Although Molluscum Contagiosum is mostly self-limited, making its treatment non-necessary, people often consult an experienced dermatologist to get their lesions diagnosed and treated. A person having a healthy immune system, the bumps normally fade away over a period; even without any diagnosis and Molluscum Contagiousum treatment. But the ones who have a weaker immune system, the condition often gets worse, and the bumps size keeps on increasing. This is where proper Molluscum Contagiosum treatment is required and the person affected should consult a dermatologist as early as possible.
Other instance when getting Molluscum Contagiosum treatment becomes a necessity is when one has lesions on the neck or face. Similarly, if Molluscum Contagiosum develops in a person who already faces a skin condition such as dermatitis, he or she should consult a dermatologist. Just like other skin conditions, Molluscum Contagiosum can be treated in a number of ways. However, the dermatologist may prescribe a particular Molluscum Contagiosum treatment method, depending on your skin condition, age, health and some other factors.
Cryosurgery involves freezing the lesions on your body with the help of liquid nitrogen. It is one of the most common methods of Molluscum Contagiosum treatment and people having the bumps on face or neck go for this treatment method.
Curettage is another one of the most common methods employed in the Molluscum Contagiosum treatment. In Curettage method, the doctor uses a tool called curette first to pierce the bumps and then slowly scrape it off your skin surface. Hence, it may leave a scar on your body in the process of lesion removal.
In Topical Therapy, dermatologists apply an acid or a blistering chemical solution to destroy the top layers of your skin. By doing this, not only the skin layers but also the lesions are destroyed from your skin. It is no doubt, a very painful procedure and local anesthesia may be used during Topical Therapy.
Laser Surgery, as the name suggests, is used to target each bump separately with the help of laser and destroy it. This way, all the bumps are treated one after the other. This method is mainly beneficial for people having a weak immune system. As it is quite expensive, not many people go for this Molluscum Contagiosum treatment method.
In some of these techniques of Molluscum Contagiosum lesions removal, it can be quite painful and may even leave scars on the affected area of your skin. However, a dermatologist provides proper medication for healing, and the scars disappear after a period. Also, one thing to note is that all of these methods involve treating a bump at a time. So, you will have to get all the bumps treated over many sessions that are going to span across months. Similarly, you may also develop new bumps while the treatment of other ones is going on. This way, the entire Molluscum Contagiosum treatment process goes on for months.
As Molluscum Contagiosum is closely related to the immune system, the treatment also depends a lot upon it. People having a healthy immune system respond faster to the treatment while those having a weaker immune system take a lot more time in getting rid of Molluscum Contagiosum completely. To know more about this skin condition, consult HP Dermatology Centre specialists and get personalised advice today.