Description of the procedure
- Moles – hyperpigmentated growths of different shape, usually with a wide base.
- Fibroma are connective growths, usually on a peduncle, mostly multiple – they come in groups, located often on the face, neck, cleavage and in creases.
- Atheroma are broadened sebaceous glands, usually with clogged excretory ducts; often they become locally inflamed.
- Lipoma are growths formed out of encapsulated fat tissue.
- Warts are viral, usually multiple growths, they often and easily spread to surrounding area, which is stimulated by moist skin.
Removal using radiofrequency (‘laser’) is very elegant, completely non-traumatic – it enables exquisite precision, significantly reduces damage to surrounding tissue, coagulates, so sutures are not necessary; it enables normal toilet and hygiene, make-up; it is not necessary to shave prior to the procedure if the growth is not located on the scalp.
Some skin changes have very broad base, or they are placed on the surface not favorable for RF – then, they are removed surgically, but again – using a radiofrequency scalpel – non-traumatic.
Some moles are in inconvenient places, places exposed to frequent irritation – at the edges of clothing, jewelry, in creases or in places of increased sweating. Then their ‘owners’ opt for removal even in ‘still’ stage.
It is advisable to bring family doctor’s referral for further histopathological diagnostics, in order to reduce procedure expenses.
Course of the procedure
It is done under local anesthesia, with the possibility of further histopathological postoperative diagnostics.
Operated areas are treated with prescribed antibiotic cream for a couple of days.
If necessary, they can sometimes be protected by a compress, which does not exclude further hygienic actions.
In case of a surgical procedure, sutures are removed after 7-10 days.
Precautions and limitations
Side effects and complications
Also, the occurrence of keloid – hypertrophic scars – is possible with people who generally have a congenital tendency to such healing.