What exactly is a CryoPen?
Well, this innovative device has by both the FDA and CE for cryotherapy applications.
Designed in the shape of a pen, it offers precise and targeted delivery of ultra-low temperatures as it releases a fine spray of fluid nitrous oxide at a staggering -127 degrees Celsius, all under high pressure.
Benign skin lesions, skin tags, skin growths, age spots,solar lentigines, liver spots and skin lesions can be treated with cryopen as no local anaesthetic is needed.
At the initial consultation we will assess the skin lesion and any other areas that might need treating.
This remarkable tool enables specialists to work with utmost precision, allowing for accuracy down to the millimeter level.
Symptoms of seborrheic keratosis include raised, waxy or scaly bumps on the skin that may look like warts.
The lesions can range in size from a few millimeters to several centimeters and vary in color from light tan to brown, black or even yellowish.
They are most commonly found on the face, chest, shoulders, back and scalp.
The cause of seborrheic keratosis Nottingham is unknown but it is likely related to genetics and sun exposure. It is very common in middle-aged adults and is rarely seen in children or those under the age of 30. Sun exposure probably increases the risk for developing these growths as well.
Seborrheic keratosis is typically diagnosed by physical examination, during which the doctor will inspect the skin lesion. The doctor may also perform a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. A biopsy entails taking a small sample of the lesion for further examination under a microscope. This helps to differentiate seborrheic keratosis from other skin conditions that may have similar features or symptoms.
Answer: Seborrheic keratosis appears as small, waxy, scaly bumps that are tan, brown or black in color. They are usually round or oval in shape and can vary in size from 1 mm to more than 2 cm. They may also have a slightly raised, wart-like appearance and some may look like they have been stuck onto the skin.
No, seborrheic keratosis is not a form of skin tumor. It is a noncancerous skin growth that is usually found on the face, neck, chest, back or shoulders.
Seborrheic keratosis commonly appears in middle age, usually after the age of 40.
Yes, seborrheic keratosis can be hereditary. It is a genetic skin disorder that runs in families. Approximately 10 to 20 percent of people with this condition have at least one first-degree relative who also has it.
No, seborrheic keratosis is not a sign of cancer. It is a benign skin condition that often appears as raised, yellowish, greasy, or waxy patches on the skin. It is very common and does not usually indicate any serious health issues.
If you have seborrheic keratosis, it is important to take care of yourself at home. Here are some tips for self-care:
1. Use sunscreen when outdoors and minimize sun exposure as much as possible.
2. Keep the affected area clean and dry to minimize discomfort and itching.
3. Avoid scratching, picking, or rubbing the affected area as this can lead to infection.
4. Apply over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day to reduce inflammation and itching.
5. Take an over-the-counter antihistamine if needed to help reduce itching and inflammation.
6. Moisturize the area with a gentle moisturizer after bathing or showering to keep skin hydrated and reduce irritation from dryness.
Once seborrheic keratosis has been removed, the area should be cleaned with an antiseptic cleanser. The cleanser should be applied to the affected area twice a day for several days, or as directed by a healthcare provider. It is important to remember that the area must be kept clean and dry to prevent infection and further irritation. After cleansing, apply an ointment such as petroleum jelly to help moisturize the skin and reduce any discomfort in the area.
Yes, seborrheic keratoses are typically benign and noncancerous.