Corn removal with a laser is a logical solution for those who have experienced extensive lesions of skin lesions. Initially, they could not represent a significant threat for the aesthetic part, and also did not carry the danger for the deterioration of health.
But over time, the defeat of the interdigital spaces, feet and pads of the fingers of the lower extremities begins to bring unpleasant sensations. At first, this is simply discomfort when pressing on the problem area, and then a pronounced pain syndrome, which makes itself felt even just when walking.
After a few weeks of trying to transfer body weight when moving to another area of the leg, the patient is confronted with nascent arthritis or even arthrosis. It is caused by non-specific load on the ankle and knee joint. In order not to reach such a sad outcome, doctors recommend removing calluses immediately after they appear.
Kinds of corns
Regardless of what type of skin roughness touched the victim, the same factors are the reasons for their formation. Often we are talking about long and regular friction, squeezing the skin area when wearing shoes unsuitable for the anatomical features of a person.
The most common type of corn is water or wet variation. It is so called because it looks like a vial that is filled with a liquid. Under the thin, almost transparent skin is going to lymph. Such bags of biological fluid can reach impressive size, occur in groups and then merge into a coherent whole.
Some ordinary people are trying to fight them on an accelerated program - cutting, squeezing or piercing the contents. This does not lead to anything good, but only increases the risk of developing an infectious lesion. This is confirmed by numerous reviews of victims of their own hindsight.
The second most common type of skin growth has become so called dry callus. This is a direct consequence of unqualified processed or dissected dropsy - the formation of the first category. Coarsening is formed after the bubble bursts, or it is pierced with a needle. The rest of the skin grows to the bottom of the wet corn, forming a dense new layer.
Over time, the zone of dead tissue will increase, which will add dry corns, or expand the lesion focus. Externally, this pathology is characterized by a dense skin growth, small compaction, which initially does not hurt even with pressure, yellowish color.
If this was found on the legs between the fingers, or on the foot, then this is a reason to immediately make an appointment with the dermatologist. It is strictly forbidden to try to open the compaction yourself, as the risks of pathogens are too high.
The fact that not all people far from medicine are able to correctly distinguish the still relatively innocuous classic dry corn from the core version adds to the problems. That it is the final stage of the rebirth of the cornified area of skin. The main feature of this pathology becomes penetration into the deeper layers of the skin. When you try to cut off the upper part of the growth of the patient, with the most successful scenario, only get rid of the cap. The root, which infects cells to a depth of several centimeters, will remain inside.
It is possible to fight with a rod only in radical ways, the most optimal of which was the attraction of laser equipment. Thanks to an accurate, almost "jewel" effect on the lesion, the doctor will be able to excise the skin bump together with an extensive root system.
No other technique provides such high performance, as with a laser you can even get to the long spine. If the fate of an extensive system remains inside, then in the future this will come back to a relapse in the same place. Because of this, traditional surgery cannot boast with increased productivity.
Strongly ingrown root first provokes a lesion of nerve endings. After a while, its effect on the surrounding tissues becomes even stronger, because instead of unpleasant sensations, the patient will experience unrelenting pain. Cleaning with pumice stone or going to a pedicurer with the superficial combing of a specific sling will bring only partial relief.
The price of a laser service varies depending on the area of damage, the depth of germination of the roots, the type of particular corn. Also, the cost may be affected by the inclusion of an auxiliary phase such as additional surveys.
There is no need to refuse the recommendation to undergo tests, since the dermatologist must first understand the true cause of the disease. A particularly relevant decision to go through clinical studies will be for those victims who are constantly faced with similar problems on their toes.
The incidents make themselves felt in different places, causing inconvenience. If this happens, it indicates internal disruption in the body. None of the super-power laser will help prevent relapses in a similar scenario, if you do not start treatment from the inside.
Accurately answering the question of how much the procedure costs, the doctor will only be able to use local anesthesia after having calculated the need. Regardless of what type of anesthesia medicine is chosen, a real pro will first conduct a preliminary allergy test. This will avoid the possible onset of anaphylactic shock.
External and internal causes of callus growth
The most common external source of problems is shoes. It may be:
- not fitted to human anatomical standards;
- too small, cramped, or with seams sticking out;
- made from environmentally friendly materials.
The last point implies the formation inside the shoes of an ideal environment for the reproduction of pathogens. The feet cannot “breathe”, which provokes not only an unpleasant smell, but also painful skin pathologies.
Sometimes the cause of the problem is too much steam. Especially carefully should pick up copies of those who already have some problems with the anatomical structure of the lower limb. Here only the clinic with a practicing orthopedist will help.
But to give up shoes completely - also a bad option. Dropsy, which are reborn into core calluses, arise also due to the long walking barefoot on a hard surface. If you add to this increased sweating, forgotten rules of personal hygiene, then there are all the risks of developing skin growths.
Before sending the ward to laser excision, a specialist will definitely find the cause of the formation of defects. The reasons for their occurrence can be both external factors and internal. In the most neglected clinical situations, several aspects are mixed, which exacerbates the situation, stretching the course of therapy.
Diseases of fungal or viral origin are among the most popular internal causes. That is why it is so important to first make sure that the person does not suffer from such a disease, and then to get rid of the aesthetic deficiency.
The first potential provocateur becomes diabetes. Not less often, patients suffering from corns, in passing, have diagnosed psoriasis, kerotodermatoz, ichthyosis.
Even flat feet increases the chances of encountering unattractive, hardened skin. For the successful treatment of the disease and the subsequent neutralization of growths should consult a dermatologist.
Laser Removal Features
To artificially lower the patient's pain threshold, the doctor will first give him injectable local anesthesia. But the superficial cooling of the skin, favored by many cosmetologists, is not very helpful.
Next, a specialist burns out a dry formation with a stopper with a laser beam. Depending on the model of the equipment, the corn will evaporate or coagulate. After some time, the clot becomes completely autonomous, which allows it to be pulled out without damaging the surrounding healthy tissues.
The cap together with the core can be easily removed, preventing concurrent bleeding, as is often the case when surgery is not performed very carefully.
One callus will be removed in about three to four minutes, depending on the size of the affected area and the depth of stem ingrowth. After pulling the entire root system, an open wound surface remains in the tissues. For the disinfection of the sensitive area, a medicinal antibacterial or anti-inflammatory solution is used.
A sterile, soft dressing is applied on top, which is designed to provide drainage and also to protect against possible infectious lesions. Almost immediately after the completion of the procedure, the patient can return to the usual pace of life. The most important warning is the temporary refusal to wear tight shoes and high heels. To successfully complete the rehabilitation, you will have to listen to other tips and not touch the crust formed from above, avoid prolonged swimming, refuse to go to the sauna and the bathhouse, carefully care for the wound according to the instructions received from the expert. In total, the healing will last for about three weeks.
Indications and Contraindications
Like any other medical procedure, laser corn removal has its own number of indications with contraindications. Despite this, many ordinary people ignore them, believing that they know their body better.
Even taking into account that laser exposure has minimal risk of infection of an open wound surface with non-contact excision, this does not release the technology from contraindications.
The list of prohibitions includes:
- lactation period;
- oncological tumors of any location and nature;
- skin lesions, including open wounds;
- infectious diseases during exacerbations;
- tendency to keloid scars.
Some of these points belong to the camp of relative contraindications, which makes the possibility of neutralization of growths with a laser possible, but under more favorable circumstances.
Doctors highly appreciate the technology for its ability to influence only the affected skin cells, without touching the surrounding healthy tissue. Instead, rays additionally burn out pathogens that carry the risk of inflammation.
Another advantage of the method is the operative regeneration of previously damaged tissues. Due to the ability to act on the deeper layers, it turns out to guarantee the minimum percentage probability of relapse due to the root not taken out. Corn of rod format can again hit the same point only by accident, or in situations where the laser effect was too weak due to the unprofessionalism of the master.
The lack of blood is also a significant plus, which is achieved due to the use of high temperature. It acts as a pledge for instant sealing of small blood vessels, blocking blood supply to the hole freed from the spine. This allows you to easily lay in the wound antibacterial drugs for early recovery.
The final chord is the absence of visible traces of intervention on the skin surface at the end of the recovery period. No scars or burns, but only a perfectly smooth surface.