At MEDIXCLINIC we use radiofrequency/radiolase to
remove growths e.g. warts, skin tags etc. Radiolase is the use of high frequency radio waves to cut or destroy
tissue. It has several advantages over conventional surgery. It tends to be
quick, there is minimal bleeding, and there is less scarring thereafter. For
the removal of some skin lesions it can be much more cosmetically acceptable.
Your doctor will advise whether your problem is suitable for radiolase or not.
Common treatments using this procedure
Skin tags are
small flesh-coloured or brown growths that hang off the skin and look a bit
like warts. They are very common and harmless. Skin tags are usually a few millimetres in size, although
some can be as big as 5cm. They are commonly found on the neck, in the
armpits, around the groin or under the breasts. Sometimes they grow on the
eyelids or under the folds of the
The medical name for skin tags is acrochordons.
There are all different kinds of blemishes. You might
call them all pimples or zits, but that's not necessarily the case. It's
important to identify all the different skin problems from which you might
suffer from time to time, so you can better combat them. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that all blemishes are
acne, or else they don't distinguish between the different types of acne. It's
important to know the facts, because by clearing up any misconceptions about different types of
blemishes, you'll be in a better position to clear up your skin
A wart is a skin growth caused by some
types of the virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than
100 known types of HPV. HPV infects the top layer of skin, usually entering the
body in an area of broken skin. The virus causes the top layer of skin to grow
rapidly, forming a wart. Some warts go away on their own within months or
Verrucae are plantar warts that commonly occur on the
soles of the feet or around the toe area. They are caused by the Human
Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is highly contagious through direct person to
Calluses and corns are areas of thick,
hardened, dead skin. They form to protect the skin and structures under the
skin from pressure, friction, and injury. They may appear greyish or yellowish,
be less sensitive to the touch than surrounding skin, and feel bumpy. Calluses
on the hands and feet of an active person are normal. Corns generally are found
where toes rub together. Corns have an inner core that can be soft or hard. A
soft corn is found between toes (usually the fourth and fifth toes). A hard
corn is often found over a bony part of a toe (usually the fifth toe) Calluses
and corns become a problem when they grow large enough to cause pain. When
causing pain we treat them using radiofrequency or sometimes through surgical
An ingrown toenail is a toenail that has grown into the skin instead of
over it. This usually happens to the big toe, but it can also happen to other
toes. An ingrown toenail can get infected. It may be painful, red, and swollen,
and it may drain pus.
And many other conditions.
How do I
know what it is before I make an appointment?
You can describe it to us on the phone 01-6874077
E-mail a picture of it to us firstname.lastname@example.org
surgical procedures require a pre-assessment appointment which is free of
charge. If at this assessment your doctor feels the procedure suits, it can be
carried out there and then.
Most surgery carried out in MEDIXCLINIC is covered fully or partially by major health insurers (VHI/Laya/Aviva).