Mole, skin tag and thread vein removal using radiofrequency
For many of us, moles, skin tags and thread veins are simply annoying.
If we have extensive covering on the face or parts of the body visible on a daily basis, it can be particularly embarrassing. And if we have them in areas where they can be caught or snagged, it can cause discomfort, pain, bleeding and, in some cases, infection.
With the increase in cases of skin cancer, we always recommend you have your skin tags and moles checked by a doctor. Fortunately, these growths are not usually cancerous. But still, many of us would like to eradicate these irregularities on the skin’s surface.
Radiofrequency treatments at Dr MediSpa
At Dr MediSpa, we use an innovative technology to treat and permanently remove unwanted moles, thread veins, warts, skin tags and other lumps and bumps on the skin.
Radiofrequency (or radio wave) surgery is a safe and quick treatment that uses radio waves to pass through the skin to remove or re-shape lesions.
Depending on the type of lesion we are treating, the chosen electrode will use a fine needle, a wire loop or a scalpel blade. We cut and simultaneously coagulate the tissues of the lesion using high frequency alternating current, without applying any pressure.
Is radiofrequency therapy safe?
Traditional electrosurgery devices cut the skin tissues by passing an electronic current through them, causing high-temperature heating of the electrode tip and extensively damage to surrounding tissues.
With electrosurgery, there is a potential risk of burning a patient and causing post-operative pain from unsealed nerve endings.
Radiotherapy is a more comfortable procedure, with faster healing time, as it effectively seals the skin tissue while delivering low temperatures. It does not cause post-treatment pain as the nerve endings are fully sealed.
Does it hurt?
You may notice some sensation of tugging and pulling as the mole or lesion is removed. But since we apply a local anaesthetic before the treatment, you should not feel any pain and should be able to tolerate the procedure easily.
For a few days after the procedure, you may experience slight swelling, bruising, redness and tenderness in the treated areas. This is normal and we will apply a suitable dressing to protect the treated area if it does feel tender.
You should be able to return to your daily activities immediately following the treatment.
What are the risks?
It is theoretically possible to experience minor electrical shocks or burns – if you were to touch another metal surface during the procedure.
However, we make sure you are in a suitable position for the treatment and not touching other metal surfaces or objects.
Am I eligible for this treatment?
As with any treatment at Dr MediSpa, you will have a full consultation with the doctor to make sure you are fit and healthy for radiofrequency surgery.
We will discuss any areas of concern and take your medical history, to help us recommend the best course of treatment for you.
What should I do following treatment?
You should keep the area clean and dry for at least 2 to 3 days following treatment.
If you experience sudden pain, or notice signs of infection or bleeding in the area treated, contact your doctor immediately.
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For more information about mole, skin tag and thread vein removal, and to book your consultation with the doctor, please contact us at Dr MediSpa.