All our vets are experienced in providing a diagnosis and a guide to all treatment options.
Sarcoids can be confused with other skin diseases so a skin biopsy can sometimes be useful in confirming a diagnosis.
It is recommended that all sarcoids are treated at the earliest opportunity.
There are several different treatment options available ranging from the ligation or banding of individual sarcoids, to the application of topical cytotoxic cream through to surgical removal using a carbon dioxide laser.
No one treatment is associated with a 100% success rate (lack of recurrence). Realistically a success rate of between 40 – 60% can be expected using topical creams and ligation.
Laser surgery, however, can be associated with a success rate of over 90%.
Failure of any treatment technique can be associated with the recurrence of more aggressive tumours, so it is important to select the most appropriate treatment option in the first instance.