What about those skin issues which do not pose a medical problem, but are annoying or unsightly? Dr. Jegasothy takes pride in her innovative and cosmetically-elegant procedures to improve, or eradicate these “cosmetic dermatology” concerns.
Raised, rough keratoses, commonly called “liver spots,” on the back of the hands, forearms, face, chest, back or legs can be a significant cosmetic concern, particularly in South Florida, where the hot weather calls for light clothing. These growths can be eliminated by a “frozen spray,” or cryosurgery treatment, adapted to your skin type. Other small skin growths, such as enlarged oil glands and skin tags can be “burned off,” or hyfrecated, in a completely scarless procedure. Be sure to ask Dr. Jegasothy if you have these concerns, as most patients are extremely happy with the results of these procedures.
Prominent blue, red or purple spidery leg veins run in certain families and can be made worse by pregnancy and weight fluctuation. Currently, Dr. Jegasothy injects the detergent Sotradecol to close these blood vessels in a much less painful technique than traditional saline injections. Based on the number and size of the leg veins, patients may need 1-3 injection sessions per area, or may undergo yearly sessions for general control over time.
Cosmetic Removal of Moles
Dr. Jegasothy also specializes in the cosmetic removal of benign moles on the face and body. These require surgical excision so that they do not recur, and therefore will necessarily scar. Dr. Jegasothy can tell you if your specific surgical scar will vanish over time, or can be hidden in a crease or shadow in the skin. If the removal will cause an unsightly scar, Dr. Jegasothy will often recommend that the surgery is not performed and other methods, such as laser or hyfrecation for temporary removal can be explored.
We strongly recommend that any new or changing skin growth be evaluated as quickly as possible by a board-certified dermatologist. Chronic sun exposure is inevitable in South Florida, so skin cancer must be ruled out before any growth should be evaluated for cosmetic removal.