Radio Surgery is a newer technique using advanced radio wave technology to remove moles that are not flat, warts and any unwanted lumps and bumps safely and effectively. Using an electrode to brush through the tissue, the radio waves will disintegrate and split the unwanted tissue away. No stitches are required and scarring is minimal. Excision surgery, on the other hand, is the traditional “cut and sew” method of removing unwanted moles and bumps. Stitches are required and there will be chance of a small visible scar on the treated site.
- Local anesthetic is require
- Treated area should be protected and left untouched for 48 hours after surgery. Antibiotic ointment should be applied twice a day starting on the 3rd day. Removal of suture (if necessary) should be done on the 5th day (for facial suture) or 7th to 14th days (for body suture)
- A slight red pigmentation will be left on the treated area after Radio Surgery and normally will subside in a few months
- A small red visible scar will be seen right after the excision surgery, but eventually the scar will fade or patient can choose to do Vbeam laser to speed up the healing process