Laser therapy has started to take its place in a wide range of medical treatments besides daily life. Many technologies have been replaced by lasers. One of them is nevus removal.

CO2 (carbon dioxide) and erbium lasers are generally used in nevus removal processes with laser. Thanks to the application of these lasers, which are called as ablative, benign, undesirable lesions under and on the skin can be removed. These include benign lesions such as nevus, warts, and pyogenic granuloma. The laser creates the desired burning effect by converting the water, which is the target chromophore, into heat energy in this lesion.

Although laser applications are safe when applied by competent people, their uncontrolled use sometimes have risks such as burns.

Its use must be under the supervision of a doctor.

However, the most important point is which nevus will be removed. Every nevus is not suitable for laser treatment. There is a possibility that some of our nevus may convert into very serious types of cancer such as melanoma. However, if these nevus are removed via regular control or via surgical methods, this problem is eliminated. However, when these nevus, which lose the chance of follow-up if removed via laser, spread to the body as cancer, and unfortunately, the diagnosis may be delayed and the treatment may have become almost impossible.

If the nevus is planned to be removed, it is recommended to perform a nevus examination under the control of a dermatologist beforehand and to decide on the nevus that need to be removed accordingly.

After the nevus decided by your dermatologist are marked and photographed, local anesthesia is applied to this area. The nevus is removed by being burned via laser without feeling any pain. Likewise, other benign lesions such as warts, nevus, etc. can be removed by burning via laser.

Although there is a slight redness and incrustation after the procedure, recovery is completed within 1 week. It is important not to have this area contact with water for 1 day and to support wound recovery with antibiotic wound care creams. The deeper the lesion is located in the skin, the higher the risk of scarring. Your dermatologist will inform you whether there will be a scar or not, depending on the depth of the lesion.

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