Our dermatology service is able to remove small masses and treat certain dermatological conditions with our CO2 laser. This treatment has several benefits over conventional surgery:
Most procedures can be done by numbing the skin prior to the procedure. Often sedation and general anesthesia can be avoided.
Minimal hemorrhage (bleeding) and tissue destruction.
If a patient has multiple masses/tumors, conventional surgery may be too time consuming to perform.
Below is a list of diseases in which laser treatment is recommended:
Removal of small masses: examples include sebaceous adenomas (warts, skin tags), and papilloma’s
Removal of cysts
Removal of hemangiomas – small red areas caused by UV light. These tumor types can turn malignant or aggressive (cancerous).
Removal of tumors in difficult locations – ears and tail.