Skin Surgery - Lumps & Bumps Removal and Scar Revision Surgery
Skin surgery refers to a group of surgical procedures that are used to treat a wide range of skin conditions, including benign tumours, cysts, and other growths. It also includes procedures that are used to improve the appearance of the skin, such as scar revisions and skin rejuvenation.
Some common skin surgery procedures include:
- Skin lesion removal: Surgical excision is a common procedure used to remove benign tumours, cysts, and other growths. The surgeon will make an incision in the skin, remove the growth, and close the wound with sutures.
- Scar revision: Scar revision is a procedure that is used to improve the appearance of scars, whether they are the result of injury, surgery, or acne. The surgeon may remove the scar tissue, reposition the tissue to minimize the appearance of the scar, or use skin grafts or flaps to cover the scar.
- Laser resurfacing: Laser resurfacing is a procedure that uses a laser to remove the outer layer of damaged skin and stimulates the growth of new skin cells. This procedure can be used to improve fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and acne scars.
It’s important to note that these procedures are not one-size-fits-all, and the best procedure for you may depend on your individual needs and goals. It is always recommended to consult with a specialist plastic surgeon at Centre for Surgery to discuss the best options for you.
Skin Lesion Removal
Skin lesions or ‘skin lumps and bumps’ are extremely common and all of us have or will develop some skin lesions at some point in our lives. Common skin lesions include skin tags, warts, cysts, lipomas and moles. Our dermatologists only use gold standard treatment techniques including both erbium laser removal and surgical removal for effective treatment for a wide variety of skin lesions, both common and rare.
Erbium laser is ideal for many different treatments including laser skin resurfacing, laser skin tightening, removal of superficial skin lesions and laser snoring treatment. Erbium laser carries less downtime and less risk of scarring compared with traditional CO2 laser. Fotona erbium laser is commonly combined with Morpheus8 RF microneedling when deeper skin tightening is required.
Skin Tag Removal
Skin tags, which are often considered harmless, are growths that can appear anywhere on the skin. These growths can affect one’s self-esteem if they are aesthetically unappealing and, in some cases, they can cause pain and discomfort. We offer several non-surgical removal options including laser removal, cryotherapy and curettage & cautery.
Milia are common harmless benigh cysts which often form after an injury to the skin such through laser resurfacing, chronic sun damage or skin burns. They are very easily treated either with radiosurgery or with Erbium laser for permanent results.
Wart removal is an increasingly popular procedure at Centre for Surgery. Centre for Surgery utilise gold standard Fotona dual wavelength laser for highly effective wart removal and minimal risk of recurrence. Even the most stubborn types of warts resistant to other types of treatments attempted elsewhere can be successfully treated with Fotona Nd:YAG and erbium laser.
Verruca removal or plantar wart removal at Centre for Surgery is a commonly performed treatment using Erbium laser ablation. Our dermatologists have access to state of the art laser technology for fast and effective removal of verrucas with minimal risk and quick healing.
Age Spot Removal
Age spots also known as sun spots and liver spots are benign harmless brown patches on the skin that are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. They are very effectively treated with IPL treatment or Erbium YAG laser for multiple age spots.
In most cases, moles are harmless skin growths that can appear anywhere on the body, however, moles can sometimes become cancerous. This procedure is suitable for those wishing to remove a mole for several different reasons including aesthetics, discomfort or if it’s potentially cancerous. Mole removal is a quick, painless and simple procedure.
Skin cysts, which are fluid-filled bumps that lie just under the skin, can appear on several areas of the body and can often appear aesthetically unattractive. Depending on the size and placement of the cyst, it can be removed surgically or non-surgically. Our cyst removal options include cryotherapy, curettage and cautery and surgical excision. After a careful examination, our surgeon will be able to advise on the most suitable method.
Lipoma removal is suitable for those who have had their confidence and self-esteem affected by their unsightly cosmetic appearance. A lipoma is an overgrowth of fat cells that form underneath the skin as a fatty lump. They can appear anywhere on the body including the chest, arms, shoulders and neck. Although lipomas can be a cosmetic nuisance, they are in most cases, painless and benign.
Xanthelasma is a yellowish plaque that tends to form around the eyelid region and is often linked with high cholesterol levels. Xanthelasma removal is easily and effectively performed with our state of the art Fotona erbium laser.
Seborrhoeic Keratosis Removal
Seborrhoeic keratosis also known as senile warts is a common raised, warty growth found on sun exposed areas of skin in older people. The condition is harmless with no potential for cancerous changes. The removal of senile warts is easily carried with treatment with Erbium YAG laser performed by a skilled laser dermatologist at Centre for Surgery.
Actinic Keratosis Treatment
Actinic keratosis is a pre-cancerous skin condition caused by chronic sunlight exposure. It is most commonly found in the face and neck region and is effectively treated with Erbium YAG laser.
Skin Cancer Treatment
Skin cancer removal at Centre for Surgery is a centre of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of skin cancers. Our dermatologists are supported by an expert team of plastic surgeons for the removal of suspicious skin lesions with the minimum of scarring using a number of techniques including wide local excision and reconstructive procedures.
Scar revision is beneficial for those who have had their confidence and self-esteem negatively affected by an unsightly traumatic or surgical scar. There are many types of scars including acne scars, burn scars, hypertrophic scars and keloid scars. Each type of scar will require customised treatment to achieve an acceptable cosmetic appearance. We offer a full range of treatment options including laser resurfacing, Morpheus8 RF microneedling and surgical scar revision procedures carried out under a local anaesthetic.
Hypertrophic Scar Treatment
Hypertrophic scar treatment is ideal for an abnormal type of scarring characterised by the proliferation of dense scar tissue and often develops following skin trauma or surgery in those with darker skin types. Fortunately there are a number of effective treatment options including laser resurfacing, Morpheus8 RF microneedling and steroid injections. In some cases, surgical scar revision under a local anaesthetic may be warranted.
Keloid Scar Removal
Keloid scar removal involves the use of laser or surgical techniques to treat these difficult types of scar. Keloid Scars are an abnormal type of scarring characterised by the dense proliferation of scar tissue that may develop after even minor injury to the skin. Keloids are not easy to treat and need expert assessment and treatment by our team of dermatologists and plastic surgeons for the best treatment outcomes.
Acne Scar Removal
Acne scar removal is a signature treatment performed at Centre for Surgery in London. Acne scars are a significant cause of loss of self-confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, there are a number of effective options available at Centre for Surgery to improve the appearance of acne scars leading to beautifully smooth skin. Our dermatologists are expert in the use of both laser resurfacing and Morpheus8 RF microneedling often in combination with minimally invasive surgical techniques for permanent improvement of what can be a very difficult condition to treat effectively.
Burn Scars Treatment
Burn scars treatment is an increasingly requested type of scar revision treatment for patients who have sustained burn scars whether minor or major in nature. Burn scars can an important source of functional limitation as well having an unsightly cosmetic appearance. Centre for Surgery have the full range of treatments for burn scars including laser resurfacing, Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling, steroid injections and surgical treatments for improving the appearance of burn scars.
Surgical Tattoo Removal
Surgical tattoo removal also known as tattoo excision is a effective and permanent surgical treatment for those wishing to remove a tattoo. Many patients may have already tried laser tattoo removal without success. Surgical tattoo removal under local anaesthetic can be performed on both smaller and larger areas either with skin excision alone or combined with skin grafting for larger tattoos.