Papillomas are benign growths on our skin. As a rule, they have the appearance of a wart on a thin stalk and are expanded at the top, resemble cauliflower in appearance, are hard and have a brown or pinkish color. The cause of their appearance is a virus, and the papilloma itself can reach sizes up to 1 cm in diameter.
Where does innovation come from?
Papillomas spread to different parts of the skin: on the eyelid, in the mouth, on the lips, chest, armpits and intimate places. The most problematic is their removal on the genitals, since they mainly appear there in the form of a cluster.
This virus can be transmitted in the following cases:
- you can get infected in public places (baths, saunas);
- neoplasm is transmitted from mother to child;
- formations appear with weakened immunity;
- during the period of bearing a child;
- under severe stress;
How to get rid of papillomas?
There are several methods for removing papillomas.
For example, surgical, but they resort to its use when the formation begins to exceed 1 cm in diameter, and also if there is a suspicion of oncology. Most often, a more gentle method of removal is used: cauterization with liquid nitrogen. Destruction by cold is a painless operation and looks like this: the cut papilloma is filled with liquid nitrogen, a reaction occurs with air, which subsequently turns into crystals that destroy the papilloma itself.
And now we will talk about the most effective method of treating this virus - laser removal. Before the procedure, doctors take tests to exclude the risk of cancer, and if there are none, then proceed to the procedure itself.
A laser is directed at the formation and held for a little less than a minute. The beam removes water from diseased cells, and they transform into a crust. Within half an hour, the skin in this place will turn red, and this reaction will come down in a few days.
Is it necessary to remove papilloma?
Removal is not mandatory. However, it should be borne in mind that there are a lot of types of such formations, and you yourself cannot determine which one you have, which can lead to unpleasant consequences.
For example, with a certain type of virus, a disease can develop into an oncological disease in 3-5 years, while it will quickly spread throughout the body. So it is better to protect yourself and get rid of education once and for all. Do not even think about removing the papilloma yourself and at home, this can lead to big complications.
Who is eligible for removal?
Indications for the use of the above methods is the appearance of papillomas on human skin. They are removed mainly only when they have lost their original appearance, for example, you have injured it, or it has become inflamed, or there are cancer cells in it.
As mentioned above, the main way to treat them is to remove them, but so that they no longer disturb you with their appearance, you need to undergo a course of prevention, which may include taking immunostimulating, antiviral and cytotoxic drugs.
Features of the procedure
Laser removal treatment affects the skin differently depending on the size of the lesion. It is also worth noting that this procedure solves the problem of reappearance.
Despite all the advantages of this method, it also has its disadvantages. For example, if the formation was large, then a scar may remain in its place after the procedure. This is due to the fact that tissue regeneration is slowed down.
It is very important to provide the skin with proper care after the operation, since it is the wrong care of the skin, or its absence, that can lead to inflammation and suppuration.
How is laser papilloma removal performed?
In any case, before starting the procedure, you need to undergo an examination and consult a doctor. This is necessary in order to find out if there are any blood diseases or intolerance to such operations. Local anesthesia is used during the procedure.
The laser removal procedure is painless and completely safe if done in a specialized clinic. The success of the operation depends not only on the equipment, but also directly on the experience of the doctor who will perform the removal.
The depth of the rays is individually selected for each patient, depending on the thickness of the skin. The beam is divided into many small beams, which are directed to the papilloma itself to burn out the affected cells, while not harming your health. The laser clogs the blood vessels, blocking bleeding. This ensures that there will be no bruising after removal. At the end of the procedure, the wound is treated with an antiseptic and a bandage or patch is applied.
An operation such as laser removal will help you get rid of formations forever.
What are the contraindications for this procedure:
- During pregnancy, this method cannot be used, because due to the active activity of the hormones of the expectant mother, a colloidal scar may remain on the body;
- For people with cancer, laser removal is also categorically contraindicated;
- The fair sex is not recommended to do the procedure before the age of eighteen and after 45.
In addition, a contraindication is:
- The period of breastfeeding a child;
- High blood pressure before the procedure;
- Acute, chronic skin diseases;
- Herpes on the skin;
- Fever and cold;
- Post-sun period.
A very important factor is proper care after the procedure, because if you take care of it incorrectly or refuse to care at all, the place where the papilloma was may become inflamed or fester.
So, the basic rules of care after the procedure:
- You can not wet the place where the papilloma was for three days, and for the first day it is better not to wash at all to avoid water ingress;
- It is not recommended to remove the crust;
- Do not lubricate with various creams and ointments;
- Do not sunbathe;
- Do not bathe in a bath or sauna;
- Do not swim in the pool;
- Do not apply cosmetics if the papilloma was on the face;
- It is allowed to smear with "Karganate" or "Fukortsin" once a day;
- In order not to contaminate the wound, you can apply a gauze bandage and seal it with adhesive tape. Within two to three days, the crust will go away on its own and healthy skin will be in its place.
If you follow these simple care rules, then there will be no consequences for your skin, and you will be satisfied with the result.
The reviews of many people about laser removal are very positive, since there is no bleeding and blisters on the body during the operation, the operation itself is very fast and painless, there are no scars, and small (if the formation was no more than 1 cm) formations are removed in one session.
If you have not yet decided how to get rid of papillomas, then we recommend laser removal, you will be satisfied with the process itself and its consequences.