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Cryosurgery White Scar
Laser=light: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/laser. Light, a form of electromagnetic radiation, see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/electromagnetic_radiation, used for treatment is just a way of applying heat, i.e. The heat generated when the light is absorbed. What then happens ; the results (down the road) are a result of both the heat damage ; the healing response, locally ; body wide, thus no guarantees. ...Read more
It depends on the: size of the mole,how deep it goes,how long he has to freeze it, your skin color.. The bottom line is: if it requires extensive cryo, the more likely it is to leave a scar ...Read more
Had small lesion on penis shaft. Urologist removed. (Not std, not cancerous) After, the skin turned white. 6 mo later, still white. Scar tissue? Ok?
Scar revision or laser treatment? What's best? For keloid scar, also have a mole on the scar tissue
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Noninvasive therapy: All non invasive therapies have VERY limited results, that is why they are 'non invasive'... If you are looking for minimal to less than modest results than these therapies are for you, but they have a costs $$$$. Just be careful out there... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have non-cancerous moles on face, and I want to remove.
Which procedure won't leave scars:
cryogenic mole removal or radio-frequency mole removal?
Plastic Surgeon: They all can produce a scar. You want to remove the mole in its entirety to make sure the entire lesion is benign. Get a plastic surgeon to do it if you want to minimize potential scaring. Best wishes. ...Read more
Scar is always...: A scar is always the residual sign of skin/tissue healing after cut/injury. So, if not related with circumcision, id you have a pimple-like "boil" before? If concerned, go and see doc timely. But, if not hurting and with no erosion or size increase, it is benign with no need to intervene but personal finicky cosmetic reason. ...Read more
Can silicon gel sheets fade the appearance of scars from laser tattoo removal? (The scar is about 3 years old).
Scarring: Any form of chronic inflammation of the skin can result in scarring. Technically, the vagina refers only to the tube leading from your genitals to your cervix, and if you are referring to the skin of your pubic areas or the areas around the genital lips then the answer is yes, this can happen. Hope this clears things up. Best. ...Read more
No: No it does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on depth: of scars and your skin type, . Consult a dermatologist for specific opinion. It should help to varying degree. ...Read more
Does cryotherapy work for hypertrophic acne scars on the back? To thin to inject and doctor said they don't have lasers for raised scars.
Acne scar therapy: I use a "palette of therapies" for acne scars based on the characteristics of the scars in question. Cryotherapy works well for darker color, and is also used in conjunction with intralesional Kenalog (triamcinolone). However, it does not play much of a primary role in treating scars. ...Read more
Usually: Make sure the physician who performs the cryotherapy is aware of the progress as infection of a partial-thickness cryotherapy wound can convert it to full-thickness which could then leave a scar. Good care of the treated area can prevent this unusual complication. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Discharge normal: Abundant clear discharge usually clears within a few weeks ...Read more
Great: With cryosurgery, the affected area is frozen, which destroys the tissue. How deep this goes depends on the length of the freeze, although there is a limit to that due to the warming effect of the circulation. A cone biopsy, now done by loop excision, removes the affected tissue in pieces. It has an advantage in that the margins can be examined by the pathologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can happen: It can happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
It should get rid of: Everything, now adays leep is often done in office to treat abnormal cells, cryo works about 90% it depends on your cervix and how abnormal the cells are, but if you have mod- severe dysplasia or ca in situ - you need leep or cone of cx, your dco who did the cryo should have discussed this with you, sometimes i wonder if I am one of only a few docs who ever explalins anything to my pts. ...Read more
I had cervical cryosurgery 4 weeks ago I'm still expierencing light brownish discharge, is this normal?
I had cryosurgery 3 days ago and my bf and i were messing around and ended up having intercourse. Now im scared. Will everything be okay?
Probably ok: You may note some bleeding but not likely a big issue. ...Read more
Depends on Where: Cryosurgery can be performed on a lot of different parts of the body. Depending on where, the symptoms after treatment are similar to a burn, with some stinging pain and often blistering. If you mean on the cervix (ob/gyn), it's often described as a stinging or crampy type pain and you're likely to have some spotting afterward. Ask your doctor for more specific info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discharge: The discharge is a normal situation after an uncomplicated cryosurgery. Your cervis was literally "frozen" and is now "thawing. " this usually last for a couple of weeks depending on the extent of the cryosurgery. Report any unusual situations like a bloody or foul smelling discharge to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did you ask your GYN: Who is going to do it, you should ask your gyn, that is your gyn's job to explain everything just like I do to my pts , so call him or her or their nurse , they may have specific instructions for u. ...Read more
Go back: See your doc that did cryo so they can see if you need other therapy. ...Read more
No: Typically cryosurgery of the cervix is done without any local anesthetic because the freezing of the cervix actually numbs the cervix and minimizes the discomfort. You usually will experience a little cramping like a menstrual cycle and premedication with Ibuprofen can help with this. ...Read more