What is Radio Surgery and what is it used for?

Radio Surgery is a specialist treatment that uses a hand-piece housing a very thin wire loop, carrying radio-waves. These radio-waves heat the wire, which helps to seal the blood vessels while the skin is being cut, this increases the cleanliness and efficiency of the treatment versus just using a scalpel.

Radio Surgery is used primarily for removing unwanted lumps and bumps from the skin, including:

  • Moles (both raised and flat)
  • Cysts
  • Lipoma
  • Skin Tags

However it can also be used to help repair torn or over-stretched earlobes by removing excess skin.

Treatment Summary:

Number of treatments required: 1

Treatment time: 30-60 minutes

Anaesthetic: Local anaesthetic injection

Sensitivity period: Some discomfort during and straight after treatment depending on the procedure.

Back to work: Straight away or the following day depending on the procedure.

Duration of results: Permanent, although some issues can reoccur.

The all-important question: Will it leave a scar?

When a legion is removed from the skin, it is impossible for the skin beneath to match the skin around it exactly, as the newly exposed skin has not been exposed to the same conditions as the surface skin that has been exposed.

When a raised mole is removed, the skin beneath behaves like a small graze on the surface of the skin. After 4-6 weeks there will commonly be a slight pink blemish or lighter area of skin that will take time to adjust and change, but is normally not too noticeable. Over time this area of skin will become less and less noticeable.

When a flat mole or cyst is removed, a slightly larger incision is often needed, and commonly stitches are required. If this is the case the stitches will be as small and neat as possible, once the stitches have been removed the scar will commonly be slightly pink in colour and should change over time to appear closer to your normal skin tone.

To find out more about the treatments, or to talk to a specialist at the Clinic, you can get in touch today by calling 01225 700072.

Skin cysts

What is a cyst?

Cysts are most commonly slow-growing fluid-filled pockets of tissue that appear as lumps beneath the surface of the skin. Sometimes they can contain pus or other materials. They can appear anywhere on the body and often feel like a small smooth growth beneath the skin’s surface.

What should I do if I have a cyst?

Most cysts are benign and painless can be left alone once checked unless they cause the individual distress or they become infected or rupture.

However, if you notice a lump like this and you aren’t sure what it is, it’s always the best idea to consult your GP for a diagnosis to make sure it’s okay to leave it.

Can I get a cyst removed?

There are several methods in which cysts can be treated and removed. At Snowberry Lane Clinic we use the process of Radio Surgery to remove cysts, which is a similar process for mole removal – read more here.

Radio Surgery is a technique that allows the surgeon to cut and cauterise at the same time, which means the process is quicker and cleaner minimising the risk of complications.

The removal of a cyst more often than not requires a few stitches, which will create a small scar, so it’s important to be aware of this before deciding to proceed with treatment.

What next?

If you are interested in discussing treatment for the removal of a cyst including booking procedure and prices, please give us a call on 01225 700072 or request a call back at a time convenient for you here.

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