Known by their Latin name cornu cutaneum, cutaneous or sebaceous horns are rare skin growths that are shaped like an animal horn, usually varying in size from a few millimetres to a few centimetres, appearing as yellow, pink or brow that may have a flat, protruding or crater-like base. Being more commonly met in older and fair-skinned individuals (skin type I and II) and manifesting in both men and women, cutaneous horns have a higher incidence of developing premalignant and malignant characteristics in the former category.
Cutaneous or sebaceous horns appear on the face, ears, back of the hands and the main cause for that is prolonged exposure to sunlight or harmful radiations but they can also appear on other parts of the body that are not exposed to sunlight.
In order to get rid of this condition, one can undergo the cutaneous horns radiosurgery treatment performed by our specialists at Renew Skin & Health Clinic. It is always recommended to first undergo a thorough skin examination in order to determine which type of features the skin condition has due to the fact that although being mainly benign, the keratin horns can also develop premalignant and malignant features.
The Renew Skin & Health Clinic specialists are going to asses and treat your skin condition in case you are suffering from these cutaneous horns. Before any sebaceous or cutaneous horns removal procedure is performed, our specialists will conduct a specialized consultation to determine the condition of your skin.
The cutaneous horns removal radiosurgery treatment is a non-surgical procedure that uses alternating current at ultra-high frequency. It is a completely different technique from the classic surgery when a scalpel blade is used.
Unlike with a scalpel blade, when working with radiosurgery no pressure will be applied as the radiosurgery electrode glides through the tissues which are split apart, cut like with a laser. First, the affected skin will be marked with a skin marker and a local anaesthetic is infiltrated under the lesion after which, a loop electrode will be used to cut and after dampening the tissues, the targeted area will be eliminated about 1mm above the skin surface. Due to the cauterization property, there will also be minimal to no bleeding involved and, as well, possible future infections of the area will be prevented.
The radiosurgery treatment for cutaneous horns removal is recommended by our specialists at Renew Skin & Health Clinics because it is a procedure that makes more precise cutting, has a quicker operating time than the usual procedures and does less tissue damage. In general, the sebaceous horns removal radiosurgery procedure is painless, requires no downtime and implies the fastest healing process. Likewise, the post-operative discomfort and risks and complications are reduced to a minimum, and the cosmetic results are excellent given that the tissues do not suffer that much damage compared to the classic surgical methods.