During her post graduation, Dr Sheena had also received extensive training in Dermatologic surgery. Commonly performed procedures include:
Skin biopsies are regularly performed for suspicious skin growths and uncommon skin conditions, so as to understand the main pathology behind them, to advise comprehensive and appropriate treatment for the patient’s best.
Excision is most commonly performed for unwanted, abnormal, suspicious lesions or benign cysts.
Unwanted benign skin lesions such as flat warts, keratosis, facial oil glands, skin tags and other growths can be removed by this procedure after applying a local anaesthetic cream. A fine tipped probe with low level of Radiofrequency waves is used to desiccate the lesions. Mild redness and swelling are expected for 1-2 days.
Liquid nitrogen gas is used to freeze and destroy diseased lesions of skin, mainly warts. It may also be used to soften keloids along with steroid injections. Redness, swelling and blisters are common and expected after the treatment.
Botox is FDA approved for severe primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis that is inadequately managed with topical agents. Results typically last 6-9 months and provide great relief to patients struggling with excessive perspiration. Botox can also be injected into palms for excessive palmar sweating.