14/10/18 17:14 Filed under: Dermato-Cosmetics
Benign tumours are a pile of cells within a capsule in which the continuously dividing cells remain. These cells do not sow, but can become large. By using electrocoagulation these benign tutors can be burnt away from the skin. Skin conditions that involve electrocoagulation are:
- Milia (gerstekorrels)
- Fibroids (warts)
- Tallow gland hyperplasia (enlarged sebaceous gland)
- Verruca seborrhoica (age warts)
Before treatmentThe first step is for the dermatologist to determine whether the skin condition is suitable for removal by electrocoagulation. You will then receive a prescription to numb the skin 2 hours before the treatment.
The treatmentThe skin therapist uses a small needle to burn the benign skin tumour. This is done by means of electric current. It is a safe method, especially suitable for the treatment of small areas.
Number of treatments per patientThe number of treatments required per patient will vary as this depends on the indication and the size of the surface. On average you will have a desired effect after 1-3 treatments.
After the treatment
- Redness often disappears after a few hours and a small scab will appear on the treated skin, which will fully recover after 10 to 14 days.
- It is important that you do not scratch the scab and that the scab remains dry for at least five days for a nice wound healing.
- Avoid sunbed and sauna, do not take a hot shower or hot bath.
- Use sunscreen with a high SPF factor.
- After treatment, an antibacterial, hydrophilic salve is applied to the treated area to promote wound healing. You will get a prescription for the salve.