People in Leicester suffering from the unaesthetic angiokeratoma skin condition can now benefit from Renew Skin & Health Clinic’s revolutionary angiokeratoma removal laser treatment performed with the pulsed dye laser technology, a non-surgical procedure that uses thermal energy in a lasing medium composed of an organic dye mixed in a solvent.
Angiokeratoma is a benign skin growth caused by vascular lesions appearing at the surface of the skin, usually of red or purple colour. Although they are asymptomatic, angiokeratomas can be scratched and bleed, and thus, be prone to infections. Except for one type of angiokeratoma that we will discuss below, the causes of these skin lesions are unknown. Angiokeratomas are easily diagnosed through a physical inspection of the affected skin, and if the lesion looks suspicious, a biopsy can be used to rule out any other lesions or conditions with potentially malignant characteristics. Prior to the angiokeratoma laser removal in Leicester, at Renew Skin & Health Clinic we always conduct a specialized consultation during which the nature of your skin lesions can be accurately determined by one of our specialists.
There are mainly five types of angiokeratoma:
- Angiokeratoma of Fordyce – a type of angiokeratoma that manifests on the genitalia of both men and women. Usually asymptomatic, they can be stretched or hurt and bleed and thus, present a risk of infection.
- Angiokeratoma circumscriptum - usually represented by a cluster of small lesions, these angiokeratomas appear on the lower extremities and may become darker in time.
- Angiokeratoma corporis diffusum (Fabrys syndrome) – a rare form of angiokeratoma with genetic origins. More severe in men than women, these lesions may appear anywhere on the body, but have a greater incidence in the lower trunk and groin areas. Being a much more severe form of the disease, Fabrys syndrome can trigger organ failure, blindness, painful hands, heart attack and arthritis.
- Sporadic angiokeratoma –solitary bluish black lesions usually manifesting in people over 40, mainly in lower extremities.
- Angiokeratoma of Mibelli – angiokeratoma affecting the toes and fingers, but also on the knees, elbows and backside of the hands.
The pulsed dye laser angiokeratoma removal treatment in Leicester is a non-surgical procedure that is performed under local anesthesia, which also renders it virtually painless. There will be a slight discomfort, but nothing in the pain area. Our Renew Skin & Health Clinic specialists have performed laser treatments on various skin conditions and know exactly how to target such unaesthetic lesions, ensuring positive cosmetic results. The pulsed dye laser uses an organic dye mixed within a solvent, the dye solution obtained being circulated at high speeds, a process that combined with the incoming laser light emits stimulated radiation. This causes a thermal effects on the targeted cells, vaporizing them from within, without affecting the adjacent tissues.
To benefit from the positive cosmetic results of the angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Leicester simply contact our Renew Skin & Health Clinic Head Office in Leamington Spa and our operators will provide you with all the necessary details to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.