Mole & Wart Removal | Snellville GA
Using the most precise radiowave technology possible, Dr. Abraham will carefully excise unwanted, unsightly raised skin (i.e.- moles, warts, and skin tags). Because the machinery possesses the ability to cut and coagulate soft tissues simultaneously, side effects and risk associated with procedures are greatly reduced. The adaptable nature of Dr. Abraham’s elleman® Surgitron® FFPF EMC radiofrequency equipment means just about any part of the face, body, or its appendages can be treated.
Moles, also known as nevi, are (usually) harmless areas of raised, differently colored skin. It is completely normally for most adults to have a few moles. Most individuals with fair skin develop more moles than those with darker complexions. Those patients with a history of skin cancer, or who are experiencing discomfort from moles catching on clothing or being nicked while shaving, may consider mole removal with radiofrequency surgery. If you notice a mole that has suddenly changed color, size, or shape it’s important to seek medical attention to ensure that the mole isn’t cancerous or a pre-cancer.
Warts are benign skin growths caused by exposure to HPV (human papillomavirus). Given the highly contagious nature of the condition, warts commonly develop on the hands, but may occur elsewhere on the body. Most warts appear as flesh colored, brown, or grayish growths of varying texture. Usually, warts go away on their own, but if they remain or cause pain, Dr. Ben Abraham may recommend wart removal through excision, radio frequency treatment, or a combination of the two.
Skin tags, sometimes known as barnacles, are harmless growths of projected flesh. They often appear in areas with increased friction (i.e. – under the breast where a bra may rub or areas frequently shaven). While skin tags do not pose any medical risks, patients may wish to have them removed for aesthetic concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions about Radiofrequency Surgery
What is involved with mole removal?
Mole removal is a relatively simple procedure. Dr. Abraham will first clean the area with sterile saline solution and inject a small amount of local anesthetic into the area surrounding the mole to minimize a procedure-related pain. The radiofrequency hand piece is applied to strategically remove layers of the mole. This process is repeated until complete removal is accomplished.
Is there any downtime associated with radiofrequency surgery?
There is rarely any downtime associated with this type of procedure. Because the skin growth removal equipment cauterizes tissue throughout the procedure, there is very little bleeding, swelling, or side effects. Some patients may chose to take an OTC pain reliever as a precautionary measure depending on the amount of activity they anticipate doing post procedure.
If I have a questionable looking mole, can I just have it removed with radiofrequency surgery?
If you notice an unusual mole, or a mole that has changed recently, it is recommended that you seek the assistance of a dermatologist who can biopsy the mole to ensure that it’s not skin cancer. If the marking is deemed cancerous, specialized, MOHS surgery may be needed.
I have a Plantar’s wart on the bottom of my foot. Can it be removed with radiofrequency surgery?
Yes, radiofrequency surgery is an appropriate treatment for plantar’s warts. Given the location of your wart, this treatment is advantageous over freezing of warts or chemical injections because those methods can produce more pain and require more downtime.