One of the most common procedures in a dermatologist’s office is electrocoagulation. Although laser technologies have limited its application, it is still much preferred and practiced in many cases.
High-frequency alternating current is used for electrocoagulation. It generates very high temperature on the spot of application. This leads to thermal destruction of the respective formation. One of the advantages of this method is that it leads to the conglutination of the membranes of blood vessels and thus bleeding is reduced to a minimum.
During the treatment, an active electrode is used. It has different types of tips with regard to the type of lesion. The aim is the impact on the surrounding tissues to be kept down to a minimum, but the results to be as aesthetic as possible. For guaranteeing the patient’s comfort, local anesthetic cream or infiltrative anesthesia is used.
Electrocoagulation can be performed to remove the following skin formations:
Soft fibromas (located mainly on the neck, under armpits, on the ingvinal folds;
Some types of moles
Milia and closed comedones;
Basaliomas (small basal-cell tumors up to 0.5 cm)
Pyogene granuloma and small angiomas
Angiofibromas and other benign skin formations
After the procedure,brownish crust appears on the treated area.It goes off within 3-10 days depending on the type of the formation and the depth reached during the treatment. It is necessary not to expose the treated area to UV rays at least a month after the manipulation.