Erbium Lasers heat water to such a degree that the water vaporises. When directed at the problem skin area, skin cells are gently removed, exposing fresh layers of lower lying skin. The heat from the laser also helps to stimulate the growth of new collagen, aiding in the development of younger, smoother skin.
The laser treatment itself is not at all painful. The local anaesthetic given prior to the procedure can sting a little, like an injection. Once it has started working, the patient will not feel the laser treatment.
From start to finish, a Laser Mole Removal appointment takes about 15 minutes. Mostly this involves discussion about the procedure and the aftercare. The actual laser treatment only takes about 5 minutes for each mole.
The area heals like a graze so takes approximately 10 to 14 days to achieve a smooth pink mark. This colour then fades over the following few weeks.
Laser Mole Removal is much less ‘invasive’ than surgical excision as the skin is not broken or cut into so it is like having a graze rather than a wound from a cut. As the skin has not been broken it does not need to form a scar to heal up and this also means that the chances of infection are much less and the healing times are quicker.
The procedure itself is extremely safe, however all skin lesions are examined prior to surgery and in certain situations a histological diagnosis will be made to exclude cancerous skin lesions. The NHS no longer removes skin lesions unless cancer is suspected, however we can offer a solution with Erbium Laser Mole Removal, so what are you waiting for? Contact us today.