Glossary

  1. Anesthetic – A medication that causes anesthesia i.e. a reversible loss of sensation. [Anesthetic]
  2. Acne – A long term skin condition often depicted by regions of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, oily skin, and conceivably scarring. [Acne]
  3. Atypical moles (Dysplastic Nevi) – Atypical mole or dysplastic nevus is a type of mole whose appearance is not quite the same as that of regular moles. Dysplastic nevi frequently develop to bigger than customary moles, and may have indistinct and irregular borders. The color of this type may not be uniform, and may extend from light pink to extremely dull tan. They generally start as flat, however parts may rise over the skin surface. [Atypical moles]
  4. Benign – A growth, condition or tumor that is not malignant (non-cancerous).
  5. Blemish – A minor/significant skin imperfection. [Blemish]
  6. Blister – A little pocket of liquid inside the skin’s upper layers; normally brought about by burning, forceful rubbing, infection, chemical exposure or freezing. [Blister]
  7. Congenital Nevi – Moles found in newborn children during their birth. [Congenital Nevi]
  8. Cosmetic Procedure – A type of surgery performed to change an individual’s appearance to attain to what they see to be a more attractive look. [Cosmetic Procedure]
  9. Cryotherapy – A general or local use of low temperatures in medicinal treatment. Cryotherapy is utilized to treat a mixed bag of malignant and benign tissue damage, often called as lesions. [Cryotherapy]
  10. Dermatologist – The doctor specialized in dealing and treating medical conditions that affect the scalp, skin, hair and nails.
  11. Diathermy – A remedial treatment mostly prescribed for conditions related to joints, for example, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. [Diathermy]
  12. Erbium:yag laser – Technically it is an infra-red restoring/resurfacing laser utilized for skin conditions that need precise resurfacing. This laser types is used in treating skin conditions like – melasma, deep rhytides and acne scarring. [Erbium:yag laser]
  13. Fluid Nitrogen – Type of nitrogen that is sufficiently cold to exist in fluid form. It is utilized for some cryogenic and cooling applications. [Fluid Nitrogen]
  14. Fractional CO2 laser – The most powerful ceaseless wave lasers available today are the Fractional CO2 They are proficient and are thus exceptionally helpful in surgical methods because water ingests this frequency of light extremely well. [Fractional CO2 laser]
  15. Histological Examination – The examination of specimen (usually tissues) under a microscope. [Histological Examination]
  16. Laser – A device that discharges light through optical amplification (process) based on the invigorated outflow of electromagnetic radiation. The expression “laser” started as an acronym for “Light Intensification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation”. [Laser]
  17. Laser Mole Removal – An extremely common mole removal technique. It’s quick and almost painless. [Laser Mole Removal]
  18. Laser Scar Removal Therapy – Laser scar removal therapy is an advanced, non-invasive scar treatment, which offers brilliant results without the downtime and discomfort of surgery. [Laser Scar Removal Therapy]
  19. Laser Therapy – Laser therapies or treatments are restorative treatments that make use of highly focused light. [Laser Therapy]
  20. Lesion – A specific region in a tissue or complete organ that has endured harm through sickness or injury. For example, ulcer, wound, tumor, abscess and so forth. [Lesion]
  21. Local Anesthetic – A medication that causes reversible local anesthesia, by and large for achieving local pain relieving effect. [Local Anesthetic]
  22. Medical Laser Surgeons – Professionals dedicated in practicing and promoting education and research of laser applications in the medical field. [Medical Laser Surgeons]
  23. Melanoma – A skin disease caused by Melanocytes (skin’s pigment containing cells). [Melanoma]
  24. Mole – Moles are little spots (usually colored) on the skin’s upper layer made up of cells called Melanocytes (responsible for producing pigmentation in human skin). [Mole]
  25. Nevi – Nevus (plural of Nevi) is the term in medicine for chronic sores/lesions of mucosa or the skin. Often called as beauty marks or birthmarks, these are by definition benign. [Nevi – Nevus]
  26. Non-invasive Surgery – A surgical procedure that does not need incursion into the body by piercing or cutting the skin.
  27. Pain-killers – A painkiller or analgesic refers to the type of drug that helps in achieving relief from pain.
  28. Pimple – A type of comedo and one of the numerous aftereffects of excessive oil getting caught in the skin pores. [Pimple]
  29. Radio Surgery Procedure – A type of radiation treatment that concentrates high-power energy on a specific body area. Regardless of its name, Radio-surgery is a treatment, not a surgical technique. [Radio Surgery Procedure]
  30. Scab – A hard covering on the skin framed amid the wound healing reconstruction stage. [Scab]
  31. Scalpel – An extremely sharp, bladed yet small instrument utilized for surgery, dissections and other works of art and craft (hobby knife). [Scalpel]
  32. Scar – Scars are regions of fibrosis (fibrous tissue) that after an injury covers the superficial skin layer. A scar results from the natural procedure of wound repair in the skin and different tissues of the body. [Scar]
  33. Shave excision – Other name for ‘Surgical Excision’ is a basic procedure done to remove unwanted growths on the skin surface, for example, moles, tumors, and lesions. [Shave excision]
  34. Silicon sheets – Silicone scar sheets are a kind of treatment that treat the existing scars and also restrict the formation of new scars. These sheets are lined with silicone gel on one side and the other side is often lined with a transparent film or a smooth fabric. [Silicon sheets]
  35. Skin Tags – A typical growth of skin that is generally safe. [Skin Tags]
  36. Specimen – A sample for restorative testing. [Specimen]
  37. Sunburn – A type of burn due to an overexposure to sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation causing minor to major damage to the living tissue (skin). [Sunburn]
  38. Surgical excision – Surgical excision is the process of removing the unwanted tissue from the skin surface utilizing a scalpel or other cutting instrument. [Surgical excision]
  39. Surgical Procedure – Performing surgery is known as a surgery, surgical procedure or operation. [Surgical Procedure]
  40. Suture – A stitch utilized by surgeons and doctors to hold otherwise apart tissues. [Suture]
  41. Warts – Small and painless skin growths that are usually harmless. They are brought on by an infection called human papillomavirus (HPV). A few warts are spread through sex. Warts may hurt or itch. [Warts]

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