Curettage & Cautery

Curettage and cautery is the treatment of choice to remove superficial skin lesions such as seborrhoeic keratoses. It involves initial electrofulguration (a type of electrosurgery), which help separate the lesion from the underlying skin layers, followed by surface peeling (curettage) with either a scalpel or other surface abrading technique. The surface below is usually re-treated with electrosurgery to reduce the chance of the lesion recurring. The cosmetic results are usually very pleasing once the surface crusting has peeled and the fresh new skin grows over the site of the lesion.

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