The concept behind the curettage and cautery treatment is to use electrosurgery technology to treat skin lesions. The professional will first remove the lesions (curettage) and then treat the wounded area to give it a natural look. Dermatologists and expert physicians recommend this treatment to treat skin conditions such as Seborrheic warts, Keratosis, and initial level of skin cancer.
Dr. Shehla Ebrahim will provide you with all the details related to this procedure on your first appointment. She will examine your skin condition, perform a few tests for a thorough diagnosis, and then determine the best suitable treatment plan.
What to expect during the procedure?
Curettage and cautery procedure is a minor surgery and is mostly performed on an outpatient basis. Before proceeding with the treatment, the doctor will apply a numbing agent to block the affected region’s pain. Using a curette surgical tool, which has a sharp spoon-shaped end, the doctor removes the lesions. The wounded area is then cauterized with the help of the electrosurgical unit. This step is crucial in the entire procedure, as it kills all the unhealthy cells present on the skin, cleanses the treated region, and seals the wound to inhibit bleeding.
Once the numbness wears off, you may feel tenderness around the wounded area. The pain gets managed through prescribed pain-killers. A scab may form on the treated area, which naturally wears off with time, revealing your healthy, natural-looking skin.
Dr. Shehla Ebrahim usually recommends curettage and cautery treatment when the patient’s lesion area is soft compared to the surrounding skin. Some other skin conditions that get treatment by this method include:
- Viral warts
- Solar Keratosis (sun damage)
- Seborrheic Keratosis
- Skin tags
- Pyogenic granuloma
- In situ squamous cell carcinoma
- Basal cell carcinoma
You will get notified which treatment will best suit your skin condition after performing a thorough examination. As curettage and cautery treatment isn’t dangerous, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim should be your go-to option. With her particular knowledge in dermatology, she cures skin diseases, promotes good skin health, and helps patients reclaim an excellent quality life post-treatment.
To learn more about her treatments and skin solutions, book your appointment today.