Dr. Sanchika Gupta (Dermatologist) | Dr. Sanchika Gupta (Dermatologist / Trichologist)

Dr. Sanchika Gupta (Dermatologist) | Dr. Sanchika Gupta (Dermatologist / Trichologist)


What is a radiofrequency treatment?

Radiofrequency or radio wave surgery is based on cutting tissue with high frequency alternating current.

This surgical procedure is very different from traditional electro-surgery and other types of electrocauterization because it can simultaneously cut and coagulate tissue without using any kind of physical pressure.


With radiofrequency, only the growth/mole on the skin is removed, after local anaesthesia, which is injected with a very thin needle under the growth itself. Immediately after the treatment, a wound is formed at the location of the growth.

This wound does not bleed and it is of the same size as the removed growth. Subsequently a scab is formed, and after 7-10 days, a fresh layer of skin forms which in time acquires the same colour as the surrounding skin.

Advantages of radiofrequency are

  1. Low risk of scarring
  2. Minimal damage of the surrounding skin
  3. No bleeding
  4. Minimal pain after the application of local anaesthesia
  5. Areas which can be treated

Lesions that are treated include different benign growths, warts, seborrheic keratoses and moles on the surface of the skin.

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