Electrocoagulation of moles: effects of removal and burning
The procedure to electrocoagulation of the moles
Moles – the mysterious formations on the human body. If moles do not cause aesthetic and physical discomfort, eliminate them is not required. In the case of spread or location of moles in the place of permanent injury, you should contact the doctor and find out whether the procedure electrocoagulation moles. That is the way to delete entities, to whom it is shown and what can be contraindications, complications, let’s talk more.
- What is electrocoagulation?
- The procedure of coagulation
- Indications and contraindications of conducting electrocoagulation
- Possible complications after the procedure
- Patient testimonials
What is electrocoagulation?
Electrocoagulation of skin of education – a modern way to effectively remove nevi, papillomas, warts, moles. The option of getting rid of skin formations established himself as the most inexpensive, painless and quick way to solve the problem in any area of the skin. In addition, the elimination of the current is possible for any number of entities, only one or a couple sessions to moles stopped causing trouble.
The procedure involves the use of special equipment. This electro-coagulator – a device with a small loop on the end, which is in contact with the skin and remove unwanted education. Hook-shaped or ball-shaped tip is extremely small, which allows to eliminate even small skin growths, and cauterization of moles minimizes the risk of bleeding, infection at the time of removal of the formation of the skin at the point of impact is subjected to high temperature processing field, relieves the blood vessels and kill germs.
Important! To remove unpleasant symptoms during the procedure that applies anesthesia local or General type.
There are several types of electrocoagulation. Instruments for the procedure are called high-frequency electrosurgical devices, they allow very precise set power and frequency alternating current to eliminate growths on the skin both contact and contactless method.
Contact types of conducting electrocoagulation:
- electric cautery;
- electric coagulation;
- electric section;
- electric dessicate.
The contactless options are:
- plasmatic coagulation;
- SPRAY coagulation (fulguration electric).
Options vary by region and diseases, which shows the application. Have a lot of pros and cons, the necessity of a procedure is determined only by the doctor.
The procedure of coagulation
The most important thing is that mole removal by electrocoagulation does not require any preliminary preparation procedures. Need to consult a dermatologist and direction.
Important! When you visit the doctor, you should identify possible allergic reactions to anesthetics – the process of cautery current is accompanied by anesthesia.
Electrocoagulation due to the use of anesthesia, the procedure is painless, however, after she may experience some discomfort in the field of moxibustion. Removal using special equipment – the electrocoagulator. Selected frequency, current – needed experience and professionalism to select the correct parameters. The doctor knows in advance which body part will be operated, depending on this and selects the instrument settings.
With a steel loop on the end of the electrode, the doctor cauterizes the location of the mole. Procedure time is 10-15 minutes. In the process of removal is the excision and removal/cauterization of tissue at the place of intervention formed a dense crust, which is necessarily treated with anesthetic. The crust acts as a protective biological dressing, under which the healing of the wound to avoid infection. Besides, after self falling off of the crust occurring at 5-7 days, not formed scars. Small pink spots will soon take the tone of the skin and become invisible.
Important! Must follow the doctor, data on the rehabilitation period. In particular, this treatment places the burns with antiseptic, the ban on contact with water, etc.
In a single session and remove the current one and more moles – all determined by the doctor examining the patient before beginning the procedure. Removal rarely takes more than 20 minutes, but you may need not one, but several parishes of the patient, to completely get rid of skin lesions.
Indications and contraindications of conducting electrocoagulation
To begin with, which quickly get rid of the suspicious mole does not work. A mole is a skin growth that require particularly careful attention. If the doctor is confident that benign, delays in removing not will, in case of doubt and suspected malignancy or the risk of cellular transmutation process will continue until the patient does not pass all the tests and will not be the result, drawing the entire clinical picture.
Many experts strongly suggest to get rid of melanomas located at the areas of greatest injury: is skin folds, areas of increased sweating, genitals. Nevus removal by electrocoagulation are recommended in case of:
Sometimes patients prevent so-called «moles Cupid» above the lip, around the ear – you can delete them, but only after prior consultation with the doctor. The procedure of inspection is required to determine the type of skin growth, the dynamics and the possibility of relapse.
Tip! Moles of more than 10 mm in diameter is also recommended to eliminate it surgically. The stitching in this case, surgical threads, speeding up the healing also remains a small scar.
Contraindications electrocoagulation few:
- Diseases of the cardiovascular system, herpes and exacerbation of inflammatory, chronic conditions;
- Problems with blood clotting;
- Individual intolerance of the procedure, anesthesia;
- Genetic tendency to form keloid scars.
Important! The procedure is not performed, if the mole has a risk of degeneration into malignancy. In this case, the patient receives a referral to the surgeon who will consider the possibility of surgical removal of skin lesions. To avoid relapse, cut out a large area of skin tissue, it reduces the risk of the spread of metastasis.
Possible complications after the procedure
In some cases, possible complications remove moles:
If the deletion is shown the mole, which often injured, violation of procedure will result in changes on the cellular background may convert to melanoma. This is a dangerous malignant tumor, the consequences of which in the formation of metastasis and rapid distribution in skin and internal organs. The insidiousness of melanoma that externally, it may look like a center point of pigmentation of the skin and internal metastases already cover quite extensive areas.
Tip! If you notice any changes in color, shape moles, immediately to the doctor! In this case there will also be indications for surgery, but of a different nature.
Properly conducted qualitative electrocoagulation is one of the ways of preventing the development of melanoma. But what complications can occur after the procedure:
Scarring sometimes appears when mole removal with extensive skin areas, high depth of root of the mole. In this case, the creams will help to dissolve the stitches.
The rehabilitation period lasts up to 14 days. In the first days after moxibustion will feel the discomfort, the focus on palpation painful and swollen. Don’t moisten the point of the cautery, to frame the hearth of the sun. It is better to avoid washing the affected area, but should be treated with the surgical site with antiseptics, crust to burn, but do not bring to soften.
It is strictly forbidden to lubricate the crust with the cream, cosmetics, to use in the area of the burning scrubs. It is best to avoid saunas, baths, to not cause excessive sweating – due to the softening of the crust, possibly getting an infection and begin a purulent process. Unpleasant, painful, and reduces the aesthetics of the abscess will be cleaned and treated with the use of drug therapy.
As a rule, the wound quickly heal, especially in areas where the skin is thin enough. If the removal was carried out in different areas of the body, it is recommended to wait with the active physical labor, sports until until you drag the last of the wound.
Important! In case of any abnormal changes in the hearth burning, you should immediately contact a doctor.
«On the hand removed by electrocoagulation greater mole. The procedure took 15 minutes, then hurt for a long time. Heal for almost a month. Left a scar, round in shape, the doctor says because of the vast area of burning.»
«I had to remove the mole under the eye – it was already hurt to blink. The doctor advised to remove from harm’s way. It was painful, as local anesthesia around the eye is not applied, General anesthesia was abandoned. The waterworks flowed all 7 minutes, but now everything is smooth, even hem left.»
«Passed the procedure of coagulation of a mole on my cheek 7 days ago. Done before laser coagulation, did not like the way electro turned out much better. While the area burned covered with crust, waiting to descend. But the doctor was allowed to use sunscreen – that’s good. No redness, swelling subsided on the 2nd day it didn’t hurt – put a shot of lidocaine (a local anesthetic).»