DERMATOLOGY SURGERY

At Omniya Clinic in London

At Omniya Clinic, we have a range of services targeted at the skin. If you have concerns with moles, skin tags or other skin concerns that might require surgical treatment, our specially trained medical professionals would be glad to advise you on the best treatment options for you and perform a range of dermatology surgery treatments to suit your needs.

Dermatology surgery can be complicated, but if you choose Omniya Clinic for your treatment, you will benefit from high-quality services that addresses your concerns in the most appropriate manner. We have a team of highly skilled, friendly and experienced dermatologists who provide procedures that include curettage and cautery, as well as skin biopsies, excisions of moles, and shave biopsies or excisions.

Dermatology

    Dermatology Surgery Commonly Treats The Following

    • Curettage and cautery

    • Skin biopsies

    • Excisions of moles

    • Shave biopsies

    • Comfortable environment

    • Tackling your skin problems

    Dermatology Surgery Treatment Overview

    Dermatology Surgery Is Performed By

    Dermatologist Zainab Laftah surgery skin specialist

    Miss Zainab Laftah

    Consultant Dermatologist

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        Dermatology Surgery Treatment Information

        Which Dermatology Surgery Is Provided At Omniya Clinic?

        We offer a number of different dermatology procedures:

        Curettage and cautery

        This is a form of electrosurgery used to treat skin lesions. With this procedure, a skin lesion is scraped off and there is then the application of heat to your skin’s surface. There are a number of different skin lesions that can be resolved with curettage. This is suitable for lesions whereby the material that the dermatologist is going to scrape off is softer than the skin that surrounds it or where there is a natural cleavage plan between the lesion and the normal tissue that surrounds it. Some of the lesions that can be treated are as follows:

        • Skin tags
        • Keratoacanthoma
        • Basal cell carcinomas
        • Actinic keratoses
        • Pyogenic granuloma
        • Squamous cell carcinoma in situ
        • Viral warts
        • Seborrheic keratoses

        When you have this treatment, your doctor will explain why the skin lesion requires treatment and the procedure that is involved. We will always begin with a consultation so that we can understand your medical history and you can ask any queries that you have. Local anaesthetic will be injected into the area around the lesion that is going to be treated. This will ensure that the skin goes numb so that you do not feel any pain while having the procedure. You may experience a pushing sensation, but this will not cause any pain. A curette is used to scrape off the skin lesion. A curette is like a small spoon with sharp edges

        Will I have a scar?

        It is likely that you will have some sort of scar after curettage, especially if it is accompanied by cautery. The scars tend to be round and flat. They will be similar in size to that of the original skin lesion.

        Skin curettage aftercare

        You may find that the wound is a bit tender once the local anaesthetic has worn off. You should leave the dressing in place for as long as your doctor has advised. This will typically be around 24 hours. Avoid stretching of the area and strenuous exertion. If there is any sort of bleeding, press firmly onto the wound with a folded towel and make sure you do not look at it for around 20 minutes. You should get in touch with us if it is still bleeding after this time. It is important that the wound is kept dry for 48 hours. It should then be washed gently and dried. If the wound becomes very painful or red, consult your doctor. There will be no stitches to remove after curettage.

        Dermatologist at Omniya Clinic in London

        Skin biopsies

        A skin biopsy will remove skin or cell samples from the surface of your body. The sample that is taken will be assessed so that you can be provided with information about your medical condition. This can be used to either rule out or diagnose specific skin diseases and conditions. There are a number of different types of skin biopsies. The main ones are as follows:

        • Excision biopsy – A doctor will use a scalpel, which is a small knife, to remove an area of abnormal skin or an entire lump. This includes a portion of normal skin through or down to the skin’s fatty layer.
        • Punch biopsy – A doctor will use a circular tool so that a small section of skin is removed. This includes deeper layers, i.e. superficial fat, dermis, and epidermis.
        • Shave biopsy – A doctor will use a tool that is like a razor in order to get rid of a small section of your skin’s top layers, i.e. a portion of the dermis and epidermis.

        Why may you need a skin biopsy?

        Skin biopsies are used to either rule out or diagnose skin diseases and conditions. They can also be used in order to get rid of skin lesions. A skin biopsy can be required in order to help treat or diagnose skin disease and conditions such as:

        • Warts
        • Suspicious moles or other growths
        • Skin tags
        • Infection
        • Cancers (skin), including melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma
        • Psoriasis, dermatitis, and other inflammatory skin conditions
        • Bullous pemphigoid and other blistering skin disorders
        • Actinic keratosis

        What to expect from skin biopsies

        Depending on where the skin biopsy is located, you may be asked to change into a clean gown. Your doctor will then clean the area of the skin that is going to be biopsied. We may use a surgical marker in order to mark the skin. You will then receive a local anesthetic so that the biopsy site is numbed. You should not feel any discomfort or pain during the skin biopsy.

        The exact procedure will depend on the type of biopsy you are going to have. If you are having an excisional biopsy or a punch biopsy, the procedure will involve the top layer of fat beneath the skin being cut into. Because of this, to close the wound, stitches may be required. An adhesive bandage or dressing will then be placed over the site so that bleeding is prevented and the wound is protected.

        If you are having a shave biopsy, your doctor will use a scalpel, double-edge razor, or a sharp tool to cut the tissue. The depth of the incision is going to differ depending on the part of the body being biopsied and the type of biopsy. A shave biopsy will cause bleeding. However, pressure will be applied to the area in order to stop the bleeding. Topical medication may also be applied to the biopsy site.

        Caring for the biopsy site while it heals

        While the site of the biopsy is healing, make sure you do the following:

        • Use an adhesive bandage, which will enable the skin to ventilate, to cover the site.
        • Use a clean towel to pat the site dry.
        • Rinse the site well.
        • Use soap and water to wash the biopsy site. You should use shampoo if the biopsy site is on your scalp/
        • Make sure you wash your hands with water and soap before you touch the biopsy site.

        Surgical mole excision

        A surgical mole excision will cut the mole out, cutting right down to the subcutaneous fat to ensure the lesion is fully removed. With bigger moles that are more than 8mm in diameter, to ensure a seamless closure the excision might be extended into a shape that is more elliptical. This can be used to address concerns such as birthmark removal and mole removal.

        There is no extensive preparation that is going to be required before this treatment. However, you are advised to avoid sun exposure and wear SPF daily. During the procedure, local anesthetic will be applied to numb the area so that you do not feel any sort of pain. Once the area has been numbed and thoroughly cleansed, the unwanted growth is going to be removed. As mentioned, this is right down to the subcutaneous fat. Sutures will be used to close the incision, and a protective bandage will cover the area.

        What to expect immediately after the treatment

        After the treatment, you should not experience any discomfort. If you do, it will be minimal. You will be able to return to your normal activity straight after. You will need to make sure you change your bandages every two to three days. Do not stretch the impacted skin surface and be careful not to get any dirt, sweat, or water into the treated area. In terms of results, they will be noticeable right away and they are permanent. You should avoid exposure to the sun for one year to guarantee optimal scar healing.

        Who is this treatment recommended for?

        The ideal candidate for surgical mole excision is someone that wants a benign appearing mole to be removed. It is recommended for moles that are bigger than 8 mm. This is not recommended for anyone who has a suspicious mole that has not determined whether or not the mole is cancerous. If you are unsure whether or not this is going to be the right treatment for you, the best thing to do is get in touch with us to book a consultation. One of our experienced dermatologists will then be able to assess the treatment area to determine whether or not an excision is going to be right for you.

        Dermatology Surgery FAQ’s

        Yes, dermatology surgery is a specialised form of medicine that deals with the skin. Dermatology itself is a speciality that has both dermatology surgery and medical dermatology as aspects. A dermatologist is a specialist doctor (licensed for this speciality with the General Medical Council) who will manage all skin-related diseases, as well as cosmetic problems relating to nails and hair.

        If your mole has become crusty, this could be the sign of an advanced disease. The best thing to do is to get in touch with us to book an appointment so that we can examine it.

        Most wounds are going to take between one and three weeks to heal. Healing may take longer if a bigger area of skin was removed.

        A mole will typically be an evenly coloured black, tan, or brown spot on the skin. It can be raised or flat. Most people have moles, and a lot of them are harmless. Nevertheless, it is vital to look out for any changes in a mole, for example, changes in the texture, colour, shape, or size, as this could indicate that a melanoma is developing.

        A lot of people are worried that mole removal is going to hurt. However, local anaesthetic is going to be applied to the treatment area so that you do not experience any pain during the procedure.

        Yes, it is. You should not attempt to remove your mole yourself nor should you pick at it. This can cause a serious infection. Nevertheless, it is not true that picking a mole can make it develop into a melanoma.

        You can remove hair protruding from your mole safely if you wish to do so, especially if you do not like the way it looks. You should remove the hair just as you would if you were removing any other sort of unwanted hair on your body. For example, you can have it removed by electrolysis or you can simply pluck the hair. You can wax it or shave over it if the mole is flat and flush against your skin.

        Yes, sometimes a mole will grow back, and in other cases, it will not. It is impossible to predict. If the mole has grown back, this is because some of the cells have remained beneath the skin. These can effectively act as a ‘seed’ and this results in regrowth.

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