Thursday, September 21, 2017
 Minor Surgery Radiolase
Minor Surgery

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

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 buttocks.                  

The medical name for skin tags is acrochordons.                


Skin Blemishes

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

Warts

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 years.

Verrucae

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 person contact.

Corn/Calluses

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 excision.

Ingrowing toenail

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 info@medixclinic.ie

All 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/GLO).






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