What is Radiofrequency?
At Durham Health we use radiosurgery (Surgitron) to remove benign skin lesions, moles and skin tags. This is a technique using high frequency radio waves to remove the unwanted lesions with minimal damage to the surrounding tissue. This results in a very superficial wound, which usually heals with minimal or no scarring.
What does the process involve?
The mole or skin lesion is shaved off at the level of the surrounding skin. The resulting wound is automatically “sealed” during the procedure and does not bleed. No stitches are required. The wound may then be covered by a protective dressing; however, on the face, some people prefer to leave the wound uncovered for cosmetic reasons.
Over the next 7-10 days the area heals by forming a light brown scab, which will fall off to reveal pink new skin. It is essential to refrain from picking or scratching the wound during this healing process.
The area continues to mature over the next 6 months or so, eventually fading to match the surrounding skin.
What are the benefits?
Radiosurgery facilitates, accelerates and improves surgical procedures, is efficient in removing benign skin lesions, moles and skin tags with superior cosmetic results.
The tissue removal is made at a superficial skin level, the scarring risks are minimal, it is painless, doesn’t require sutures, doesn’t cause any bleeding, swellings or post-operative infections and ensures a fast and efficient healing process.
What is the cost of treatment?
The cost of Surgitron treatment varies depending on the number and size of the skin lesions removed, but prices start from $300
Below photos left to right: 0 weeks, 2 weeks, and 6 weeks post treatment