WHAT IS MEANT BY RF SURGERY?
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 radio waves through micro-fibre electrodes.
WHICH ALL PROCEDURES CAN BE DONE WITH RF SURGERY?
This is used for removing moles, skin tags, warts, moles, seborrheic keratoses, DPN's and basically any lump and bump on the skin.
HOW DOES RF SURGERY WORKS?
Traditional electro surgery 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 electro surgery 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 radio wave energy. Instead, the intracellular tissue water provides the resistance and vaporises without the heat and damage seen in electro surgery. This tissue vaporisation also results in significant haemostasis (stopping of the flow of blood) without actually burning the tissue.
WHAT IS ADVANTAGE OF RF SURGERY ?
The advantage of doing RF is rapid healing, minimal bleeding, no chance of infection post procedure and scar free results.
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE DONE ?
Before the procedure, the client's skin cleansed, degreased and an antiseptic 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.