Dealing With Skin Lesions

Skin Lesions are imperfections on your skin which visible in the form of moles, cysts, warts or skin tags. Although most of the skin lesions do not cause any harm to the skin but some prove to be infectious and thus have to be operated.

Skin Lesions

The following blog is about types of skin lesions and ways to remove them.

There are various types of skin lesions some of which can be harmless and some others can turn out to be cancerous. Following are some of the types of skin lesions.

• Moles: They can be commonly seen on your skin. They are small, dark patches on the skin which get developed in the childhood or early adult life. Most of them are harmless but some of them can prove harmful as well.

• Keratoses: They are brownish or pinkish scaly bits of skin that can emerge on any part of the body. Some of them are caused due to sun exposure and have a little risk of becoming cancerous.

• Warts: They are small, rough lumps that are caused due to human papilloma virus (HPV).

• Skin Tags: They are small, flesh-colored bumps that are caused over the skin portions which creases or gets rubbed.

Many people get skin lesions removed just because they don’t want them on their skin. But that’s more of a personal choice.

But in case your GP has recommended that a particular skin lesion has to be removed then you should not take the advice casually and get it treated.

What Happens During Skin Lesion Removal?

Skin lesion removal is usually done after giving a local anesthesia to avoid the pain due to the treatment.

Following are some ways that are used to remove the skin lesions. The type of procedure (surgical or chemical) depends upon the type of skin lesion you have and where it is on your body.

• Partial Removal (Shave Biopsy) – This technique is meant for skin lesions such as skin tags, actinic keratoses and moles which stick out from your skin. The doctor uses a surgical blade to cut across the bottom of the lesion so that it levels according to the surrounding skin. This technique is often done in combination with cautery in which the electrical current is given to your skin that helps to seal the skin.

• Complete Removal (Excisional Biopsy) – In this the entire lesion is cut out. This technique applies for larger moles, cancerous lesions. This is done using a surgical blade to cut off the whole lesion along with a portion of ‘normal’ skin around the edge. The wound has to be closed with stitches afterwards.

• Freezing (Cryotherapy) – In this the liquid nitrogen is used to freeze lesions. This technique is fit for getting rid of actinic keratoses, warts and skin tags. The doctor applies the liquid nitrogen to the area for around 10 seconds, with a cotton ball or a spray. It results into a blister which will lead to falling off the blister.

• Scooping Away (Curettage) – This method is suitable for wart removal. It is removed with the help of a surgical instrument. This technique can be combined with cautery (heat treatment) or cryotherapy (freezing).

• Light Therapy (Photodynamic Therapy) – This technique is used to treat skin cancer, and lesions that can turn cancerous. The doctor applies a chemical to your lesion, before focusing a special light over it. The chemical is activated due to light and then the lesion gets destroyed.

After Treatment:

After the treatment you will have to take care of certain basic steps to make sure the wound heals in time.
Follow the instructions given by your doctor or nurse for letting the wound heal faster. You may be given a date for a follow-up appointment.
In case you had non-dissolvable stitches to close your wound, then you would be called after about seven days for stitches on face, and 10 to 14 days for any other body part.

Skin Care Kitchen

Secrets From kitchen to Keep Your Skin Lighter!!!!!!

Glowing and healthy skin is what everyone today years for. And in order to achieve this, people opt for expensive cosmetics, undergo knife and much more. However, it is not necessary for you to do the same. There are a number of natural solutions that can help you to keep skin beautiful in long term. Check out some of them here.

Skin Care Kitchen

Men and women, both are equally worried for their skin tone and other skin problems. Multiple facts, like the ever-increasing pollution, growing age, etc. makes your skin easily damaged. Nowadays, you have to confront with enormous skin conditions such as acne problems, blemishes and much more. And, all these problems collectively make your skin look dull and dark with time.

If you surf through internet, you will get a multiple solutions, claiming to provide through relief. And, there are chances that many options can really help you with skin lightening. But, there consequences can be little more dangerous due to the harmful chemicals used in their composition. Even the dermatological treatments you opt for are not considered 100% safe. Yes, they can cause immediate effects, like lightening your scars and blemishes instantly; however, they can have severe side effects too.

Why not go natural? Well, you believe it or not, it is the best way out if you want your skin to remain youthful and beautiful in long run. Have a look at some of the best natural solutions for lightening your skin problems.

Gram Flour

You have that in your kitchen. Isn’t it? Use this to lighten your skin complexion. The presence of rich nutrients in gram flour keeps your skin healthy. Try this remedy every other day. It removes excess oil from your skin and retains the natural moisture.

Gram Flour

Method: Blend a little amount of gram flour with water or rose water (preferably) to make a thick paste. Now apply it to your face, neck, hands and legs. Allow it to dry completely and then wash it off with water.

Honey

If you want an agent, which can be used to bleach your skin and also act as a moisturizing agent, honey is your answer. Generally, dry skin condition contributes to your uneven skin tone. Hence, using honey can be beneficial. It has amazing antibacterial properties, which help to fade age spots and acne scars.

Honey - Dr Numb

Method: You can directly apply pure honey to your face. Allow it to set on your face for few minutes, before you wash it off with lukewarm water. With this simple remedy, you can remove dead skin cells and make your skin appear brighter.

Alternatively, you can prepare a skin-lightening mask. Just mix one teaspoon of honey and lemon juice with one tablespoon of powdered milk. You can also add few drops of almond oil. Apply this mixture gently on the skin and allow it to dry for 10 to15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.

Aloe Vera Gel

It helps you to restore your skin’s original color and alleviate hyperpigmentation, which is one of the main causes of uneven skin tone. In addition, the cooling properties of aloe vera helps you rebuild damaged tissues and regenerate new cells, leading to healthy skin and improve your overall skin complexion.

Alo Vera- Natural Skin- Dr Scabies
Method: Get some fresh Aloe Vera leaves and cut the outer layers. Extract the thick, jelly-like substance and apply this fresh gel thoroughly on your skin. Keep it for approximately 30 minutes. Later wash it off with water.

Cucumber

This easily available skin agent binds collagen and assures that your skin is firm and supple together. It is also known for its cooling effect and is suitable for all skin types.

Cucumber- Natural skin - Dr. Numb
Method: Get some fresh cucumbers, cut into slices and place those slices directly on the dark skin areas. Allow them for a few minutes, remove them and then wash with lukewarm water.

Alternatively, grate a cucumber and blend it with honey. This mask is highly beneficial for spot-reducing. Apply it to your face and neck, leave it to dry for 15 to 20 minutes. Later rinse it off with cold water.
The best thing about these solutions is that they are readily available and produces no side-effects. Isn’t that all you want!