Laser removal of papillomas and other growths
Papillomas are soft, brownish or skin-coloured skin growths found on the legs. They are associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) and certain body conditions (e.g. obesity, type 2 diabetes). Quantity increases with age. They usually appear in areas of higher friction – the neck, armpits, groin and under breasts. This can lead to significant and unwanted aesthetic problems, and cause traumatisation of the papilloma’s in areas of the body that are constantly irritated.
Papillomas are benign lesions, and their removal doesn’t cause any problems. The good news is that with the help of one of the most powerful lasers in the world – Lumenis AcuPulse, removing moles is completely simple and, thanks to the unique SuperPulse technology, a very fast procedure! “Sapiegos clinic” is the only private clinic in Lithuania that removes lesions using Lumenis AcuPulse CO2 laser, which is referred to as the dermatological ”Ferrari”.
About the procedure
The dermatological CO2 laser remains the gold standard for the removal of skin lesions, replacing the need for a scalpel. This laser is not only suitable for the removal of papilloma’s, but also for the removal of other benign lesions (moles, warts, seborrheic keratoses, xanthelasmas, syringomas, miliomas, etc.).
The CO2 laser takes its name from the carbon dioxide gas that fills the laser’s optical medium. The laser emits an invisible beam of 10,600 nm which is best absorbed by water. Since 70-90% of our cells and intercellular fluid is made up of water, this laser heats tissues to a temperature of 100 ℃, thus evaporating the water out of the affected skin structures and can safely and gradually remove the lesion. In addition, this device has a bleeding-stopping effect, which makes the procedure shorter. safer, and ensures a faster healing process.
The results of papilloma removal with the innovative laser are astonishing, with approximately 95% of cases leaving no marks or scars and only the 5% – slight skin changes. Laser removal of papilloma’s takes a very short time, and in many cases, there is no need for painkillers.
Laser removal of papilloma’s is an effective treatment method that uses only an antibacterial ointment or disinfectant liquid and a patch.
To achieve the highest standards, “Sapiegos Clinic” uses several laser technologies for effective results. Another technology is the German “Erbium:Yag Asclepion MCL1 Dermablate” laser, which work on an ablative principle.
Am I the right candidate?
If you notice papillomas on your skin that bother you due to aesthetic concerns or are in functionally irritated areas of the body (e.g. armpits, groin, neck, face, under the breasts) – you are a good candidate for this procedure.
It is important to remember that partial or complete recurrence of papillomas (recurrence in the same areas) is possible, in which case additional laser treatment is required after a set period. If you have any questions or doubts, the dermatovenereologist at “Sapiegos Clinic”, who specializes in oncology, is ready to provide you with professional advice, examination, and the best treatment for your specific case.
- Effective treatments with the “Lumenis AcuPulse” CO2 laser, one of the most powerful and fastest CO2 lasers in the world.
- The treatments are carried out by professional doctors specialising in dermato-oncology.
- A quick and painless procedure. Minimal thermal intervention. Easy healing period.
- Reduced risk of trauma to the papillomas and the appearance of new ones.
- Excellent aesthetic results.
Before the procedure
During the procedure
After the procedure
A small amount of local anaesthetic is injected around or below the area which is going to be treated. It’s done using a thin needle. Even though local anaesthetic usually burns a little bit, the feeling is temporary and easily tolerated. Local anaesthetic will make the area numb, so the laser removal of papillomas will be painless and won’t cause any discomfort during the entire procedure. Removing small papillomas often does not even require anaesthesia.
During treatment, the laser beam is focused precisely on the planned to be treated. As the laser beam sweeps across the skin, the lesion is exfoliated. Incredible results in the precision control of the doctor’s hands in removing the skin lesions. After the procedure, a wound is left in the area of the lesion, which is treated with an antibiotic ointment.
Aftercare is simple – patients are advised to use a special antibacterial ointment or disinfectant liquid twice a day. In the site of the wound a scab can form, which, when it falls off, leaves a healed reddish patch that gradually fades to the skin natural colour. Healing depends on the size and localisation of the lesion and usually takes 5-16 days.
The complication rate after laser mole removal is very low. Sometimes the surface of the treated skin may be slightly raised or sunken, the lesion may grow back, and hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation may occur in the area of the removed lesion. It is therefore important to protect this area from direct sunlight for at least 2 months. Carefully look after the treated area until its colour matches the natural colour of your surrounding skin.
- It is not recommended to rub or scratch the treated area, because it can cause local inflammation and purulent secretion.
- Make sure the hands are hygienic before applying the antibacterial cream on the treated area.
- Avoid cosmetic products until the wounds have healed – they can cause a burning sensation in the laser treated area.
Removal of papillomas (1 pc.)
Removal of papillomas (when 2 - 5 pcs. are removed)
Removal of papilloma (when 6 - 10 pcs. are removed)
Removal of multiple derivatives up to 10 pcs.
Removal of multiple derivatives from 10 up to 20 pcs.
Dermatologist's consultation, local anesthesia, care after the procedure, home care set