Electrocautery - Golden Coast Dermatology

Electrocautery

Electrocautery is a common in-office procedure that uses heat from an electric current to remove skin lesions including, but not limited to, inflamed seborrheic keratosis, and cherry angiomas.

At first, the lesions will be red and can result in a scab. The resulting scab should fall off in about 2 weeks. A pink or white mark may remain but should fade over time.

The only care needed is a slight amount of vaseline (Aquaphor or Cerave) daily and to keep the area clean. No bandage is required. 

Sometimes the treated areas need repeat treatments for full resolution. Please call the office with any concerns and please keep follow-up appointments for re-evaluation.

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