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SKIN LESIONS & SCARRING

Skin lesions encompass a multitude of bumps and pigmented lesions on the skin. Many of these are treatable with the laser including skin tags, red spots (haemangiomas), warts, sun spots and more. Dr Phillips can also significantly reduce scarring from any cause including acne, burns, injuries and post operative scarring

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.

 

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Skin Tags

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.

 

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Cysts

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.

 

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Post Op Scars

Post operative scarring or scars following any injuries, burns or acne, can be effectively treated by Dr Phillips. Over many years she has developed effective techniques to reduce scarring and restore skin texture and pigmentation to areas affected by injury irrespective of the cause of the scarring.

The results can be life changing, giving newly found confidence to patients treated.

 

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Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are long, narrow streaks, stripes, or lines that develop on the skin. They occur when the skin is suddenly stretched and are extremely common. Anyone can develop stretch marks, although they tend to affect more women than men and there is often a genetic predisposition.

Dr Phillips tailors your treatment depending on the nature of your stretch marks and your responses to treatment. Laser treatment will minimise the appearance of stretch marks as well as improving the skin tone and texture over the areas treated. Treatment gives outstanding results giving renewed confidence to patients.

 

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Burns

With most burns there is generally no scarring, but the pigmentation of the burned area may change somewhat. However third degree burns damages all the layers of the skin causing scarring, colour change and often thickened areas of skin in some areas.

Historically patients have been advised there is no treatment to improve the appearance of scarring after burns or other causes, however this is now not the case. Dr Phillips can reduced skin thickening, even skin tone, and improve overall texture of the skin significantly with bespoke laser treatments tailored to the individual scars of patients.

 

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Acne

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.

Laser treatment can actually reduce active acne with visible reduction in spots and cysts immediately after your first treatment.

 

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Acne Scarring

Acne scarring can sometimes develop as a complication of acne. Scarring can also occur if you pick or squeeze your spots. There are 3 main types of acne scars:

  • Ice pick scars – small, deep holes in the surface of your skin that look like the skin has been punctured with a sharp object.
  • Rolling scars – caused by bands of scar tissue that form under the skin, giving the surface of the skin a rolling and uneven appearance
  • Boxcar scars – round or oval depressions, or craters, in the skin

All of these types of scars can be improved with laser treatment directed with precision to the areas affected improving the overall appearance and texture of the skin.

 

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