Electrocautery involves passing direct or intermittent current through a resistant metal wire electrode to produce heat. The heated metal rod is then used to heat the target site to burn and destroy the intended tissue without causing damage to healthy tissue.
This method is used to remove protruding/ raised birthmarks such as mole (nevus)
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
This involves the use of short bursts of high-intensity light to treat birthmarks. It’s useful for treating flat birthmarks caused by pigmentation or blood vessels. The light emitted through IPL therapy slowly destroys the tissue causing the birthmark and finally eliminates it.
Just like with IPL, Laser therapy uses light to treat birthmarks. However, instead of using light with many varying wavelengths like IPL, it uses one specific wavelength of light to destroy the intended tissue. The ND:YAG laser is used at Lumiskins Dermatology Clinic for optimal results.
Frequently Asked Questions
The birthmark removal procedures that we utilize at Lumiskins target the tissue responsible for the resulting birthmark. This tissue is either cut (in moles) or destroyed (flat birthmark) and eliminated through your body’s immune responses.
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The birthmark removal procedures destroy all the tissue responsible for the birthmark. This means that there is no chance the birthmark will recur since the causative agent has been eliminated.
The type and extent of your birthmarks determine the length of the procedure. The removal procedure used also determines how long the whole process will take.
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Our birthmark removal procedures are noninvasive. This means that you can have your birthmark removal procedure and get back to work immediately. The only time you’ll need off work is during the appointments with Lumiskins.
Unless your treatment directly affects your ability to exercise, you should be able to get back to your regular exercise the day after the procedure. However, if the site treated is sensitive, you should wait till you fully recover before getting back to your exercise schedule. This may take up to ten days.
You will also need to keep the treated areas away from sunlight for a few weeks. A Sunscreen, of SPF40+, should also be applied for a few months.