Cosmetic Radio Surgery
Moles and skin lesions can be unsightly if they are in the wrong place, or if they have recently changed shape or size. Never before has there been such a straight forward procedure to remove them, leaving great results with minimal risk of scarring.
Skin lesions can now be removed quickly and easily with a modern technique performed by Dr. Frank K. Innes.
The beauty of the treatment is that it uses the latest technology to achieve optimum results from a relatively pain free procedure and does not require stitches. Patients can look forward to a speedy return to normal activities following the surgery. Radio surgery leaves minimum scarring and results are superior to other more conventional and invasive methods of lesion removal. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic and takes just 15-20 minutes.
What to expect
Treatments start with a consultation to discuss in detail the new radio surgery treatment, what to expect and to answer any questions. Appointments are readily available and after care service at the clinic is thorough and caring.
What is it and how does it work?
Radio surgery is a modern elegant method of removing raised skin lesions without cuts or stitches bringing excellent cosmetic results. All lesions are biopsied to ensure there is no malignancy in the lesion.
Is there any risk to my health or are there any side effects?
The procedure itself is very safe although no surgery is without its element of risk. However, we take a full medical history before we proceed to ensure this risk is minimised. In some cases there can be bleeding, infection or scarring but with proper after care there should be no further complications. Unfortunately this procedure is not suitable for people with pacemakers.
Will I need to take time off work?
It is usually possible for you to return to work immediately after the procedure. However, you may wish to take the rest of the day off depending on the site of the lesion but you should be able to return to work the following day.
I am interested but terrified of needles, is there any other way?
The needles used are very fine causing little discomfort. However we can also apply a special cream 2 hours before the procedure to make the injection painless.
What if I have more than one lesion to remove?
It is possible that these can be removed at the same time for a small additional cost. Please ask the doctor for details.
Will I feel any pain once the anaesthetic has worn off?
Any pain you feel will be minimal and should be just a little discomfort. This can be alleviated by taking simple pain killers such as panadol.
Will the blemish ever come back in the same place?
Some moles have a deep element and so recurrence in these cases is possible. A repeat procedure at a later date in these cases may be required.
How long will it take for the area being treated to recover?
The wound should heal within one to four weeks and a dressing may be required initially, depending on the size and site of the lesion.
- Mole Removal
- Skin Lesion Removal