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Electrodestruction (Electrosurgery)

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Please consult with a dermatologist to verify that lesions or growths
are non-cancerous prior to this procedure.

What is Electrodestruction?

This is a useful medical procedure that utilized radio waves focused through a hairline needle to aid in the removal of small skin lesions and benign growths. The focused radio frequency heats up the needle which then is applied to the lesion, essentially burning it off.

What is Electrodestruction used for?

Most commonly this treatment is used for small benign lesions and milia (tiny white bumps or cysts that are caused when keratin blocks oil glands and becomes entrapped beneath the outer layer of the skin). It is useful for seborrheic keratosis, which is a non-cancerous wart-like growth on the surface of the skin, pre-malignant lesions such as actinic keratosis, which is a raised dry area of the skin that has undergone prolonged exposure to the sun. The procedure is also useful for the removal of tiny skin tags as well as tiny cherry angiomas, which are raised lesions composed of blood vessels, typically red in color.

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment time is unique to each individual. It will be determined by the size of the areas and volume of growths that are being treated.

What does Electrodestruction literally do?

Using the heat generated by radio frequency energy, the superheated needle cauterizes, destroys, or cuts the desired lesion to aid in its removal.

Is the treatment painful?

Patients are treated with a numbing aid prior to the procedure to minimize discomfort.

What are the common side effects?

Common side effects include redness and swelling at the treatment site(s). As the treated area(s) begins to heal the redness and swelling will reduce and the area(s) will scab. It is important to not pick or interrupt the scab as it is an important part of the healing process. Removing the scab(s) increases the chance of scarring.

What does treatment cost?

Pricing is determined during the consultation with Dr. Reinertson. If multiple areas are being treated, we will provide a discount on all areas treated after the first area.