To help prevent a scar from forming, it is important to listen to the instructions your doctor gives. A silicone based gel can be used post-surgery to help reduce scarring. You should avoid having too much sun exposure, as the sun’s UV rays can damage the skin and delay the healing process.
What the research in radiofrequency mole removal says
In 2004 a research article was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology regarding radiofrequency surgery for treating skin lesions on sensitive and delicate areas of the body.
The study, Radiofrequency surgery-a safe, effective technique with well understood risks for sensitive areas of body, looked at 204 people who were treated with radiofrequency surgery on sensitive areas of the body including the eyelids, the periorbital area, the tip of the nose, nostrils, lips, in and around the mouth, tongue, oral mucosa, cheeks, ear canal, the ears, male and female genitalia, the groin, and on and around the nails.
The conditions being treated included:
- Seborrhoeic and actinic keratoses
- Dermatitis papulosa nigra
- Molluscum contagiosum
- Granuloma pyogenicum
- Capillary haemangioma
- Condyloma acuminata
- Ear keloids
- Acne scars
- Trauma scars
Radiofrequency surgery was found to be an appropriate technique for operating on lesions found in sensitive and delicate parts of the body. This is due to far lower discomfort levels during and after treatments, far less bleeding, minimal scarring and the easy access to body folds and cavities to safely remove lesions using the thin bendable electrodes. Any risks are well understood.
The skin healed rapidly with negligible recurrence of lesions without charring or complications, and without causing pigmentation problems on skin or nails.
The conclusion was that radiofrequency surgery is a very safe technique for removing skin lesions(with well understood risk profile). To make an appointment to have your moles removed please contact our Melbourne mole removal clinic.