What is it?
RF Cautery is an innovative technique used to remove skin concerns like warts, moles, and other issues that might require surgery. RF cautery is a safe and quick treatment that uses radio waves to pass through the skin to remove or reshape lesions.
What is the procedure like?
Our experts will use a handpiece with an active electrode to transmit radio waves. There are different types of electrodes for different applications. The radio waves are focused by an antenna plate that is positioned behind the tissue in contact with the patient's skin
- Quicker operating time
- rapid healing
- less tissue damage
- less post-operative discomfort
If any, the following risks are observed after performing RF cautery-
- Superficial skin infections over the injection site
- Damage to surrounding blood vessels and nerves during needle insertion resulting in excessive bleeding and/or irreversible neurologic damage-causing long-term numbness and tingling
- Heat damage to structures adjacent to the target nerve
- Allergic reaction to the anesthetic used to numb the skin
As this is a non-surgical procedure, you will experience no downtime after the removal.
You will be given a local anesthetic, and you will be able to return home once the effects of the anesthetic have worn off. Avoid stretching the area and strenuous exertion.
Will the client have scar formation at the site of the procedure?
Depending on the size of the wart/mole, it is possible that there could be the formation of a scar. The scars tend to be round and flat. They will be similar in size to that of the original skin lesion.
Does the procedure hurt?
RF cautery is performed under anesthesia and hence so pain and discomfort will be minimized. The client’s skin may be somewhat tender for a few days after the treatment.
Where on my body can have the treatment?
The client can have the treatment anywhere on their body
How successful is this procedure?
It is highly unlikely that the wart/mole will grow back after the procedure