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Molluscum contagiosum 

Laser Treatment in London for Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is typically a benign infection caused by a member of the poxvirus family. It manifests as small, round spots with a dimpled centre on various parts of the body. While it more commonly affects children, adults are not immune to this condition. Transmission occurs through direct skin contact, as well as by sharing personal items like clothing, towels, or even pool and gym equipment. It can also be spread through sexual contact. Though the lesions are noncancerous, consulting with a general practitioner (GP) is advisable.

Our clinic is adept at managing molluscum contagiosum using Pulsed-dye laser therapy, recognized for its speed and efficiency. Patients seeking treatment are often referred to us by their physicians, who advocate for laser intervention. This technique is favoured for its minimal scarring risk and swift execution, eliminating the need for local anaesthesia. Patients typically resume their daily routines immediately post-treatment.

Many clients arrive with molluscum contagiosum primarily affecting the genital region, enduring the condition for several months. A significant number report a 50% reduction in lesions after just one treatment session, and some even witness complete clearance. Multiple lesions may necessitate additional sessions, spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart. However, visible improvement is often noted after the first week.

Recurrence is linked to the virulence of the poxvirus present. Our laser treatment targets the physical manifestations of the virus, although it does not eradicate the virus itself. Should symptoms persist, a follow-up with a dermatologist is recommended. To date, all patients treated at our clinic have not required further laser therapy. Please note that our treatments are available for patients above 18 years of age, who must provide a diagnosis certificate from their GP.

For a skin consultation with one of our laser practitioners or dermatologist contact us 0207 607 5111