Birthmarks, non-pigmented skin mutations
Non-pigmented birthmarks or other mutations that protrude from the skin can be dangerous. It is advised to have these checked by a dermatologist and get them removed if necessary. At Downtown Medical Center, we are happy to answer any of your questions related to birthmarks.
Always have a specialist to diagnose skin mutations, and to determine the appropriate treatment.
The removal of birthmarks
Pigmented skin mutations (such as pigmented birthmarks) have to be examined by a dermatologist using dermatoscope. If they consider it removable, then it is possible to visit a surgeon. These interventions are done under local anesthesia, and the removed mutation is sent to histological examination. The doctor stitches the wound, then removes the stitches during a check-up appointment.
The next step of the treatment can only be determined after we have the result of the histological examination.
The removal of non-pigmented skin mutations
Non-pigmented skin mutations that protrude from the skin are also examined using dermatoscope to exclude the possibility of melanoma. If the mutation does not contain any pigments, other methods (such as laser, cryo-surgery, burning, or removal with Volkmann spoon) are also applicable. In order to choose the most suitable and aesthetically beneficial method for each skin type or area, and to observe safety measures (whether the mutation is benign or malignant, whether it contains pigments), a dermatological examination should precede any intervention.
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