Radiofrequency Surgery allows the cosmetic removal of lumps and bumps from the skin, requiring no stitches and usually resulting in minimal scaring.
All procedures are carried out under a local anaesthetic, with the removal of the lesion leaving a flat raw area to heal with new skin over 7 to 10 days.
Often the healed skin surface has a darker or lighter colour than the surrounding skin which generally fades into an even skin tone over time.
This treatment is especially effective for benign raised moles, seborrhoeic warts, skin tags, and verrucae. The surgitron can also be used to treat fine facial blood vessels resistant to IPL treatment.
These are usually brown circular lumps which appear to be sitting "on top of the skin" and are often cosmetically unacceptable to the patient. It is essential, as with all presenting moles, for doctors to properly examine the mole. At Fraser Clinic a dermoscope is used which gives a clear view of the lesion before we advise its removal. Most simple moles are obvious on close inspection, but a piece of tissue is usually sent to the lab in most cases to confirm the histology.
These are small outgrowths of skin which are often multiple and have a tendency to grow under the breasts, and in the region of the under arms, and around the neck. They are quickly and effectively removed with the surgitron.
These are very superficial growths and can have an unsightly appearance, and tend to grow "on top of" the skin. Under magnification they have a typical cobblestone appearance and can vary from pale to deeply pigmented, solitary to multiple. They treat extremely well with the surgitron, and where multiple, are best treated over several sessions.
Warts and Veruccas
These are often multiple on the hands and fingers, and on the soles of the feet. These lesions can be effectively treated with surgitron, but we would recommend less invasive treatments first, especially in children, using such treatments as Liquid Nitrogen or Podophyllin and these can be treated by your General Practitioner in the first instance.
Pigmented naevi, either raised or flat, require a close examination by a doctor to exclude the possibility of melanoma or other types of skin cancer.
We are fortunate at Fraser Clinic to have the services of MOLEMEDIC, a diagnostic service provided by Dr Brian Wills with a special camera which can greatly assist with the initial diagnosis and surveillance of suspicious moles. Both Dr Wills and Dr Morne du Plessis undertake minor surgery for the removal of skin cancers routinely at Fraser Clinic.