Great news in the dermatological field: New treatments with laser -powered devices can eliminate benign skin tumors (as keratoses, keratoacanthomas, warts, nevi , adenomas, mollusks, keloids or xanthelasmas ) without resorting to surgery.
Conventional treatment for these skin problems is surgical removal or freezing (cryo therapy), which involve pain during and after surgery, anesthesia , scars and other problems . Laser Treatment with Lotus II , Erbium microfractional is done in practice. Not being required anesthesia procedure is faster and more secure. You may notice a redness or discomfort lasting a few hours , but no subsequent scarring and you can resume normal activities almost immediately . Although medical insurance usually does not cover this treatment, it is accessible anyway.Most common tumor types.
Almost everyone develops one sometime in their life keratoses , either senile , actinic or seborrheic , are the most frequent.
Initially shown as more or less flat macules, brown, with sharp borders, but as they progress acquire a warty look .
Ranging in size from a few millimeters to several centimeters, and its color ranges from dark brown to a pale brown. They can be single or multiple lesions, which appear most often on the face and torse, following the folds of the skin.
Depending on their position, seborrheic keratoses can be very annoying: in the neck or wrists engage with clothes. In other cases they may be cosmetically undesirable.
Overall the keratoses diagnosis is easy. However, pigmented seborrheic keratoses can be difficult to distinguish from melanocytic lesions, including melanoma, and large keratoses may be confused with atypical nevi.
Therefore it is always important to have a thorough diagnosis prior to any treatment.
Other benign skin tumors that are removed with similar procedures, once correctly diagnosed, are the keratoacanthomas (raised lesions with fast-growing dark and depressed central point, called crater), of which an estimated 25 % becomes malignant. Also eliminated xanthelasmas called, growths in the skin containing cholesterol esters present in the eyelids as embossed spots which have a major aesthetic drawback .
Other injuries are cysts, containing various substances, mostly fat deposits.
Sebaceous cysts often arise from inflammation of the hair follicles or skin trauma forming a bag of cells within which keratin segregates.
It is usually found on the face, neck and trunk, freely movable lumps under the skin , grow slowly and do not bother the patient . However, sometimes a cyst will become inflamed and sore, you can notice the hot zone and even begin to drain. To date surgical treatments were always either resective or drainage . With the advent of Erbium Lotus II may open a new therapeutic modality . A zoom handpiece , placing a 2mm spot through which a small hole is made in the cyst , through which its contents drained.
Then the laser is programmed for long pulse mode , which produces tissue contraction . The whole procedure is done on an outpatient basis.
- Cutaneous Pathology
- Sebaceous Cysts
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