Skin lesions are burnt off using a metallic probe heated by an electric current.
The area is injected with a local anaesthetic. A doctor applies a hot electrode to the skin lesion to be treated. The lesion is burnt off with attention not to damage surrounding tissues. A small burnt area is left behind; this area may be black and crusted.
The skin must be clean and dry. Do not wear make-up, fake tan or any other skin medications, creams or cosmetics on the area to be treated.
Leave any dressings in place and keep the area dry for 2-3 days. Medical follow-up is usually not required.
Cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator