Moles, Warts and Skin Lesions
The Carbon Dioxide and Erbium resurfacing lasers can be used to very accurately remove a variety of elevated and flat skin lesions such as moles, warts, xanthelasma (fatty lumps around the eyes) skin blemish removal on the face and elsewhere. Using a beam as small as 1mm in diameter, the lesion is removed, microscopic layer by layer in a series of extremely fast pulses, the small size of the beam ensuring that only the lesion in question and not the normal surrounding skin is treated.
Is Treatment Painful?
The vast majority of lesions can be satisfactorily numbed either with application of a cold pack or injection of local anaesthetic. Treatment of each lesion generally takes only a matter of seconds.
Does Treatment Leave a Scar?
After treatment, the treated area will appear red and may ooze a little, not unlike a burst blister (occasionally there may be a little bleeding) which will then develop a crust or scab that will fall off after a few days, leaving a pink healed area, over which make-up can be applied if required. Over a period of weeks and sometimes months, depending upon the skin type and extent of treatment that had been required, the colour will return to normal. Occasionally the treated area may not completely regain the normal skin colour, remaining paler than normal, although the chances of an actual scar developing are extremely low and certainly lower than any other mode of removal.
How Much Does it Cost?
Removal of one lesion starts from £450, and £50 for each subsequent lesion although if there are a significant number to be removed the cost per lesion will be proportionately considerably less.