Laser papilloma removal: the pros and cons of the method

On the skin of a person, various neoplasms can appear. Papillomas are classified as benign. You can get rid of them if you wish. There are several ways, but laser papilloma removal is considered the most effective.

treatment methods

Papilloma is a neoplasm on the skin or mucous membranes of the body, that is, a wart. It belongs to benign pathologies, so its removal is not mandatory. Most of the time, these measures are used with multiple formations or for aesthetic reasons, especially when papillomas appear on the face. In this case, it is better to carry out laser treatment.

laser papilloma removal

There are many ways to deal with this problem. Most of them involve their removal.

Today, most often in the list of clinic services, you can see the following methods:

  • cauterization with chemicals;
  • cryodestruction (treatment with liquid nitrogen);
  • surgical excision;
  • electrocoagulation;
  • removal of radio waves;
  • evaporation of papillomas with laser.

These are the most effective treatments. After applying some of them, a small trace may remain in the form of a pigmented area, scar, or scar. But it is after the laser that the aesthetic defects are minimized.

The nuances of laser removal

A special place in medicine is occupied by laser treatment. In particular, this applies to the removal of various neoplasms, in particular papillomas.

This method differs from others in the following ways:

  • Method for removing neoplasms. The laser affects the problem area using high temperature and radiation. Thus, the simultaneous burning and evaporation of the papillomas occurs;
  • tissue regeneration rate. After the procedure, skin restoration takes 3 to 8 days. At the same time, the risk of the papilloma reappearing in the same place is excluded, as all unhealthy cells, including the root of the wart, are removed by the laser;
  • Determination of the processing zone by the device. The settings on the device are selected so that the impulse does not penetrate deeper than necessary. Therefore, except for the pathological one, no tissue is affected.

Advantages of the method

The popularity of laser papilloma removal is due to the presence of many advantages. This method is virtually unrivaled compared to other approaches in the treatment of skin neoplasms.

The main advantages of removing growths with a laser are:

  • Painless. Tissue evaporation occurs very quickly, while healthy areas are not affected. Some units use cooling elements so that anesthesia is not necessary;
  • Safety. With proper use of the device, it is impossible to damage healthy cells. In addition, the risk of bleeding or wound infection is eliminated;
  • therapeutic effect. After the procedure, there is a decrease in inflammation, disinfection of the treated areas occurs. In addition, it improves blood circulation and tissue nutrition, which accelerates their regeneration;
  • Speed. Formations of up to 1 cm are removed in just a few minutes. In one session, you can deal with a hundred small neoplasms;
  • Fast patient recovery. After the operation, no specific care is needed, the wound heals in a few days without scarring.

Skin damage is minimal and therefore laser is used to remove tumors even in problem areas on the face, mouth and genitals.

Disadvantages of laser surgery and contraindications

Laser papilloma removal has virtually no drawbacks. That's why this method has become so popular. However, some unpleasant moments are still not excluded. Much depends on the doctor's qualifications and the characteristics of the patient's body.

First, it is worth considering that when papillomas are removed by laser, there is a thermal effect on the tissues. That is why after surgery at the papilloma site, hyperemia of the skin and even slight swelling, as in a burn, can be observed. If you carry out proper care, then after a week there will be no noticeable traces in this place.

If the patient has an increased sensitivity to radiation, the reaction may be more intense. That's why you need to select settings individually. If the doctor does not have a sufficient level of knowledge and experience, unpleasant consequences are possible.

Another disadvantage is the contraindication of the procedure in the presence of certain health problems.

These include:

  • diabetes;
  • exacerbated herpes;
  • immunodeficiency pathologies;
  • CNS disorders, in particular epilepsy;
  • the presence of malignant tumors;
  • pathologies of the circulatory system, deviations in the composition of the blood;
  • skin diseases.

It is also not recommended to resort to the procedure during pregnancy and lactation. If within 2-3 weeks prior to manipulation the patient was exposed to intense exposure to ultraviolet radiation (eg, sunburn), the operation should be rescheduled.


  1. The operation usually takes place without the use of anesthesia. Anesthesia may be required when working in older facilities or when the patient's pain threshold is reduced.
  2. Previously, the area of skin from which the papillomas will be removed by the device is treated with an antiseptic. The laser is tuned to the desired penetration frequency and depth. Then the beam is directed to the growth and its removal is carried out directly. The beam evaporates pathologically altered tissue, leaving healthy cells intact.
  3. After removal, the doctor applies medication to the treated area. They are often soothing medications for burns, as well as antiseptics and ointments to speed up the healing process.

Consequences and patient recovery

If the procedure is carried out correctly, then there should be no serious negative consequences. After exposing the papilloma with a laser, a small trace remains at the site of burn formation, similar to a burn, which is later covered with a crust. New healthy skin forms under the crust. After the crust falls off on its own, the color of this area may differ slightly, but later on, the tone will become even.

To avoid the development of side effects, after laser manipulations, the following rules must be followed:

  • within 3-5 days you cannot wet this area of the skin;
  • do not treat the wound with agents containing alcohol, use mild antiseptics;
  • avoid ultraviolet radiation, you can't sunbathe for another 2-3 weeks afterwards;
  • no need to seal the wound, need access to air;
  • you cannot tear off or soak the scabs;
  • some time you cannot visit the baths and saunas, as well as the swimming pool.

If the treatment was performed by a specialist, and care implies compliance with all the recommendations described, the tissue repair steps take place as quickly as possible. Within a week, there will be no trace of your problem!

Some people resort to folk methods or use cauterizing substances on their own, for example, celandine extract. This self-treatment can lead to unpleasant consequences and the formation of new papillomas. In any case, you should first consult a doctor.

He will select the most suitable way to get rid of the problem and find out the general state of health of the patient, since in some cases any intervention is contraindicated.