Radio ablation is the ideal approach for someone who wants to remove a benign growth anywhere on the body. In this short video, Dr Helena Rosengren discusses radio ablation for mole and skin tag removal, how it works, and its benefits for you.

There are many reasons why you might want to remove a lesion from your body. It may make you self-conscious or cause irritation by rubbing on clothes, underwear or shoes.

If you have a mole, wart, skin tag, growth, or other skin blemish that you would like to remove, the first step is for the doctor to assess the lesion with dermoscopy (a tool that allows the doctor to see beneath the surface of the skin to identify changes in the cells) to confirm that the lesion is benign (non-cancerous). If a lesion is actually malignant, it will require a different treatment approach to ensure the entire lesion is safely and successfully removed and doesn’t leave behind any cancerous cells that could endanger your health when they grow back later.

During the radio ablation procedure, a feathering technique is used to remove the lesion from your skin, leaving behind just a small sore that is dressed and left for about a week until fully healed. Radio ablation requires no downtime and usually has optimal scarring results. The lesion will not grow back in the same place.

“Ninety-nine point five per cent of patients after a few months have difficulty remembering where the lesions even were,” says Dr Rosengren in the video.

Dr Rosengren goes on to warn against having your lesions removed by a beautician or beauty therapist, as these professionals are unlikely to first perform a dermoscopic examination of the blemish to confirm it is benign and safe to remove, which could lead to significant health problems for you, including disfigurement and even fatality.

Watch the full video with Dr Helena Rosengren now: