Live Laser Mole Removal See Young Vaporize a Mole with this Live Demo Learn About Mole Removal
In this tutorial, we want to show you the powerful co2 laser and actual surgery of this laser cutting through a skin lesion Ultimately, we want to get results like this before and after laser mole removal Hi I’m Philip Young and I’m an Award Winning Beauty Theorist and Facial Plastic Surgeon from Seattle Bellevue Washington And we’re Aesthetic Facial Body Plastic Surgery The Beauty Docs on YouTube Hey this is Young and what were doing today is mole removal. And we’re going to be using a laser to take down the mole. There’s alot of different ways to do that.
You can do cryotherapy and burn it with electrocautery, and you can actually excise it. The thing with excising. Which has been the most common way of doing it is that if you have a little mole. You literally have to cut twice as long as that mole in order to encompass it because if you took out mole and tried to close it. There’s going to be bunching at the ends. And they actually call those dog ears. And they don’t look good.
Because they’re elevated and they look like you have another mole. So basically you have to take a wedge and excise it. What you end up with is a fairly long scar. So over the years I’ve worked with lasers more and I feel like that is the best option for me after doing it for over 1516 years. And so now we kind of laser the mole to reduce it and a mole is typically like an iceberg and what you are seeing is the top part of the ice berg. When you take it down it can be bigger underneath.
So the question is how much to take it down. and usually i’ll have a discussion with the patient in terms of whether you really want to it all the way out and you want to have more of a risk of scarring versus being less aggressive with the laser with the mole removal and having more of a chance of it coming back and less chance of scarring. Sometimes we want to be right in between remove it and you have less scarring and it doesn’t come back and that’s like the perfect scenario. We can handle each part of the spectrum or end of the spectrum whether it be a little more scarring or if it comes back.
I tend to prefer having less chance of scarring and have it come back because when it comes back its really easy for me to remove it again. It only takes less than 510 minutes or down to the orders of seconds. so right now were going to do the mole removal and we’re going to show you that in a little bit So what we going to do is make this numb and a lot of times we’ve already put topical on it and let it sit for about 2030 minutes. Now what were going to do is we also gonna do this. were going to do a little pressure plus the shaking of this massager we have.
You can put it right there. yeah so that’s going to help make it a little less painful. And I’m going to push too and help it so its not as bad. I’m going to go really slow while I make it numb. As you can see its a little bit of a hole and that should fill in. Sometimes its good not to be aggressive. Thanks for Watching Call us So we can help you Remove that Unwanted Mole or skin lesion that you’ve had for years.
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Recovery following surgical removal of skin lesions
Hello my name is Adrian Richards, I’m a Consultant Plastic Surgeon and I’m the Surgical Director of Aurora s. Today I’m going to be talking a little bit about the recovery period following surgical incision of a skin lesion. So by surgical incision I mean that the skin has been cut to the full depth to remove the full thickness of the skin and the wound has been stitched. So normally the wound will be stitched internally with absorbable stitches and these internal stitches actually hold the skin together so the external stitches, the ones you see, are just holding the skin gently together but aren’t actually doing any of the pulling work, that’s done by the deep stitches which.
You wont see. So the superficial stitches, just to really sort of approximate them from the top of the skin. Now, depending on where in the body the stitches are they will be removed at a different time, and this is really just to stop the dot marks that you sometimes get around on either side of the scar, so the old fashioned scar will be a scar in the middle, dots on the side. The dots are caused by growth of the top layers of the skins down the sides of where the stitches are, and this only occurs if the stitches are left in too long and the best time to remove the stitches varies from side to side. So on thin skin areas, such as the face, we tend to remove the stitches at about five.
Days. On thicker areas such as the palm of the hand where the skin is really quite thick we can leave the stitches for up to two weeks without getting the surrounding dots. So when you’ve had your skin lesion removed we will give you, or you should be given an appointment to have your stitches removed, and it’s very important that you do attend this so that the nurses or s can check that everything is healing well, and remove the stitches as planned and hopefully give you the results of your histology at that stage. So in the intervening period, if you’ve had an operation on your face it’s very important to try and reduce the excess blood flow to the area, so that means in the first couple.
Of days avoiding anything that increases blood flow. Aerobic activity, alcohol, and in particular any sort of leaning down activity which puts your head lower than your heart because that tends to cause blood to rush to the face and more chance of bleeding and swelling of the area. So try and keep your head up, a couple more pillows at night to reduce the swelling, and that applies to any area of the body. So try and elevate whichever bit as far as you can and reduce everything that causes blood to go there. If it is tender once the anaesthetic wares off we tend to recommend that you just take paracetamols, that is actually very effective at controlling the pain, and nonsteroidal.
Drugs such as Ibuprofen, Volterol are generally not recommended because they can increase the risk of bleeding, they can thin the blood and you are more likely to get bleeding from the areas. So generally we don’t recommend those. So normally paracetamol should be absolutely fine and if the pain is not controlled by paracetamol we normally encourage you to contact us because it might be good just to check everything is okay, because normally after these procedures it really shouldn’t be that uncomfortable. So we like you to keep the wound try until you have your stitches removed, so you can shower and just try and keep the area as dry as possible, and the dressings we use will.
Stay on for a week. When the stitches are removed the nurse or will give you instructions about what to do with the scar. The scar normally heals very well initially, then it will go through a red phase which lasts two to three months following surgery, and thereafter the scar tends to settle. The reason you get the red phase is that the body is trying to heal the area. Once the body senses it’s healed it remodels the scar and then the scar becomes flatter, paler, and eventually we hope that the scar will turn to a very fine silvery line which is difficult to see, and as I mentioned we try and orientate it along a natural crease so it’s difficult to see.
So surgical removal is generally done under local anaesthetic. The anaesthetic itself going in is slightly uncomfortable, but thereafter you shouldn’t feel any pain, and the recovery should be fairly straightforward, but you do need to obviously contact us is you have any concerns. So I hope that’s been helpful. If you would like any more information about skin lesions and their removal please contact us either by ringing 01844 214 362 or by contacting us via the Aurora s Website which is auroras. Thanks very much for listening and we look forward to seeing you soon.