Skin problems can vary in seriousness from being medically dangerous to causing minor cosmetic annoyance, but what unites them all is the negative impact they can have on patients’ lives. Here at Euromed, all number of skin conditions can be diagnosed and treated.
What skin treatments are available?
Dermoscopy Mole Evaluation
Dermoscopy is a technique used in dermatology to examine the appearance of the skin in order to determine if there are any irregularities. Although useful for the diagnosis of many skin conditions, Dermoscopy is particularly helpful in the diagnosis of melanoma (skin cancer) through the examination of moles.
How does it work?
A handheld device that combines strong magnification and good lighting allows seeing the diagnostic details as structures, colour, shape and irregularities that lay under the surface of the skin which are normally invisible to the naked eye.
After an accurate mole mapping is produced, any changes in the moles are detected and quickly pass on any worrying signs onto the next stage of diagnosis, a biopsy or excision with histopathology
Actinic Keratosis describes the dry and unsightly patches of erythema and scaling on the predominantly sun-exposed skin usually in middle-aged and elderly individuals due to prolonged sun exposure, there are a number of treatment options available here at Euromed to help. They include:
- Cryotherapy, or freezing with liquid nitrogen
- Surgical removal
- Creams or gels
- Photodynamic therapy, or the use of lights and lasers to activate chemicals in creams
Seborrhoeic Keratosis (Also known as Seborrhoeic Warts)
Also known as Seborrhoeic Warts, Seborrhoeic Keratosis is the development of pigmented growths on the skin that can vary in size and shape. This skin condition is harmless and very common, with a large number of the population experiencing at least one growth throughout their lifetime.
Our Dermatologist at Euromed Clinic can quickly and efficiently solve your aesthetic problems giving you the skin you have always wanted.
Viral Warts are very common and non-cancerous growths of the skin that are caused by infection of the epidermis with a DNA virus. In particular, school-aged children or those who suffer from eczema are most likely to develop this skin condition, but they can also present in adults of any age. There are treatment options available that can offer an effective solution:
- Topical – Wart paints work by removing the dead surface skin cells until left with healthy skin
- Cryotherapy – Usually repeated at one-two week intervals, this involves the freezing of the wart with liquid nitrogen
- Electro-surgery (Curettage) and Laser – Often used for large or resistant warts, the growth is pared away and the base burned while under local anaesthetic
Molluscum Contagiosum is a viral infection that causes a number of small, firm, raised spots to develop on the skin. It is most common in children, however, it can occur at any age and is contagious.
Professional removal is important in order to reduce the potential risk of scarring.
Skin Tag Removal
Affecting nearly half of the population, Skin Tags are common, small, non-cancerous growths of tissue that are attached to the skin by a tiny stalk. They can occur anywhere on the body but typically appear in places where skin rubs together.
It is always a safer and more effective option to visit a professional expert in dermatology. Options for removal include:
- Cryotherapy – A freezing technique using liquid nitrogen to remove the tag
- Electric Cauterization – The tag is burned off
- Surgical – Professional removal with a surgical scalpel performed with anaesthesia
A Keloid is an excessive production of scar tissue that can result from surgery, burns, vaccinations, acne, or even body piercings and spreads beyond the limits of the original injury.
The Keloid is formed when collagen overgrows and produces a lump that is much larger than the wound itself. These exaggerated scars are shiny and reddish in colour, feel firm and rubbery to the touch, and can be painful and cause discomfort due to itchiness. Here are Euromed, there are several options available that will help to reduce the appearance of Keloids:
- Cryosurgery – When Keloids are detected early, they can be frozen to diminish their growth
- Intralesional Injections – A course of steroid injections alone or in combination with other will help prevent cells from producing collagen, which will, in turn, weaken the scar and reduce its size, itchiness and tenderness
- Lasers – The Keloid is precisely targeted with a laser, which results in a diminished appearance of the tissue with a greater match in skin tone
- Surgical removal This procedure involves cutting away at the scar tissue in order to reposition it or change its shape
If you are affected by any of the skin conditions listed above and feel that you need some guidance on what the best treatment options are, then contact Euromed today. Dr. Irena is here to offer her expert advice, and to lead you on your journey to self-confidence and beautiful skin.