Is it possible to remove papillomas?
In themselves, papillomas are not particularly dangerous and are only a cosmetic defect. However, with excessive growth, there is a risk of their degeneration into malignant neoplasms. Therefore, if you find a similar phenomenon on your body, even a small size, it is advisable to visit a dermatologist who will give recommendations on whether to remove the papilloma and choose the best method for this.
What are the methods of getting rid of tumors?
You can remove papilloma in several ways: by cauterization, by surgery, cryodestruction and electrocoagulation. We offer a more detailed understanding of each of these methods.
Removal of papilloma with moxibustion
This method is the simplest and consists in cauterization of the neoplasm with chemical means, which entails its death (necrosis). After the procedure is completed, a crust appears on the site of the removed papilloma, which in no case should be ripped off, since this can lead to scar formation. The crust itself will come off within a few days, and in its place there will be only smooth skin. It is possible to remove papilloma by this method even at home, but it is recommended to consult a specialist so as not to provoke an atypia, which is an abnormal development of skin cells, which can lead to the formation of a malignant tumor.
Surgical removal of papilloma
This method involves cutting the papillomas with a scalpel, after which a pressure bandage is placed on the site of the removed tumor. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. This can also be done with a laser scalpel. It is much more preferable to remove the papilloma by a laser than an ordinary medical scalpel, since as a result of such an operation, hemorrhage stops simultaneously. In addition, this technique is characterized by a low probability of postoperative complications, a short recovery period and the possibility of removing tumors of any shape and size.
Method of cryodestruction
You can also remove the papilloma in a way that involves freezing the tumor with liquid nitrogen. This procedure is simple and painless, and also in most cases is well tolerated by patients and does not require additional anesthesia of the treated areas.
The method of electrocoagulation consists in local exposure to high-frequency papillomavirus. This procedure is carried out using special equipment that produces alternating and direct current.