What It Is
Non-pigmented lesions are lesions that contain very little coloring or pigment. Usually they are called lumps and bumps and can be categorized into warts, skin tags, keratosis, keloid, stretch marks, etc. In order to rule out any precancerous or cancerous conditions, it is important to get these conditions carefully assessed by a physician to rule out any precancerous or cancerous conditions.
After trauma occurs to the skin, healthy skin can be replaced by fibrous tissue and appear as a scar on the skin. Scarring can be the result of a variety of factors which include wounds, burns, acne, and surgery. They are a natural part of the healing process and the way in which your body responds to injury and trauma is dependent on a range of factors such as your skin colour, genetics, age, and location on the body.
Scars can appear anywhere on your body and can be flat, raised, depressed or jagged. It may be fresh or old. Scar reduction can be achieved surgically and non-surgically. During your initial consultation, Dr. Padma Jain will assess each patient for his/her scar and work with you to determine your goals and desired results. Then, she will provide you with recommendations on the most effective procedure or combination of procedures to achieve your desired results. Because each scar is different and varies from patient to patient, the treatments that are recommended will be unique and specific to your skin condition.
How It’s Treated
CO2 Fractionated Laser – The Fractionated Laser works to reduce the depth and appearance of scarring on the skin by stimulating the production of collagen to rebuild the skin deep within the pores. This will make the scar more consistent with your surrounding skin and texture. It works effectively, is non-invasive, and has minimal downtime associated with the procedure.
Fillers – Fillers are effective to improve the appearance of scars by lifting and filling the areas where there is depressed skin. Although their effect is temporary, the results can last upwards a year depending on how fast your body metabolizes the substance.
Chemical Peels – The application of various chemical exfoliants will remove the outermost top layers of the skin, which will reveal the younger and brighter skin underneath. This will help you achieve a more radiant, even skin tone.
A wart is generally a small, rough tumor, typically found on the hands, feet, face, near the eyelids and lips, on the soles of the feet and genital area. Warts are common, and are caused by a viral infection within the human papilloma virus (HPV) family.There are a variety of different warts that one can experience. This includes the common wart, flat wart, plantar wart and mosaic wart. They typically disappear after a few months but can last for years and can recur. A few papilloma viruses are known to cause cancer . Certain types of warts, depending on location and cause, can be contagious from region to region, but are not transferable between species.
How It’s Treated
CO2 Laser – The CO2 laser will safely and effectively remove the excess layers of skin associated with wart formation. It works by heating up, eliminating, and vaporizing the skin without causing any damage to surrounding tissue or skin cells.
Keloids are a dense mass of skin that rises quickly during the skin’s healing process and can progressively get larger over time. Unlike other scars, keloids do not regress or flatten over time. They usually have a smooth top and a pink or purple colour and tend to occur on the back, shoulders, ears, and chest. This skin may be thicker than the area around it and may itch or be tender to the touch.
Keloids usually develop as a result of abnormal scar formation after trauma occurs to the skin. After the trauma, the skin heals itself through the production of collagen and keloids form when excess collagen is formed. Those with darker skin types are more likely to develop keloids and they are equally common in both men and women.
Some keloids can grow quite large and unsightly. Aside from causing cosmetic or aesthetic problems, this type of scarring tend to be tender, itchy, and can even be painful to the touch.
How It’s Treated
VBeam Perfecta – The VBeam Perfecta laser beam wavelength has the ability to close and destroy blood vessels inside the keloid, which will halt the creation of collagen in the area and thus, flatten and remove the raised skin. The number of treatments will vary from patient to patient and depends on the size and age of the keloid.
Kenalog/Cortisone Injections – Cortisone injections work to reduce the size of a keloid(s). Depending on the nature of the keloid, multiple treatments may be required. If a keloid is raised, Dr. Jain will perform an excision on the affected area and then treat it with cortisone injections in order to deter the keloid from reoccurring.
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