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Patient Instructions

Patient Instructions

Before treatment

  1. Please relax. The treatment is safe, effective, and essentially painless (even children and babies handle it well).
  2. Show your skin growths and blemishes to Dr. Tel- Oren. He will decide how many can be treated in one session and which ones should be treated first. Or, if he feels it’s in your best interest, he may refer you to a skin specialist.
  3. Specify your budget at the beginning of the visit.  After inspecting your skin, Dr. Tel-Oren will tell you the cost of the treatment. You can then decide whether to proceed.
  4. If you proceed, Dr. Tel-Oren will gently apply his liquid on the growths or blemishes. Please hold still! You will feel a slight burning sensation—like a mosquito bite—lasting a few minutes.

After Treatment

First 12 hours: please keep the treated area dry (no shower)! In the first 2-3 hours, the treated area will shrink and change color, usually paler with a red halo (hyperemic reaction). The blood supply to the area is constricting, causing the malnourished cells to die. After 12 hours, you can shower/rinse the scab briefly as the scab must not absorb water until it falls off (no prolonged sink, bath, swimming pool immersion). To prevent or reduce scarring, makeup must be removed briefly with minimum water!

After 3-5 days: a hard scab will form on the treated area. Do not rub, scratch, or pick it (after showering, gently pat it dry). If you pull off the scab before it is ready, a new scab will form, but healing will be delayed (with minimal scarring). If it itches, apply a cold pack or ice in a plastic bag. Keep it dry!

After 12-15 days: the scab will fall off naturally, leaving smooth new skin (flat, pigmented, deeper lesions or pre-cancerous keratoses will take much longer to fall off and may scar a bit). Any redness or discoloration will improve over time.

Cost

The first typical lesion is $100-$150 (based on size, depth and location); $250-$300 for three average lesions; $375-$425 for 6 average lesions; $550-$600 for 10 lesions. Additional lesions are $15-45 each; the greater the number removed, the lower the amount charged per lesion. Quantity discount applies. All net income is donated to the Ecopolitan Community for its humanitarian work worldwide.

Please contact the Area Coordinator listed for each location for additional information.

References:

AMA Journal, April 8, 1972, p. 210; and Obstet. & Gynec. Jan. 23, 1973, audio-digest Vol. 20 #2

 


 
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