Moles, skintags and blemishes can be not only irritating, but often be a dampener on one’s self-confidence. However, the idea of getting them removed can be daunting for some. Nobody likes being poked and prodded with scalpels and needles, so thankfully Skin Repair Townsville offers an effective way to remove innocent moles, skin tags and unwanted raised blemishes without the need for sutures and with little-to-no scarring.
So, what is it you may ask? It’s known as radiowave ablation. Radiowave ablation is a minimally invasive, innovative technique used for the removal of benign raised blemishes, carried out by a trained doctor.
Prior to the procedure
An accredited skin cancer doctor will first check the spot to make sure it is benign. A small amount of local anaesthetic is then administered to the area so ensure you are as comfortable as possible.
Your doctor will use a small metal loop, emitting gentle radio waves, to gently shave the mole or spot away from the surface of the skin. Once the mole or spot has been removed, we will smooth out the treatment area to ensure a cosmetic result that often leaves no trace that there was ever anything there in the first place!
Results for radiowave ablation are instant, leaving just a small graze the size of the removed spot. However, immediately after the procedure, the wound will be pink in appearance. The lesion should be covered with a dressing for around one to two weeks, or until it has completely healed over with normal skin for optimal cosmetic results. The idea here is that we don’t allow the area to dry out and scab, which could possibly result in a less favourable cosmetic outcome. Skin will gradually come back to its normal colour, leaving minimal scarring (or even no visible scarring at all!). There is no downtime with this technique, and it could even be done in your lunch break, making it convenient for those with a busy schedule.
Important to note:
Of course, not all skin spots are benign. Unfortunately, skin cancer can sometimes be very hard to detect with the naked eye. That is why it is imperative to consult a trained skin cancer doctor. They will be able to carry out a detailed skin check using an instrument called a dermatoscope to properly determine that the spot is not cancerous, before it is removed.
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