The first step is to have a consultation with one of our doctors. They will assess whether the lesion is suitable for treatment with radio wave surgery or not.
The procedure takes a short time, and requires only a small local anaesthetic, which is very fast acting. The anaesthetic is injected into the base of the lesion. The radio wave electrode tip is then brushed over the top of the lesion, removing it layer at a time. A part of the lesion may be sent to pathology for assessment.
Following the procedure, a small dressing is applied, which can be left on during showering, and is removed a few days later.
The recovery time is approximately 7 to 14 days in most cases. During this time, the skin may appear slightly red.
It is important for the first three months after removal of the mole that you minimise your exposure to the sun or UV rays. If you are exposed to the sun you should ensure you use at least SPF 30+ sunscreen.