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Benign skin lesions: a skin condition that can affect anyone and that I can use laser to remove effectively.
In every surgical congress there is always a discussion about whether we should remove skin lesions with a scalpel or with laser treatment. A very informative study published in 2011 gives the answer to this question. The study proved that laser ablation (laser removal), and in particular the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, is an excellent alternative treatment for hatulitis. Laser therapy offers the right solution, especially in cases of malignant skin lesions (known as lentigo maligna) when surgery or radiation therapy is not possible.
Laser treatment for skin lesions uses intense rays of light to destroy the abnormal cells in the skin. Previously, excision and cutting were the more common methods of removing skin lesions. Laser removal is particularly suitable for sensitive areas, such as the face or ears, and can also be helpful in removing multiple moles at the same time.
When should I prefer laser therapy to surgical removal of a skin lesion?
The advantages of laser therapy are given and include several aspects: On the one hand, there is less need for pain medication after the treatment. Furthermore, the lesion cells of the skin are treated with precise beam energy. This in turn improves the healing response and promotes collagen production to restore the skin. The laser treatment also offers better lymph drainage, which leads to less swelling and ensures improved blood circulation in the treated skin.
How is the skin lesion removed by the laser?
A laser is used to heat the cells or tissues. The cells are cut up or they burst. The laser beam is absorbed by the skin lesion, which is broken up and absorbed by the body as it heals. Because the laser seals the blood vessels, no stitches are required.
Skin Lesion Removal: Laser Removal
How long does laser skin lesion removal take?
It depends on the technique used and the extent of the skin lesions. You will get an idea of this if we have an informative discussion with me before the start of the treatment.
Does it hurt? Will I feel the laser?
The laser treatment itself is not painful at all. The local anesthetic given before the procedure, like any injection, may sting a little. But once it starts working, you won't feel the laser treatment anymore. Before starting the procedure, I always check that the area is numb.
How long is the healing time?
The treated areas of the skin heal like a small burn. It takes about 10-14 days for the skin to achieve a smooth pink mark. This color will then fade in the following weeks.
What will the skin look like after laser treatment?
Immediately after the procedure, the skin lesions will be dissolved and a small red mark will be left in their place. This is covered with a little ointment and a small bandage that can be removed the next morning. The red mark will then crust over the following days before falling off to leave a smooth new skin.
"I have 3 different laser devices in my practice - CO2, ND-YAG and Erbium - with which I can always remove all skin changes effectively and without complications."
Should I pay attention to something special after the procedure?
48 hours after the operation, you must keep the wound dry and then gently clean it every day. You must also keep the treated area out of the sun until the wound heals, because exposure to the sun on a fresh wound will lead to increased pigmentation of the skin.
When can I return to work?
All of my patients can return to work immediately in most cases as laser removal is not very aggressive.
How long should i wait before wearing makeup?
If you want to apply makeup to the area, you can do so after the scab has fallen off and the area is smooth, which is usually done after 10 days.
Why should I choose laser therapy for skin lesions?
Laser removal is much less "invasive" than surgical excision because the skin is not broken or incised, resulting in a minor burn than a wound from an incision. Since the skin is not cut, it does not need to form a scar to heal. It also means that the chances of infection are much lower and the healing times are faster.
When it comes to birthmarks, what type of birthmark can you laser treat?
Some birthmarks are less suitable for laser removal; If, after examining the mole, I suspect that it would be safer to do a biopsy, e.g. if the mole has recently changed in size or color, I recommend the traditional surgical method of removal so that the sample can be examined. Using a laser means that the birthmark is effectively "burned" and nothing is left for analysis.
Are the lasers usually safe?
The Class 4 medical lasers that I have in the office are the most advanced technology for removing skin cells. Small and powerful medical lasers have been widely used since the 1980s after a long period of research and development. They are considered completely safe for use in a medical setting and are incredibly effective for removing skin lesions. The only important safety requirement is that you wear the glasses I provided to protect your eyes from the laser.
Skin lesions cost
In my practice, your well-being and an optimal result is our top priority. Every patient has an individuality, whose needs are the focus of my treatments. A blanket statement of the costs is therefore not always possible. We therefore ask for your understanding that we cannot provide any generally applicable prices for skin lesions. The costs of each surgical treatment also depend on your personal starting position and your wishes.
Are you interested in a skin lesion and want to find out more about the prices? Write us a message and arrange your consultation! We can only make you a customized, personal and binding cost estimate as part of a medical examination!
The prices for a skin lesion start from 500 CHF. A specific, individually tailored offer will be prepared for you after a personal consultation with a clinical examination.
Skin lesions at a glance
|Procedure duration:||depending on the type and size of the lesion|
|Sun exposure:||yes with sun protection + 50SPF|
|Complementary treatments:||Surgical removal|
|Costs:||from CHF 500 (including surgery fee (with consultation and aftercare), technical service of the operating room, scar ointment)|
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