What is Radiocautery ?
It is a dermatosurgical procedure which involves the passage of high frequency radio waves (0.5 - 4.0 MHz) through soft tissue to cut, coagulate, or remove the tissue.
How does Radiocautery work ?
Soft tissue offers resistance to the passage of these radio waves causing the cellular water in the soft tissue to heat, which produces steam and results in cellular molecular dissolution of individual tissue cells.
Is Radiocautery right treatment for me ?
Radiocautery can be used for removal of
Moles and DPN’s
How will i feel during Radiocautery ?
A handheld device or electrode is used for the procedure. Prior to the procedure, the site is cleaned and local anaesthetic is applied for a period of 20 - 30 mins. After which the electrode is touched to the target area. During the procedure, there might be slight tingling sensation due to burning and removal of tissue growth.
What to expect after a Radiocautery?
Post-treatment keep the area clean and dry for 2 – 3 days following treatment.
When will I see the Results ?
Instant result will be seen.
What are the possible side effects ?
Minor swelling, redness, bruising and tenderness in the area for a few days as it heals.
In very rare cases minor electrical shocks or burns can be experienced due to the patient coming in contact with another metal surface during treatment, such as touching a metal part of the bed.
When microdermabrasion is performed by a dermatologist, risks are negligible.