LUMPS, BUMPS & BENIGN SKIN LESIONS
Lumps, bumps and benign skin lesions can occur on the face or anywhere on the body. The treatment of these lesions depends on whether they are worrying ones that may be cancerous or precancerous or just benign, non-concerning fleshy growths or moles. Benign lumps and bumps are far more common and can be removed by laser treatment
Lumps, Bumps and Benign Skin Lesions
Our simple, effective lesion removal with laser treatment involves a highly focused beam of light that removes layers of the skin until the area is flush with the skin again. The depth of beam penetration can be adjusted on an individual basis to strategically destroy micro-thin layers of the lesion. It does all this without harming surrounding tissue, thereby minimising the risk of scarring.
The treated area will be red initially and may bleed a little. As it recovers it will form a scab and then once the scab goes the skin beneath will be a little pink. This lasts two for several weeks as the skin re-pigments to match the rest of the skin. Occasionally the area left is slightly paler than the rest of the skin
WARTS & VERRUCAS
Warts can present themselves in many different ways and will eventually naturally disappear but this can take many years. Dr Phillips offers a quick solution to warts with laser treatments that treat and remove warts. Verrucas are also readily treatable with laser therapy, again offering a quick solution to this painful problem.
- Treatments for a wide range of warts and verrucae use precise ablation of warts followed by destruction of the blood vessels feeding the wart, causing the wart to ‘die’.
- The antibacterial effects promote faster healing and reduce the possibility of recurrence.
- Unlike other techniques there is no need to remove any extra tissue, no anaesthesia required and there is no special post-procedure skin care necessary.
A skin tag is a small, soft, flesh-colored benign skin growth, often on a stalk. Skin tags are probably the single most common bump on adult skin. Skin tags are harmless but can be an irritating skin problem, catching on clothes and jewellery. Skin tags tend to occur on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds, and under breasts, essentially the areas the body has some friction.
Treatment is simple with the laser and are removed in one session.
A cyst is a sac-like pocket of membranous tissue that contains fluid, air, or other substances. Cysts can grow almost anywhere in your body or under your skin. There are many different types of cysts generally they are benign (non-cancerous) and are easily treatable with a laser. You will see a noticeable reduction in the cyst after your first treatment. Dr Phillips will always assess any cyst carefully before treatment.