Radiofrequency surgery involves using radiowaves, which encompass a range of wavelengths, for various dermatological procedures such as skin surgery and mole removal through a shaving technique. Radiowaves are characterised by their high frequency and the minimal heat they generate. The optimal frequency for skin surgery is approximately 4.0 megahertz (MHz), akin to marine band radio frequencies. When these radiowaves are channelled through an electrode tip, they can incise the skin while coagulating blood concurrently, resulting in virtually bloodless incisions. Due to their minimal heat production, surrounding tissues remain unaffected.
In comparison to traditional scalpel-based skin excision, radiowave surgery with Pelleve RF Ellman presents several advantages for skin incisions and lesion removal. Conventionally, surgical incisions are made with a scalpel, which can lead to bleeding and increased scarring.
Radiowave surgery offers distinct benefits, including:
› Precise incisions without the need for pressure
› Simultaneous blood coagulation during cutting
› Incisions remain free of bacteria
› Minimal scarring compared to scalpel incisions
› Enhanced safety profile over scalpel use
› Improved post-operative healing, with reduced swelling, bleeding, pain and infection compared to scalpel incisions
› Applicability for shaving off skin lesions, eliminating the need for stitches and minimising scarring
› Cosmetic results superior to scalpel incisions
At Instant Laser Clinic, we use the Pelleve RF Ellman device for radiowave surgery, primarily for treating moles on the face. Arrange a consultation today to find out if Pelleve mole removal is right for you.
Radiowave surgery is versatile and can be used for the following purposes:
› Making precise skin incisions
› Removing skin lesions like benign naevi (moles), warts, seborrhoeic keratosis (benign skin growths) and skin tags
In the context of benign skin lesion removal, radiowave surgery is particularly advantageous. The gradual shaving technique allows the lesion to be reduced to skin level, minimising scarring compared to incising the lesion with a scalpel. Pathological analysis can still be performed after radiowave surgery.
This method is also commonly used for incisions where a bloodless field is crucial, such as the incisions required in blepharoplasty (eyelid reduction surgery).
The Ellman mole removal procedure begins with a consultation at our clinic to assess the suitability of the lesion for radiowave surgery.
A local anaesthetic is administered at the base of the lesion. The radiowave electrode tip is then gently moved over the lesion, gradually removing it layer by layer.
In cases requiring enhanced precision, an erbium laser may be used to remove the final layers of the lesion that are closer to the skin surface.
Typically, no dressing is required after Ellman radiofrequency mole removal. However, a small strip of skin-coloured tape may be applied to safeguard the treated area. Recovery usually takes 7 to 10 days, during which minor redness of the skin may be observed.
*Results may vary from individual to individual.
*Disclaimer: All photographs represent one person’s experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients from Instant Laser Clinic. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken. Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up.
Cost per mole, starts from $200 and up, based on the number, size and location of the mole or skin lesions. In most cases a punch biopsy may be required to send to pathology lab for further investigation at $80-150 which partially can be covered by Medicare.
Cost is based on the number, size, and location of the mole or skin lesions. In most cases, a punch biopsy may be required to send to pathology lab for further investigation at $80-150 which partially can be covered by Medicare.
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