Seborrhoeic Keratosis removal at our clinic in Leamington Spa involves using the DEKA SmartXide Touch CO2 ablative laser. Seborrhoeic Keratosis lesions are a skin concern that develops as a result of ageing and looks like a warty spot, often dark brown. They can appear on all skin types and often start to appear after the age of 50. Seborrhoeic Keratosis lesions can either be raised or flat to the skin. They can appear on just about any part of the body and are harmless, not usually causing any pain or discomfort. It is important to have suspected Seborrhoeic Keratosis checked by a Doctor to rule out any more concerning skin conditions or melanoma.
The cause of Seborrhoeic Keratosis is unknown and although they are normally harmless, they can affect a patient’s self-confidence. They are benign and are due to build-up of dead skin cells. It is also suggested that excessive sun exposure can increase the chances of developing Seborrhoeic Keratosis. Patients with lesions should never pick or scratch the area as this can lead to scarring and bleeding.
Seborrhoeic Keratosis or Basal Cell Papillomas can appear in groups and more often than not, patients will have multiple lesions on the body. They normally appear on the face, scalp and neck area.
Seborrhoeic Keratosis can be removed quickly with little downtime, using the DEKA SmartXide Touch CO2 ablative laser. The laser works to break down the tissue, without affecting the nearby area. Using the CO2 laser reduces risk of scarring, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation. During treatment, no bleeding or slicing of the skin occurs, making it a comfortable procedure, performed by our laser specialists after being assessed by our in house doctor. The CO2 laser is also safe for Seborrhoeic Keratosis removal around the eye area, although it could result in temporary blurred vision.
Prior to your Seborrhoeic Keratosis removal treatment, you will attend a medical consultation with our Doctor. He will assess the lesion to rule out any other skin conditions and check whether the lesion is suitable for removal. During your medical consultation, we will provide you with the aftercare you need to follow after the procedure and also the estimated number of sessions needed to completely remove the lesion. We always aim to remove the entire lesion, including the roots to discourage any regrowth. To make the procedure more comfortable, we will give you a numbing injection or cream.
The procedure will take around 20 minutes depending on the number of lesions that need to be removed. The CO2 laser treatment does not require any downtime so you are able to return to normal daily activities immediately following the procedure. You may experience some slight swelling or redness which will subside in the days after treatment.
The CO2 laser produces excellent cosmetic results and we use the DEKA SmartXide Touch model. DEKA are known for their innovation of medical technologies and are present in more than 120 countries. Our experience of lesion removal and using lasers spans decades, only using the very best technologies and healthcare equipment.
We offer free revisions for up to 3 months if there is any reoccurrence of the lesion. If scarring occurs, Eve Clinics specialise in scar removal too and patients are invited for treatment. Please see the scar management page here.
Eve Clinics in Leamington Spa is a medical clinic offering lesion removal to patients in Warwick, Coventry, Southam and surrounding areas.