What is Radiosurgery?
Radiowave is a technology used to treat a variety of soft tissue conditions, from the skin to deeper tissues. The treatment of warts, moles, and other skin growth takes only a few minutes with this technology. Dr. Khan specializes in removal of lesions (moles, skin tags, warts, papules, brown spots, solar keratoses and other growths) on the face and body. The techniques he uses are particularly useful for facial growths as there is no scarring and the healing period is short.
What areas are most suitable to perform Radiosurgery?
Radiosurgery effectively removes outgrowths present on any part of your body: Face: The technique is particularly useful for facial growths and acne spots as there is no scarring and the healing period is short. Armpits / Breasts / Neck / Groin: The technique is often used to remove skin tags under the armpits or breasts, around the V-line of neck, and in the groin. Arms / Legs / Back: It removes brown spots, solar keratoses, and other growths
Mole Removal with Radiosurgery*
There are various benefits to this procedure, including:
- Removing protruding moles that get in the way of shaving.
- Reducing skin irritation that can occur when certain moles rub against clothing or jewelry.
- Achieving smoother, clearer skin.
- Enhancing appearance and improving self-esteem.
Most importantly, if a mole is suspected to be pre-cancerous early on, it can often be completely removed before it causes a serious health risk.
Who would best represent an ideal candidate for mole removal?
Those people who can physically and emotionally benefit from having their mole removed would be considered a good candidate for the procedure. However, people must remember that there are limitations to what cosmetic surgery can do. It is meant for improvement, not perfection and is important to have realistic goals and expectations about mole removal.
Mole removal procedure
The lesion/mole is first prepped with isopropyl alcohol, injected with a small amount of lidocaine 2% (anesthetic), and then painlessly removed using a radio-surgery electrode*. During the procedure, the treated area is cauterized as the lesion is being removed. This means that the treated area is free of bleeding and therefore ready to be prepped with a triple antibiotic ointment and a band-aid immediately afterwards.
After the procedure, patients are asked to keep the treated area clean and free of contaminants until the wound has scabbed over. This post-procedure maintenance is done by simply cleaning the wound with mild soap and water, applying the triple antibiotic ointment (supplied by us), and a band-aid 1-2 times a day for 2 to 4 days. Typically, patients see new skin after a week which is usually pink in color. The new skin then gradually starts to match the surrounding skin in days to weeks.