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Spot-Guided CO2 Laser For Moles, Skin Tags, Milia (Oil) Seeds

 

Mole Removal And Other Unwanted Lumps And Bumps

Laser mole removal works by emitting a wavelength of high energy light, which when focused on a certain skin condition, will create heat and destroy diseased cells or unwanted lumps and bumps such as moles, skin tags, milia seeds etc.

Various kinds of lasers are available that are differentiated by the medium that produces the laser beam. Carbon dioxide CO2 is used in the case of the Spot-Guided Co2 Laser, which we offer at SL Aesthetic Clinic. The laser is used to create series of small and evenly spaced spots to trigger the body’s natural healing response and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin fibers.

Common Types of Warts

 

CO2 Laser for Mole and Skin Tag Removal in Singapore

The Spot-Guided CO2 Laser is suitable for:

  • Moles
  • Skin Tags, also known as acrochordons, are soft, small and harmless skin growths. They usually occur at areas that often rub against skin or clothing.
  • Milia Seeds are small bumps that develop when dead skin cells gets trapped in follicles.
  • Syringomas, which are benign tumours that develop in the sweat glands.
  • Raised birthmarks
  • Viral warts, a type of skin growth caused by human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Keloid and hypertrophic scars, which are raised scars that form after the skin suffers an injury.
  • Actinic keratosis, which are dry and scaly patches of skin damaged by the sun.

Features

  • Ability to focus the laser energy to a point for selective tissue treatment (i.e., damage to surrounding tissue is minimised)
  • Less invasive than deep chemical peeling (i.e., relatively shorter downtime)

Safety

The Spot-Guided CO2 Laser is a generally safe and effective way to remove lumps and bumps when performed by a trained medical professional. Speak to our doctor to know more.

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FAQ

The Spot-Guided CO2 Laser beams penetrate the top skin layers reaching into the dermis. It creates tiny microscopic areas of thermal damage that stimulate new collagen production and replace damaged skin surface by new epidermal cells.

The Spot-Guided CO2 Laser is a safe and effective method of removing lumps and bumps on the skin when carried out by a trained medical professional. Speak to our doctor to know more.

You will see visible improvements with the first treatment as the Spot-Guided CO2 Laser excises the lesion. Depending on the type of lesion, the location of the lesion and other factors, repeat sessions may be required after a 2 to 3-week interval for better cosmetic results.

Results, outcomes, and recovery vary by the individual. Speak to our doctor to know more.

After assessing your needs, the doctor can perform the treatment in approximately half an hour or so, subject to the doctor’s schedule. Otherwise, a later appointment can be made for the procedure itself.

Results vary by the individual and lifestyle choices. Some lesions have a tendency to reappear, with varying frequencies and appearances. Some people are also genetically more prone to developing lesions, which may require more frequent treatment.

Numbing cream is applied prior to treatment. Pain is minimal during the treatment, though some patients experience slight discomfort. Post-procedure, there may be some temporary pain as you recover.

Pain and discomfort vary by the individual.

The wound healing time can vary between a few days to a couple of weeks for larger areas. You may experience redness, bruising, blistering and/or crusting, which should resolve in time.

As a general recommendation, the Spot-Guided CO2 Laser should preferably be done before a weekend or holiday for working patients. This will still vary by the individual. Speak to our doctor to know more.

The Spot-Guided CO2 Laser is safe for most healthy adults. As with all medical procedures, you should be sure to disclose all of your medical history and current habits such as smoking and use of blood-thinners, medications, birth control pills, or supplements.

The Spot-Guided CO2 Laser may be unsuitable in the following circumstances:

  • Patients with unrealistic expectations, such as those who seek complete eradication
  • Patients with a tendency to form keloid and hypertrophic scars
  • People that have taken isotretinoin within the previous 6 months
  • Active bacterial or viral skin infections
  • Prior ionising radiation to the area to be treated
  • Connective tissue diseases
  • Previous deep chemical peel or dermabrasion
  • Dark complexions
  • People with HIV or Hepatitis C infections

Pre-care: Ensure that you’re in a good state of health and not recovering from a bacterial or viral infection.

Post-care: The treatment area(s) should be kept clean to avoid infection. Do not pick at or peel skin. Avoid prolonged exposure of the treatment area to sunlight.

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