Molluscum removal – Molluscum contagiosum is a viral, contagious disease that most commonly occurs in children between the ages of 3 months and 16 years, and is a sexually transmitted disease in adults.
The causative agent is a virus, which is transmitted through direct contact or water in pools. The disease is also commonly seen in people with atopic dermatitis, in immunosuppressed and in people with HIV infection. Molluscum contagiosum develops from 14 days to 6 months after exposure to the virus in any part of the body and tends to spontaneously withdraw after a few months.
The disease is characterized by the appearance of papules – pimples, ranging in size from 2 to 5 mm, which are the colors of normal skin and umbilical center, grouped or individually arranged. In children, changes are most often present on the torso, face and extremities, and in adults on the thighs, abdomen and genitals.
Molluscum contagiosum should be distinguished from the warts with which they are most commonly mixed.
Efficient removal of molluscum – Cryotherapy
The disease is benign but viral and may tend to spontaneously withdraw after a few months. It is much more common for one to produce a large number of new changes, which requires treatment.
Earlier molluscs were most commonly removed by curettage. Criticism is a very uncomfortable and painful procedure with a lot of blood, ugly scars and major trauma in children.
The most effective method of removal is molluscally using liquid nitrogen – cryotherapy. Cryotherapy is generally singled out as the method of choice for mollusc removal because it is fast, painless, and financially advantageous. Cryotherapy is the only method by which molluscs are removed without scarring.
For molluscum removal with cryotherapy generally, only one intervention is sufficient. The application of a state-of-the-art Brymill apparatus with different types of applicators enables liquid nitrogen to be applied with high control and precision without damaging the surrounding healthy skin.
SkinCare Center therapists have undergone training in the application of cryotherapy in nursing and are Brymill certified.