24.07.2024

How best to remove papillomas, radio knife or laser?

Cosmetic defects such as papillomas are usually removed using special methods. Most often, cosmetologists use a radio knife or a laser for this, these methods have their own characteristics, and it is very important to choose the right procedure so as not to harm the body.

To choose the right type of procedure, it is recommended to consult with a cosmetologist who will carry out the removal of papillomas. He will examine the neoplasm, evaluate its size and get acquainted with the characteristics of the patient’s body in order to avoid side effects and complications.

When choosing a method, contraindications are not the last value. They are similar in both procedures, but the laser has more of them. In many cosmetology clinics, before removing tumors, clients have to undergo a series of tests to exclude some diseases and pathologies that are contraindications.

If the choice of method depends on the price, then the laser is the cheapest. The price for removing 1 papilloma is 200-800 rubles, depending on the size of the education, region, type of apparatus, etc. The radio wave method is much more expensive – the cost of removing one papilloma starts from 1000 rubles.

The radio wave method is good because after it you can send the excised tissue for examination and find out if the papilloma was the initial stage of skin cancer or whether it was benign.

It is very important to find a good and experienced doctor who has extensive experience in removing cosmetic defects and neoplasms. It is necessary to remove the papilloma in the salon, in which there are all the necessary certificates and licenses. Also, when papillomas appear on the body, it is necessary to take an HPV test, since many types of the virus are carcinogenic and cause skin cancer.

Radio knife

The scientific name of the radio knife is the Surgitron apparatus. Outwardly, it is somewhat similar to a screwdriver and resembles a thin needle through which radio waves pass. This tool affects the neoplasm with the aim of excising it. The radio wave acts like a surgical scalpel, but does not leave bleeding after itself, since blood coagulates at high temperatures. The tumor is completely removed with a small area of ​​the skin.

Surgitron is used to remove moles, warts, papillomas, condylomas, seborrheic keratosis, and cervical erosion.

Advantages of the method:

  • There is no need for sutures and dressings.
  • During the procedure, there is no bleeding, so it is suitable for people with blood pathologies.
  • The exposure time is 5-20 minutes, depending on the size of the neoplasm.
  • Anesthesia is not required, the operation lasts under local application anesthesia.
  • There are no scars or scars left.
  • The recovery time of the skin is 5-15 days.
  • Low risk of side effects and relapses.
  • It can be used where laser or cryodestruction cannot be used (exposure to liquid nitrogen), for example, on the eyelid or the area under the eyes.
  • The cut off tissues can be sent for histological examination to find out the nature of the neoplasm (benign or malignant).

After the operation, a brown crust will remain at the site of exposure, which in no case should be touched. She will fall away herself, and under her will be smooth pink skin, which must be protected from sunlight.

The radio wave method cannot be used when:

  • Already diagnosed malignancies.
  • An implanted pacemaker.
  • Skin diseases (psoriasis, lichen, eczema).
  • Pregnancy and lactation.
  • During the period of solar activity (from March to October).
  • Colds and fever.
Laser

The laser method is carried out using a special device that emits a laser beam.

In cosmetology, there are 2 types of lasers:

  1. Erbium – evaporates the layers of the skin in layers, thereby removing cosmetic defects. It is used to remove scars, scars, stretch marks, volumeless moles, etc.
  2. Carbon dioxide – cauterizes the layers of the skin and is suitable for the elimination of warts, wen, papillomas.

Thanks to its high energy, a carbon dioxide laser beam cuts through the layers of the skin and cauterizes blood vessels, which helps to avoid bleeding. Further, with the help of the beam, the deeper layers of the dermis are processed and the neoplasm is pulled out.

Advantages of the method:

  • There are no painful sensations, a person may feel a slight tingling and burning sensation.
  • Fast healing and restoration of the skin.
  • The laser exposure time is about 1-2 minutes.
  • Only one procedure is needed.
  • There are no scars or scars left.
  • The laser beam acts only on the neoplasm, without affecting healthy areas of the skin.

The procedure can not be carried out with immunodeficiency, fever and colds, diabetes, cancer, herpes, hypertension, skin lesions in the area of ​​papilloma. During pregnancy, it is undesirable to carry out the procedure.

Comparison
Radio knife Laser
The tumor is excised, like a scalpel. Burns layers of skin in layers.
The procedure takes 5-20 minutes. The treatment time is 1-2 minutes.
There is no bleeding. There is no bleeding.
Leaves no scars and scars. Leaves no scars and scars.
It is performed under local anesthesia. It is performed under local anesthesia.
The removed tissue can be sent for histological analysis. The removed tissues cannot be sent for histological analysis, since they are burned under the influence of a laser.

Both methods equally effectively remove papillomas and other cosmetic defects and neoplasms. Their main difference lies in the method of influence, from where other differences appear. The methods are also similar in that they do not cause bleeding and leave no residue.

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