Removal of corn
The corn is one of the most frequent lesion of the foot. It usually appears in elderly, mainly in woman. The corn is the thickening of the stratum corneum. The corn it is caused by permanent pressure and it saves the bones from pressure and rubbing. The corn is ending in a cone shaped horn tap that press the pain receptors in the dermis and in the periosteum and it causes serious pain. There are two types of corn: the hard and the soft. The hard corn is caused by static deviation of the foot arch. It can be seen on the sole of the foot, under the metatarsal bones, on the dorsal surface of the hammer toe, on the end of the toes. It is usually round, slight yellow, its surface is smooth and hard and it rises from the surrounding skin. Sometimes it is hard to differentiate from a wart. The soft corn is caused by the friction of the toes, sometimes it is caused by osselet. It appears most frequently between the 4. and 5. toes.
The corn is treated successfully in most of the cases with at your home with corn tapes that are usually containing salicylic acid. In most of the cases the corn is a consequential disease that is the reason that the carbon dioxide laser removal of corn can be definitive only in those cases if you treat the primary cause. For the prevention of the reappearance of the corn you have to wear comfortable shoes, you have to use goose foot insert. In the case of soft corn you have to use ring shaped pillow between the toes. We only make corn removal by carbon dioxide laser if you understand the nature of corn. We make the operation in the following cases: ineffective other treatment modalities, strong pain.
We make the surgical removal of corn with carbon dioxide laser vaporization
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The mode of action of carbon dioxide laser in the removal of corn
The light of the carbon dioxide laser is absorbed in water that is found in every human tissue. During the absorption heat evolves, the cells boil and explode. In the case of corn the carbon dioxide laser evaporates the corn.
The carbon dioxide laser vaporization has several advantages in the removal of corn for the patient and the physician too
- It is absorbed in 0,1 mm depth in the skin so its effect can be controlled with great accuracy.
- There is no need to make suture.
- The operation is quick so the burden for you is minimal.
- The laser light obstructs the small blood and lymphatic vessels so there is no bleeding during the operation.
- You can very rarely feel pain after the operation.
- The laser light destroys the pathogens on the surface of the skin so the wound surface will be sterile.
- The wound heals quickly and with cosmetically good results.
- You can do the simple bandage exchange at home based on the written paper about it.
How is made the removal of corn by carbon dioxide laser?
The operation can be done with local anesthesia using lidocain injection. The time of the operation is about 10 minutes.
You have to do the followings after the carbon dioxide laser removal of corn
After the operation there will be serous discharge. You have to remain in rest for 2 days. The healing time is usually between 7 and 14 days. You have to wear a bandage during the healing time.
The followings happen after the removal of corn by carbon dioxide laser
The removal of corn by carbon dioxide laser vaporization is a safe process but you have to follow the written bandage process to prevent the side effects. The side effects are rare and they are the followings: bleeding, pain, inflammation around the wound. Unfortunately there may be recurrence of the corn if you don make the necessary steps to prevent it.
In some cases the removal of corn by carbon dioxide laser is contraindicated
Unreal patient expectations, untreated diabetes, stenosis of arteria in the leg, elderly patient.
Visit: 20 000 HUF
Operation: the first: 24 000 HUF, the second: 15 000 HUF