple moles at the same time.
Side effects are rare following laser mole surgery, the most common side effect changes in skin colour. Dark-skinned people may have lighter areas of new skin growth where the laser was used and fair-skinned people sometimes are left with darker skin patches. The abnormal skin pigmentation often disappears in time.
Laser removal of warts
Laser surgery uses an intense beam of light, or laser, to burn and destroy the wart tissue. It is usually done in a doctor's office or clinic. A local or general anaesthetic may be used, depending on the number of warts to be removed or the size of the area to be treated.
Warts are one of the most common infections caused by a microscopic virus that infects the skin. Warts removal is a safe, effective and relatively painless procedure that can be used on even the most sensitive body parts. Laser warts removal can also be used to prevent warts from reoccurring.
Laser warts removal involves targeting the wart with a laser; the laser passes through the upper layer of the skin called the epidermis and targets the tiny blood vessels that feed the wart near the dermis, the middle layer of skin. Laser warts removal kills the blood vessels feeding the wart, effectively starving it until it dries up and falls off. The laser kills only the wart infected area and leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed and undamaged.
Laser warts removal treatment does not cause the discomfort often associated with other types of warts removal and is safe for adults and children of all ages. The number of warts removal treatments required to permanently remove warts depends on the size, location and number of warts. Simple warts may only need a single treatment whereas deeper, stubborn warts may require several laser warts removal treatments. Common warts are usually found on fingers, hands, knees and elbows &beard. A common wart has a rough surface that may look like cauliflower with black dots in the centre. It is a small, hard, dome-shaped bump.
Flat warts are tiny in size with flat tops and are smoother than other warts. They can be pink, light brown or yellow and often occur in clusters on the face, arms, hands, knees. Plantar warts are very uncomfortable and often painful as they occur on the soles of the feet. Filiform warts look like fingers. They are flesh coloured and usually occur on or around the mouth, eyes or nose. Laser warts removal treatment effectively and permanently remove warts on fingers, fingernails, face, feet, hands, elbows, knee & scalp