Removal of skin moles, use of RF and laser
Surgical treatment of Melanoma
The removal of skin lesions (e.g. a suspicious mole) is mostly carried out in a doctor’s office, with the use of local anesthesia. In these cases we very often use RF technology. Using this type of energy as a surgical tool offers many advantages. It allows great precision and speed to our operation, without collateral damage to the surrounding tissues. Thus, patients do not experience burns around the operation site, and the operations are bloodless and completely painless!
Thus, we can proceed with the removal of moles, pigmented nevi, sebaceous cysts, papillomas, and hyperkeratosis treatment. Using the same technology (with other electrodes) we can proceed to the sublimation of superficial skin formations such as verruca, xanthelasma, warts, but also to improve the image of chronic disfiguring scars. In most cases of minor superficial damage, no stitching is even necessary!
In any suspicious lesions, such as in the case of suspected melanoma, the preparation is always sent for histological examination. (In some cases, the use of a scalpel is necessary to accurately determine whether the resection margins are healthy).
The surgical treatment of melanoma is particular and requires exceptional training in both oncology and plastic reconstruction. It is something in which Dr. Chrysocheris has dealt extensively during his training in the USA.
The doctor decides the most appropriate method of removing the moles and other lesions based on the examination of the patient. The usual approaches are with a scalpel (with or without stitches), with a laser, with cryosurgery, etc.
Dysplastic – malignant nevi
Dysplastic moles (nevi) that resemble melanomas, may appear on the face or body and have the following characteristics:
• irregular border
• diameter>6 mm
Contact the doctor to make an appointment and find out the cost for removing your mole and the risk for melanoma.