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Being able to see the kind of results that you can expect from Moles, Warts, Skin Tags and Benign Growths is important when deciding if it will meet your expectations, and be the right treatment for you. This is why Consulting Room have gathered together a gallery of before and after photographs from the many UK based practitioners who offer Moles, Warts, Skin Tags and Benign Growths to provide you with a visual representation of the achievable outcome. It's important to bear in mind that all pictures are of real people and your results may be differ, or you may not be suitable for treatment.
The CryoPen® is an advanced cryotherapy device offering many advantages over traditional cryotherapy. It delivers the nitrous oxide at a much colder and higher pressure than traditional sprays, making it an extremely fast and effective treatment. It has pinpoint accuracy being able to treat lesions ranging from 1mm to 10mm in size without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. It is safe enough to treat lesions in delicate areas such as the face and close to the eyes. The CryoPen® O is a Doctor-only operational device which is significantly more powerful than other devices due to utilising larger cartridges such that it can treat lesions faster and penetrate deeper to target a large variety of lesions.
Gallery of some images of our patients before and after radiowave surgery for the removal of benign skin lesions, including moles.
Moles and skin lesions can be unsightly and make people feel self-conscious, especially when they’re on exposed parts of the body. They can even affect someone’s confidence and self-esteem.Radiosurgery is an effective way of removing them.
The removal of a mole involves a fine platinum wire, as thin as a human hair, to be electrically charged with radiowaves and brushed lightly over the area, this removes the layer of mole safely, painlessly and after healing is usually scar-free.
Dermatoscopy The dermatoscope is a hand held magnifying lamp that magnifies the lesion by ten and gives us a bird's eye view of the skin from top to bottom. Lesions have a very specific pattern which enables us to decide pretty much there and then what it is. An image can be taken for future reference or for a second opinion. The dermatoscope is a very handy device that can give you an instant diagnosis and minimise the need for a skin biopsy. It will give us the confidence to remove non- malignant lesions if you feel they are unattractive. The lesion will be sent to histology to confirm the diagnosis. Dr Elisabeth Dancey has completed her minor skin surgery course with the PCDS and will remove any simple lesions. More complicated or suspicious lesions will be referred back to your GP. Minor surgery is not always available on the NHS as they concentrate on malignant lesions. Some trusts have a policy of not removing benign lesions at all. Understandable in these straightened times but some lesions are simply not attractive. As we get older more lesions tend to develop. Whilst women ask for them to be removed themselves, it is often the wives that remark upon the lesions on their men folk. Most lesions can be shaved off using a scalpel. The area to be removed is first numbed with local anaesthetic, then the lesion removed. Any bleeding that ensues is immediately stopped with the cautery device which also tends to make the skin shrink, reducing the size of the scar. A dressing is applied which needs to remain for a week. The area heals gradually over the next few weeks and will leave a small scar. It can be a bit painful for a while once the anaesthetic wears off. The area will need to be kept clean and dry for a week. We apply water proof-plasters. Actinic Keratosis This is the medical term for the dry scaly spots that appear on sun exposed areas of the face. The sooner they are treated the better as a very small percentage may turn into something nasty. Cryotherapy is recommended for AKs once diagnosed with the dermatoscope. Seborrheic Keratosis These, too, may be caused by the sun and develop on the face and body after about the age of 50. They are brown and scaly and can look alarming. A quick check with the dermatoscope reveals their characteristic harmless features. Small ones can be removed with cryotherapy; larger ones need to be shaved off as a shave excision. Skin tags These can appear in areas of constant trauma (under the bra strap, the neckline and armpits), but frequently for no apparent reason. They are not nasty but unattractive and many people feel happier without them. They can be easily removed with the Radiolase device or shave excision, depending on their size. Warts and Verrucae These are viral infections of the skin. Eventually the body develops immunity to them and finally fights them off, but this can take many years. Warts can be removed with minor surgery, the laser or cryotherapy, depending on their size and position. First of all the hard skin is removed, then they are zapped by whichever energy device we feel is the best. Verrucae are warts on the sole of the foot but are pressed into the skin by constant pressure. There, too, can be treated by removing the excess hard skin then zapping them with the laser. Cryotherapy This is an age-old technique that freezes the lesion causing it to die and drop off. We use the Cryopen because it has a small jet of liquid nitrogen and can treat small areas with little damage to the surrounding skin. Many people are familiar with the bubbling canister of dry ice lurking in the corner, but the cryopen uses small canisters of nitrogen to achieve results. It is clean, quick and pain free. The areas treated become quite brown then drop off about ten days later. Cryotherapy is used for brown spots on the face and hands, warts and actinic keratosis.
Before and after images using ACP (Advanced Electrolysis / Advanced Cosmetic Procedure) at MediZen.