Radio frequency surgery is a medical procedure where the tissue is ablated/destroyed using heat generated from the high frequency alternating current at low temperatures and high frequency radiowaves through micro-fibre electrodes.
This is used for removing moles, skin tags, warts, moles, seborrheic keratoses, DPN's and basically any lump and bomp on the skin.
Traditional electrosurgery devices cut the skin tissue by passing a high intensity electric current using the electrode tip (a platinum wire) to provide resistance, effectively causing high temperature heating of the electrode tip and excessive lateral (surrounding) tissue damage. The difference between this method and electrosurgery is that the tissue serves as the resistance instead of the electrode. This means there is no heating of the RF micro-fibre electrode by the use of low temperature radiowave energy. Instead, the intracellular tissue water provides the resistance and vaporises without the heat and damage seen in electrosurgery. This tissue vaporisation also results in significant haemostasis (stopping of the flow of blood) without actually burning the tissue.
The advantage of doing RF is rapid healing, minimal bleeding,no chance of infection post procedure and scarless results.
Before the procedure, the client's skin cleansed, degreased and an antispetic lotion is applied. The numbing cream is then applied and left on the skin for half an hour. The RF probe is then used to remove the unwanted skin growth. Antibiotic cream is applied and the client is sent home with a list of post procedure instructions.