Warts / Moles / Skin Tags / Eye Oil Seeds (Milia) Removal with CO2 Laser
Mediviron UOA Clinic offers CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) Laser treatment which does the following:
- Remove skin tags.
- Mole removal.
- Milia (oil seed) removal around the eyes.
- Xanthelasma (cholesterol deposit) removal around the eyes.
- Eliminate warts.
Skin tags, also known as acrochordon, are non-cancerous growths commonly found on the neck, armpit, groin and the face. 25% of the population have them. They are usually smaller than the size of a grain of rice. Skin tags are harmless but many people choose to remove them due to their unsightly appearance.
Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Most moles appear in early childhood and during the first 30 years of a person’s life. It is normal to have between 10-40 moles by adulthood. As the years pass, moles usually change slowly, becoming raised and/or changing color. Often, hairs develop on the mole. Some moles may not change at all, while others may slowly disappear over time.
Milia are small, raised, pearly-white or yellowish bumps on the skin. They are most often seen on the skin around the cheeks, nose, eyes and eyelids, forehead and chest but they can occur anywhere on the body. Milia are very common in newborn babies but can affect people of any age. In babies, milia clear by themselves and no treatment is needed. In other people, they may take longer to clear and, in persistent cases, treatment may be suggested.
Xanthelasma is a particular type of Xanthoma, a yellowish deposit of fat underneath the skin, usually on the eyelids and/or around them. Xanthelasmas are composed of xanthoma cells which are foamy formations with intracellular fat deposits primarily located within the upper reticular dermis and epidermis. Put more simply, Xanthelasmas are collections of certain types of fat, mostly cholesterol and triglycerides derived from food.
Warts are skin tumours, usually benign, which manifest in the form of surface skin thickening with a rounded shape. They frequently have a rough surface and a different colour to that of the surrounding healthy skin.
In general, palmar and plantar warts usually do not have a high rate of contagion, however genital warts are highly contagious. Warts can spread to other areas of the patient’s body by simple direct contact.The warts should be treated not only because of the aesthetic problem posed, but also because they can cause great discomfort, such as palmar and plantar warts that grow into the skin and generate pressure when walking or holding objects, causing the patient to develop harmful support methods for the locomotor system. Some types of HPV may have carcinogenic potential and therefore it is important to diagnose the type of wart and treat it effectively.
It is important to consult with our qualified doctors in the following cases:
- If there is pain, symptoms of infection or bleeding in the area of the wart.
- If there are changes in its colour or appearance.
- If after applying topical pharmaceutical treatments the wart has not been eliminated.
- Whenever the patient present warts in the genital or anal regions.
- Warts that appear on patients with immune deficiency or diabetes.
The treatment of warts can be addressed through different techniques and procedures. Those based on medicinal products sold at the pharmacy can be applied for weeks and may eliminate them, however they should not be applied in the genital region or on the face. If the dermatologist deems it necessary, the excise method can be used wart removal using various tools, such as cryotherapy, electrocoagulation or direct resection with a scalpel, among others.
For the removal of the wart, Mediviron UOA Clinic selects CO2 Laser as a tool of first choice, a device that emits high-energy laser light which produces coagulation of the blood vessels and necrosis of the wart, without damage to the surrounding tissue and optimising the recovery of the treated area, while reducing the risk of bleeding and infection.