Removal of skin formations

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Removal of skin growths is a type of intervention aimed at removing a specific area of the dermis to eliminate the lesions that have appeared on it. The lesions themselves may be of different origin, type and degree of risk.

Some types of skin growths do not pose any danger to human health, but they cause serious damage to self-esteem by creating aesthetic or some physical discomfort. Their variety, including in the level of risk accompanying them, makes it necessary to treat them by, or at least under the close supervision of, a specialist.

At Skin Line, we have a reliable team of theoretically trained and experienced dermatologists who will quickly and painlessly perform laser removal of skin growths. Find out more in the following lines.

Common skin formations and their risks

Skin formations are widespread among people of all ages. Almost every one of us carries one on himself. Some are too small in size and inconspicuous, while others are voluminous, sometimes embossed and, unfortunately, with some risk in their structure, mode of growth and origin. Therefore, dermatologists basically divide them into the following two types: benign and malignant.

It is important to know that in some cases even benign lesions on the skin can create a problem at a future stage of time – for example, with mechanical deformation, sun exposure or other type of adverse impact. A classical division of skin formations also distinguishes two other types: viral and non-viral. The first type must be contained and treated as quickly as possible. These skin lesions can spread not only on the body of the carrier but also on that of others, including sexual transmission.

A number of affected patients visit a specialist with a complaint of which they are unaware of the type and origin, but suffer from unpleasant emotional and/or physical sensations. The degree of discomfort traditionally depends on the location of the lesions. In itself, it not infrequently also forms the specific group of skin formations. In practice, the following types are most commonly encountered:


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They are usually smooth, round in shape and distinguished by their density. They resemble a sac full of fluid, often 'on a leg', i.e. 'hanging' from the surrounding healthy tissue. They vary from 1 millimetre to 5 centimetres. They are most commonly found in areas with more friction from clothing or jewellery - on the neck and nape, armpits, chest. Fibroids are harmless, but when visible, they cause discomfort, while if they are in a place where there is constant friction or contact - they can cause pain due to an inflammatory process or bleeding when injured.

Seborrheic verrucas (warts)

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They represent another type of benign formations, also embossed and palpable to the touch, with an uneven surface. They have a specific dark, sometimes black colour, but may also be light brown. They usually appear in places where there is friction, creating a risk of inflammation and painful sensation. They are typical keratosis-type lesions and could be seen anywhere on the body - from the soles to the scalp. The ones on the face are particularly unpleasant because they create strong negative emotions in their bearer. Even if these sensations are absent, it's important to see a specialist if you notice that your seborrheic verrucas have changed color, shape or size, and if they hurt.


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Many consider it a type of callus, but in fact it is the result of a viral infection. It is not always visible because it is actually an inflamed and dried out part of a blood vessel inside the skin. The deeper the growth, the more difficult it is to remove. The origin of the thorn is associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV), and its development can be 'encouraged' by a drop in immunity or stress.The thorn is harmless in terms of real health consequences, but often causes frantic painful sensations. If located in a place that is constantly subjected to contact and friction, it can even cause a temporary inability to move normally. Usually, chicken pox comes out on the feet, but the hands and fingers are the other most risky places.


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They are also the result of human papillomavirus (HPV). However, unlike a hen's thorn, a papilloma is visible and this usually makes patients want to have it removed - especially from the face, neck and décolletage. They are small, elongated growths with a smooth surface. Their embossed, 'protruding' forward nature puts them at risk of ulceration because they can easily become attached.


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This is another type of HPV skin growth. Condylomas are viral warts, but they are sexually transmitted and can form anywhere on the genitals. Condylomas are small and large, raised and smooth, light like the skin or darker. With time, however, they almost always acquire a granular structure and spread to adjacent parts of the body. When ulcerated, they create a sensation of pain and sometimes emit a strong, unpleasant odor.

Methods for removing skin growths

It is extremely contraindicated to remove the listed skin formations independently at home. Even if some of them are of a non-viral and benign type, improper treatment leads to the risk of infection, additional discomfort, an increase in aesthetic visibility and spread (in number or size).

Effective modern methods determined to be safe for removal of skin growths are:

Nitrogen burning

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Also known as cryotherapy, this method works on the principle of freezing. Liquid nitrogen is used for this purpose and is often applied to any type of growth caused by the HPV virus. A temperature of minus 196 degrees Celsius is reached. The disadvantage is the need for more treatments, and there must be a minimum of 1 week rest between treatments. The therapy itself causes pain, but it is momentary and tolerable. The goal is for the treated area to harden and the growth to fall off on its own. Another disadvantage is the risk of residual scarring and recurrence.

Acid flushing

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Some types of warts are removed relatively successfully with this method. Usually the following acids are used: formic, salicylic or glycolic. The disadvantages are that more than one treatment is needed, there must be at least 1 week of rest between treatments, the results are not guaranteed, and the treatment itself is slow and painful. Recurrences are also possible.

Surgical removal

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It is a traditional surgical removal of an entire area of skin in which the growth is localized. It is performed under local anaesthetic and requires the necessary postoperative recovery. This poses a risk of infection, but recurrence is rare.


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By directing electrical energy (diathermy current) on a targeted area, tissue necrosis is achieved. It is necessary to reach a certain temperature in order to induce coagulation and killing of the treated skin growths that are being removed at the moment. The advantage is that it does not require re-treatment. The disadvantage is the slight pain during the procedure and the possible longer recovery period if in a sensitive treatment area.

Laser Therapy

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It is considered the most effective method possible for removing benign, including viral growths. The result is guaranteed and with only one procedure. It is very rare to need a repeated manipulation after a few weeks. The principle of action is again thermal. The area is flushed without leaving a scar or the need for restoration by certain means. Pain is a rare symptom, and local anaesthetic in the form of topical gel or cream is applied to certain areas to avoid it.

Removal of skin growths in Skin Line

At Skin Line, we have the latest generation equipment and a superbly trained team of specialists to remove skin growths of all types. Even if you are unclear about the type of lesion and the risks involved, don’t hesitate to book a consultation. Timely diagnosis and prevention will save you future complications and worries. If necessary, we will refer you for further examination to the appropriate type of specialist if it is a mass of unclear or malignant origin.

An examination by a dermatologist not only increases the chances of removing the growth as quickly, easily and painlessly as possible, but also reduces the risk of the condition worsening – both visually and physiologically.


Examination with dermatoscope

At Skin Line, we believe that the beauty and comfort of living in your own body should not come at the cost of deprivation or any health risks. Therefore, in addition to consultation and removal of the skin growth, we also provide the opportunity for a detailed examination if necessary. By analyzing the lesions, we ensure reliable prevention and early diagnosis of malignant diseases. For this purpose, we use a specialised method - examination with a dermatoscope, which also supports the monitoring of the development of benign lesions. The device works with a specific optical system with artificial light for analysis at the deepest level in the three dermal layers.

Премахване на кожни образувания с лазери
Er:YAG (инфрачервен, 2940 nm) и CO2 (10 600 nm)

Er:YAG (инфрачервени лъчи, 2940 nm) и CO2 (10 600 nm) са лазери, които могат да се използват за безболезнено отстраняване на кожни образувания /след оценка от дерматолог/. Предимството е, че топлинната енергия не причинява продължителна термична травма, което намалява риска от усложнения след процедурата. Ограниченият топлинен ефект води до минимална еритема /зачервяване/ и дискомфорт след лечението. В зависимост от вида и размера на израстъка са необходими от 1 до няколко процедури с интервал от 3 седмици.

Advantages of laser removal of a skin growth

Although there are different methods of removing skin growths, Skin Line recommends that you opt for the CO2 laser (10,600nm) in combination with dermatoscope analysis (if necessary). The advantages of this type of therapy are as follows:

  • Maximum effect and a sufficiently high guarantee of permanent removal of keratinised tissue;
  • Possibility to preserve the skin around the treated area without any negative impact;
  • No specific post-therapy recovery period;
  • Affordable cost;
  • The procedure is performed by a professional (dermatologist);
  • The procedure is quick and can be performed almost at any time without specific contraindications;
  • No side effects;
  • No pain during and after the treatment;
  • Reduced risk of recurrence.

Prevention and follow-up examinations

After the laser skin growth removal procedure, the Skin Line team remains at your disposal for an additional post-treatment review.For more specific cases, we provide a prophylaxis plan with a complete list of expert advice needed to maintain the treated area as well as limit the risk of new growths. Some of the effective recommendations with particular relevance to prevention are:

Maintaining impeccable hygiene, including in high-risk public areas such as swimming pools, spas, etc;
Sexual hygiene, especially when changing partners;
Constant support for the immune system;
Taking antiviral agents;
Regular check-ups with a dermatologist in case of frequent recurrences and a number of others.

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