Skin growths such as actinic keratosis (solar keratosis) from sun exposure, skin tags (cutaneous papilloma), age spots, cholesterol deposits (Xanthelasma) & benign moles can be a result of heredity or an inflammatory response due to aging or exposure the the environment. Whatever their origin, many of these skin growths can be removed easily & permanently with our specialized Radio Frequency (electrocauterization) or Cryo Therapy devices.
Electrocauterization for the removal of a skin tag is a very simple process whereby the practitioner touches a probe to the base of a skin tag, then applies a small amount of current which causes the blood supply to coagulate, thereby causing the blood flow to stop, and the skin tag to dry up and fall off. Scarring is highly unusual with skin growth and mole removal method in Victoria BC.
If you have a predisposition to various benign moles & other growths such as actinic keratosis, these targeted skin revision and mole removal therapies will effectively solve this problem.
A: Depending on the size & number of skin growths, minor conditions can be treated in one 15-minute session.
A: Large growths may need two sessions a few weeks apart to create a smooth surface.
A: Yes. Typically, benign skin growths are very superficial.
A: With topical anesthetic application & a specialized cooling system, most clients find these treatments quite comfortable.
A: Many physicians use a hyfrecation or liquid nitrogen devices. A hyfrecator applies a direct current to the surface of the skin. With this method you can smell burning flesh & it tends to be very painful. Often scars are left where the imperfection was. With the liquid nitrogen method the growths are frozen which actually burns them. This method can cause a fair bit of trauma and is not very effective on more protruding skin growths. Incision with stitches are often used on larger growths with resulting scarring. Laser technology tends to be over the top both in results & cost.
A: Typically, within 3-4 days treated skin tags will fall off & other areas of treatment will begin to form a scab. You should NOT disturb the treated areas by picking or over moisturizing. Removal of facial growths will generally normalize within 10 - 14 days. The neck area may take 21 days. The decolletage may take 30 days, while body areas may take 12 to 24 months to fully balance out in colour. You will also need to avoid steam rooms, saunas, tanning beds & vigorous rubbing of the treated areas for seven to ten days after treatment.
A: The surface of the skin is cleaned & prepped. A fine tipped sterile probe is placed on the surface of the growth. Low level RF & DC current is passed through the probe to the area. The growths literally begin to disintegrate while simultaneously being cauterized, so typically no bleeding occurs.