What skin problems are surgically resolved?
Various birthmarks (congenital and acquired), cysts, and other skin derivatives can be surgically removed, especially when the skin can not be excluded from cancer or the diagnosis of the skin is unclear.
Surgery needs to be removed so that the derivatives do not become malignant. Skin derivatives, especially moles, tend to change, become dysplastic, and develop without melanoma - skin cancer. If you notice a strange body on your body that changes its shape or color, you should immediately contact a specialist - dermatovenerologist.
It is possible to surgically remove such structures that cause not only health problems but also aesthetics or convenience: moles are in uncomfortable places (neck, armpits) and look aesthetically. Often we can traumatize and induce such structures. Patients also suffer from psychological discomfort - if the body seems to be aesthetic, constantly trying to mask it.
If you need a more in-depth examination. Surgical removal of skin derivatives is not only a healing procedure, but also a diagnostic because the deleted derivatives are always examined histologically - their type and benignness / malignancy are determined.
What are the benefits of surgical removal?
One procedure is enough;
No need for additional treatment;
Surgically removed derivatives at that site do not renew;
The exact origin of the deleted entity is known - malicious or not.
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How is Surgical Treatment of Skin Derivatives Made?
Dermatovenerologist is a physician in the Biofirst clinic for skin treatments to be surgically removed. Before surgery, the doctor examines the dermatoscope to be removed. The course of the operation, the method of anesthesia and post-procedure wound care are also discussed. During the operation, the scalpel derivative is cut and sent for histological examination, and the wound is stitched with a special thread; put on a sterile bandage. 7-14 days after surgery, the re-visit removes the thread and discusses the results of the histological examination. After surgery, a scar may remain in the area, the size and type of which depend on the individual characteristics of the body. At the patient's request, if the scar is formed by a raised (hypertrophic) or depressed (atrophic), then a laser or drug scar treatment may be used.
Are the procedures painful?
Surgical removal of derivatives is usually performed in the local anesthesia when the analgesics are injected only at the site where the derivative is to be removed. This means that patients do not feel pain during surgery. During local anesthesia, you may feel an unpleasant feeling at the site of the procedure until a needle is inserted and local anesthetics are injected. It may be a bit painful, but the barrier of each pain is individual.
When to perform surgical removal rather than laser treatment?
Your doctor will always give you the most appropriate treatment, but if you have these symptoms, you should do the following:
When skin derivatives change their shape and color;
When histological examination is required to find a malignant or malignant derivative;
Suspected skin cancer;
When the derivative is larger, it is more complex than usual.
How to prepare for the procedure?
No special preparation is usually required before the procedure. It is recommended that certain blood tests (total blood count, coagulation parameters) or cardiac electrocardiogram be performed prior to surgical removal. This depends on your overall health and related diseases. All of this is discussed with the physician performing the surgical intervention before the intended operation.
How do I feel after the procedure when I recover?
After the procedure, you may feel pain at the site of the operation. Because the surgery is usually small, it is only within the skin, so the pain is not intense and the drug does not need to be suppressed. However, this is a very individual matter and depends on the scope of the surgical procedure, its location, and your sensitivity to pain. At least one week after the procedure, special postoperative wound care will be required and physical activity, solarium, sun and water baths will be avoided for at least two weeks. Your doctor will tell you about the complete wound care.
When can a procedure not be performed?
If you suffer from blood clotting (haemophilia);
You are taking blood thinning medicines;
The skin or infection is severely damaged at the site of the operation;
If you have a severe systemic infection or severe other forms of disease.
How to prevent the emergence of serious diseases?
In order to prevent the development of more serious diseases for the eye, it is recommended to visit a dermatovenerologist once a year to prevent skin and its derivatives. During this process your dermatovenerologist will examine your skin in detail and, if necessary, perform a dermatoscopic examination of the skin derivatives and explain which derivatives are not dangerous and which should be monitored in more detail or surgically removed.