Interventional Dermatology – Dermatosurgery includes a variety of medical treatments such as: removing nails and benign skin tumors, removing precancerous and cancerous lesions, biopsies, treating H. pylori, papillomas, xanthomas etc.
CAUTERIZATION (Diathermy, C02 Laser)
Removal/treatment of: warts, seborrheic hyperkeratosis, papillomata
Papillomas are small cutaneous lumps that look like moles. A patch may be pink, light brown, or dark brown. Papillomas are caused by HPV viruses, but they are not transmitted as easily as warts. Papillomas are recommended to be removed for both aesthetic and health reasons. Removing them will reduce the risk of spreading, bleeding, and further inflammation.
Cryotherapy, also called cryosurgery, cryopaechia or targeted cryopaque treatment, is a minimal, invasive treatment that uses extreme low degrees to freeze and destroy pathological tissues, including cancer cells.
TREATMENT OF PRE-CANCEROUS CELLS & SKIN CANCER
Skin cancer is a type of cancer that develops on the skin. It is due to the development of abnormal cells, which have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. According to research, more than 40% of the population will develop skin cancer sometime in their life before the age of 70. A primary suspect for skin cancer is sunlight that consists of UVA and UVB rays. Although UVB is the cause of burns, scientists consider UVA rays responsible for skin cancer because they penetrate deeper into the skin. Artificial sources of ultraviolet radiation, such as solariums, can also cause skin cancer.
Nevi or skin moles are formed by melanocytes (the cells that create the skin pigment, melanin), they are also called “melanocytic sinuses”. Nevi can also be formed by other skin cells like blood vessels which are turn called vascular villi. However, the most commonly known nevi are the dark-colored spots which are colloquially called ‘moles’.