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What is electrocautery?

Electrocautery, also referred to as thermal cautery, is a medical technology that uses a light electrical current to heat up the skin, in order to achieve tissue destruction in a very narrow and targeted location. A needle, or blade which is heated by electricity, is applied to the treated area, killing the skin cells or cleanly cutting through tissue.

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Although they are relatively common, growths such as warts, moles, and skin tags can be a source of embarrassment, leaving individuals searching for a means to remove them. This can be a very frustrating experience, as often the over-the-counter products that claim to eliminate warts and skin tags do not deliver on their promises. Trying to remove skin tissue with an at-home kit can also lead to injury and scarring in some cases. When you see a trained professional with the right medical equipment for the job, you can be assured of precision treatments, safety and minimal scarring. Electrocautery is used to make precision incisions in many settings – from the private clinic and doctor’s office, to surgical operating rooms.

Warts are benign skin growths that are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They are typically small, rough, and hard growths that are similar in color to the rest of the skin. They may have a raised appearance, but can also be dark, flat and smooth. Warts can be painful, irritating and are always cosmetically undesirable. They typically do not cause symptoms, except when located on the soles of the feet where they may be painful. While warts usually occur on the hands and feet, they may also affect other locations. They are not cancerous. Most warts left untreated will resolve within a few months or years, but generally, people want to get rid of them quickly once they appear.

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A mole, also known as a “nevus”, is a common skin growth composed of pigment cells called melanocytes, and is typically benign. These can be small or large, and colourless or darkened with pigment. It is important to seek professional medical treatments for mole assessment and removal, as an expert can recognize problematic colour and shape changes. Moles usually show up on the body within the first year of life, but will peak in visibility in the 20s and 30s. The number of sunburns a person has in their life, their genetic predisposition, and melanin in the skin will determine mole development. The more atypical moles a person has, the higher their risk of developing a melanoma (cancer) will be.

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Skin tags are harmless, non-cancerous, fleshy, skin growths that are usually small and brown or flesh-coloured. They are commonly seen in warm, moist areas such as around the neck creases, underarms, chest and groin. Skin tags are often found around the eyes and eyelids. Skin tag development can be hereditary and is common for people who are overweight or obese, diabetic or pregnant. They are also more likely to develop as we age. You don’t have to go through life with unsightly warts, moles, or skin tags. There are many simple and safe treatments to remove them, including electrocautery.

Electrocautery, also referred to as thermal cautery, is a medical technology that uses a light electrical current to heat up the skin, in order to achieve tissue destruction in a very narrow and targeted location. A needle, or blade which is heated by electricity, is applied to the treated area, killing the skin cells or cleanly cutting through tissue.

It is often used in modern-day surgical centers, to coagulate blood around the incision and to stop bleeding. “Cauterizing” a wound means sealing off vessels that can bleed with heat. It can be used at various voltage strengths, for delicate and detailed work with skin lesions. Lower voltage with an alternating current, allows for a ‘cutting’ effect. As such, it is able to remove undesirable growths including warts, moles, and skin tags. Because the procedure only reaches the outermost layers of the skin, it is incredibly safe and often does not lead to scarring. It is also a very efficient method of removal. When performing electrocautery, the trained medical specialist will adjust the heat settings to an appropriate level to burn the growth. The procedure itself is done using an electrode tip, which, once hot, is placed directly on the treatment area.

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Here at QEsthetics Clinic Toronto , we understand how you feel about unsightly or troubling warts, moles or skin tags , and wish to give you clearer and smoother skin that you don’t have to worry about any more. Please call one of our three convenient clinics to schedule a complimentary consultation to find out how we can assist you. Our medical staff uses electrocautery to remove thousands of warts, moles, and skin tags each year, so you can feel confident that your treatment will lead to the results you are looking for.

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What can I expect during and after the treatment?

Your particular treatment method for warts, moles or skin tags will depend on your individual assessment with one of our experts. Your experienced, Q Esthetics practitioner will explain the considerations and risks for your procedure to you during your consultation. Prior to the procedure, a local anesthetic will be applied to the treated area, and the area will be cleaned thoroughly and covered with a gel to prevent burning. Since the treatment requires the growth to be burnt, it would be painful without the use of an anesthetic. The treatment will take ten to thirty minutes, depending on the size of the growth.

Following the procedure, the treatment area may appear white and swollen, and dead skin may need to be removed. A scab will form over the area of treatment, which may result in a scar. It is important to keep the area clean to prevent the possibility of infection.

Depending on the size and number of moles, warts or skin tags treated, most people will recover within a week to ten days with minimal to no scarring. You will most likely be able to return to work or normal activities the day after your procedure. Often only one treatment is necessary but a second treatment may be required depending on the growth being treated.

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Here at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we work with thousands of our patients each and every year, so we can understand how you feel and how to serve your needs better. You may already have problems to deal with, and you’ve likely tried many products to treat yourself at home, experiencing disappointment and frustration. Our experienced medical staff will thoroughly examine your complexion to ensure the right treatment options are offered to you for your specific needs*. There is not one solution that fits all, and your private one-on-one consultation will be the first step to regaining your beauty and health again. Rest assured we offer many different treatment modalities, and if you’ve given up, because of poor results from previous treatments, we will find effective alternatives so that you can begin to see yourself in great shape again.

Call one of our three convenient clinics today and book your complimentary consultation to find out how we can assist you.

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