Molluscum (Molluscum contagiosum) is a viral, contagious disease that usually occurs in children aged 3 months to 16 years and in adults as a sexually transmitted disease.
The cause is a virus, which is transmitted by direct contact or through water in swimming pools. The disease is often seen in individuals with atopic dermatitis, in immunosuppressed persons and persons with HIV infection. Molluscum contagiosum developes from 14 days to 6 months after exposure to the virus in any part of the body and has a tendency to spontaneous withdrawal after a few months.
The disease is characterized by the appearance of papules – pimples size from 2 to 5 mm, which are normal skin color and umbilical center, grouped or individually arranged. In children, the changes are usually present on the body, face and extremities, and in adults on the thighs, stomach and genitals.
Molluscum contagiosum should be distinguished from a wart.
The most effective method of removing molluscum – CRYOTHERAPY
Previously, molluscum were usually removed curretaging. Curretaging is very unpleasant and painful procedure with a lot of blood, ugly scars and major trauma in children.
The most effective method of removing molluscum is by using liquid nitrogen – cryotherapy. Cryotherapy is usually favoured as a method for removing molluscum because it is quick, painless, effective and financially advantageous, and the only method to remove molluscum without leaving scars.
For cryotherapy molluscum removal is generally sufficient only one intervention. The use of the most modern apparatus Brymill with different types of applicator allows application of the liquid nitrogen with a high precision, and without damage to the surrounding healthy skin.
SkinCare Center therapists have been trained in the application of cryotherapy in medical care and have Brymill certificate.