Pigmental skin formation and tumor removal with a laser, intense pulse light or surgical intervention

PIGMENTAL SKIN FORMATION AND TUMOR REMOVAL WITH A LASER

It is strictly prohibited to remove suspicious moles and pigmental skin formations. If you find suspicious pigmental skin formations or changes in your moles, or traumatized moles, contact GK clinic doctors – they will examine them and advise the best and most effective solution to your problem.

What is special about the laser treatment? What are its advantages?

It is a modern, safe and painless method, based on the affected tissue evaporation. Laser – is a device which emits light of specific wavelength, which is absorbed by the skin formation thus abolishing it, and providing rapid skin cell regeneration. This method allows to remove a birthmark, or various other skin formations without  scars, the skin remains smooth and healthy. It is very important for cosmetic reasons while operating in the face, neck and other visible parts of the body.

Why do you need a doctors consultation?

Our GK Clinic specialist will ask you to show and tell what exactly do you want to examine or remove. During the consultation, the doctor will examine and evaluate your current skin formations (will conduct contact or non-contact SIAscopy, etc.), and only then decide whether this treatment is right for you.

What kind of skin lesions, we recommend to remove with a laser?

We recommend to laser removal of the following skin formations:

  • moles;
  • dermal formation, papilloma;
  • basal cell carcinoma;
  • skin cornification;
  • warts;
  • contagious mollusks;
  • keratomas, atheroma, ksantelazmas.

How does the procedure look like?

Special patient preparation is not required. Laser surgery is performed under local anesthesia and takes about 5-15 minutes. During laser surgery tissues are traumatized minimally.

What are the recommendations for the patient, after the laser removal of skin formations?

A special ointment must be applied 2-3 times a day (10-14 days) after the procedure. It is allowed to wash and bathe, use the usual cosmetics after the laser surgery.
GK clinics specialist will recommend an individual treatment regime and decide the time when you should come in for after-surgical control (usually a month after the operation).

PIGMENT FORMATION AND MOLE REMOVAL WITH INTENSE PULSE LIGHT

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) – is a very powerful, different wavelength light generating machine. With the help of a manipulator, the light is directed to the appropriate point on the skin. The skin’s chromophore – melanin, absorbs the energy released and triggers local thermolysis appears, so the hyperpigmentation declines, and after a few procedures – disappears.

What kind of skin formations do we recommend to remove with intense pulse light?

Intense pulse light, we rekomeduojame address:

  • melazmą;
  • age caused lentigo;
  • freckles;
  • pigmentation spots.

How will you feel and look immediately after IPL treatment with?

During the procedure, the patient may feel warmth, burning, easy twingle. After the procedure, the treatment area may be temporarily red and swelling.

Do I need special preparation for the intense pulse light procedure?

Prior to the IPL procedure, it is prohibited to:

  • tan in solariums;
  • Use medication, which sensitizes the skin to light (increases it’s photo-sensibility): sulphonamides, systemic antifungal drugs, chlorpromazine, thiazides, Roaccutane, etc.

Prior to the procedure, your skin must be clean, you should wear no make-up, creams, perfumes or other cosmetics.

What are skin care recommendations after the removal of pigment formations with IPL?

After IPL: treatment, we recommend:

  • no tanning in the sun or solariums for 2-3 weeks;
  • Wear protective sun cream with SPF> 30;
  • avoid saunas, hot baths and other hot procedures for 1-2 days after the IPL procedure;
  • Avoid chemicals (cosmetics) and mechanical (do not scratch) irritants.

When it is not recommended to correct pigmental skin formations?

We do not recommend these procedures to be carried out when:

  • there is a tendency to form keloidal scars;
  • a pre-cancerous and cancerous skin diseases;
  • Use of drugs that increase the sensitization of the skin to light: sulphanilamide, systemic antifungal drugs, chlorpromazine, thiazides, Roaccutane, etc.;
  • the patients are allergic to the light;
  • there is a microbial skin disease, including herpes infection;
  • the patient suffers from an epileptic disease.

PIGMENTAL SKIN FORMATION AND MOLE SURGICAL REMOVAL

When should the mole be removed surgically?

Surgical removal is the oldest and one of the most reliable methods. Operative surgical treatment is  applied where necessary to remove dysplastic moles, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, dermatofibroma and other skin and subcutaneous tissue benign and malignant tumors

How does the procedure look like?

The operation is carried under local or general anesthesia. The skin formation is cut out of healthy tissue limits, and then seams are placed. The removed formation is sent for hystomorphologic analysis.

What are the recommendations after the surgery?

You should not wet the operated area for 10 days after surgery. The bandage should be changed every other day. Seams are usually removed after 10 days. We recommend you not to be involved in intensive sport activities for a month’s time.

If you have any questions, please contact our GK Clinic by phone at (5) 255 33 53 and arrange a private consultation.

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