Skin Lesion Removal

​If you have skin imperfections such as skin tags, milia, telangiectasias, spider veins ruby points, broken capillaries, age spots, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, whiteheads, etc. that frustrate you every time you look in the mirror, at "LiLyDermis centre" we provide electrocoagulation, thermocoagulation, N2O-COOL, and CO2-COOL services that remove blemishes easily and permanently. LiLyDermis centre is one of the best clinics in Calgary to diagnose and treat your skin lesions.

Surgical Radiofrequency or Electrocoagulation is used for skin lesion removal and is based on cutting and/or coagulation of the tissue with high frequency alternating current. Our radiofrequency machine produces high frequency radio waves of 4.8 MHz. That means there is no heating of electrodes so there is less risk of scar.

Thermocoagulation uses high frequency energy in a very fine and precise way to target and destroy specific tissue. The current is transmitted to the skin using a filament which is directly applied on the area. Thermocoagulation is used to improve superficial skin blemishes such as dilated capillaries, spider veins, ruby points, milia, fatty deposits, skin tags, age spots, sun spots, etc.

CO2-COOL is for painless removal of superficial spots and lesions. It uses carbon dioxide at -70° C for more gentle freezing of the skin surface, to ensure accurate and complete results and fast healing.

N2O-COOL is a powerful tool for the destruction of shallow or deep skin lesions, using nitrous oxide at -89° C. There is no stress, no pain, and no damage to the healthy tissue.

Electrocoagulation, thermocoagulation, N2O-COOL, and CO2-COOL are complete solution for the total removal of any benign skin lesions in one fast treatment session and can be used to treat successfully the following skin conditions:
  1. Skin tag removal
  2. Telangiectasia removal (also called dilated or broken capillaries)
  3. Cherry angioma removal (also called ruby points or blood spots)
  4. Spider angioma removal
  5. Cholesterol deposit removal
  6. Whitehead and blackhead removal
  7. Seborrheic keratosis removal
  8. Milia removal
  9. Sebaceous hyperplasia removal
  10. Dermatosis papulosa nigra removal

Advantages of our professional skin blemishes removal devices:

  • Low risk of scarring
  • Minimal damage of the surrounding skin
  • No bleeding

Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags are small growths that can be the same color as or slightly darker than the surrounding skin. They are common in warm and moist areas where clothing usually rubs, such as around the neck, underarms, groin and chest and may also be found around the eyes. These tiny growths are benign but can be bothersome. Reasons of skin tags:
  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy

Skin tags are often numerous and catch on clothing or jewelry, thus skin tags are often a painful nuisance and most people don’t like the cosmetic appearance of them. Skin tags can be removed easily and safely at LiLyDermis using the radio-frequency technique. Self skin tag removal is not advised as there is risk of scarring, infection, skin discoloration, pain and the result is poor.

LiLyDermis is one of the best places in Calgary to manage your skin tags. We offer both a comprehensive assessment of your skin tags and also discuss the best treatment options. At LiLyDermis Clinic, we offer painless skin tag removal in Calgary.

Milia Removal

Milia are small, bump-like cysts found under the skin. They are usually 1-2 millimeters in size. They form when skin flakes or keratin (a skin protein) become trapped beneath the surface of the skin. Milia most often appear on the face, commonly around the eyelids and cheeks, though they can occur anywhere.

Milia are typically associated with some type of damage to the skin such as:

  • Sun damage is a risk factor for milia because it makes skin rough and leathery and more difficult for dead cells shed normally.
  • Other kinds of skin damage from injuries, medication or illness (secondary milia).
  • Milia can also develop if the skin loses its natural ability to exfoliate as a result of aging.
  • Some ingredients in skincare and makeup products can cause milia in some people such as petrolatum, paraffin, ...
  • The use of steroid creams can lead to milia on the skin where the cream is applied.

You should not try to squeeze or scrape off milia on your own because it can scar the skin or cause an infection. Milia can be eradicated in a number of different ways, such as chemical peels, retinoids, and AHA products but the best treatment that we are doing at LiLyDermis clinic is surgical radio-frequency or electro-coagulation. In fact, we de-roof the milia. The contents of the milia are then carefully extracted.

Whitehead Removal:

A whitehead is a type of acne that forms when dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria become trapped within one of the skin pores. Heavy makeup, certain products, sweat, and dirt are all factors that contribute to the formation of whiteheads on the skin although hormonal or hereditary factors are the main reasons.

A whitehead can develop anywhere on your body. The nose, chin, and forehead are the common areas but they can be formed on the chest, back, shoulders, and arms.

Unlike blackheads, which can be pushed out, whiteheads are closed lesions and this can make treatment a bit more challenging.

At LILYDERMIS center the whiteheads can be treated effectively by electrocoagulation device.

Sebaceous Hyperplasia Removal

Sebaceous hyperplasia is a very common condition that causes small bumps on the skin. These bumps are harmless and often appear on the forehead and cheeks but they can form almost anywhere of the body. They are more common in middle-aged and older people, but they can show up at any age.

Fair-skinned people older than 40 tend to develop the condition, especially when their skin has frequently been exposed to the sun. People may be more likely to develop sebaceous hyperplasia if they have a family history. Also, people with suppressed immune systems and those who are taking cyclosporine (immunosuppressant medication) may have a higher risk of sebaceous hyperplasia.

The main symptom of sebaceous hyperplasia is the appearance of shiny and small bumps under the skin. They can have a slight indentation in the center and a white or yellow outer edge. It may be difficult to distinguish the condition from acne. However, a whitehead or blackhead usually have a lifted center, while bumps caused by sebaceous hyperplasia are indented. These bumps are typically cause no pain.

Sebaceous hyperplasia can be removed by electrocautery or electrocoagulation. As prevention, salicylic acid, retinol visibly helps reduce sebaceous hyperplasia. It is most effective if you use the skincare products once or twice a day after cleansing your face. We also recommend regular chemical peeling as a prevention of new sebaceous hyperplasia.

​Cholesterol Deposit Removal

Cholesterol deposits (xanthelasma) are cholesterol-filled, soft, flat, and yellowish bumps. They tend to appear on the upper and lower eyelids near the inner corner of the eye and sometimes join together to form larger lumps. They are more common in women than men and more likely to develop in middle age and older adults.

There are several ways to remove xanthelasma. These include cryotherapy that is freezing with liquid nitrogen, ablative laser, surgical excision, electrodesiccation or electrocautery (destruction of the lesion with an electric electrode), and chemical cauterization. At LiLyDermis, Electrocautery is the chosen method for removal of minor skin irregularities.