Radio waves destroy the skin lesion with minimal damage to other tissues. For raised moles and other skin lesions, this method usually results in less scarring than other methods of mole removal.
A doctor removes the skin lesion by burning it with radio waves. This technique minimises damage to surrounding tissues and has a relatively low rate of scarring compared with other skin lesion removal procedures.
Adults with moles, skin tags, seborrhoeic keratoses and/or other lesions suitable for radiofrequency removal
Previous patients of Spot Check Clinic
Note that these fees refer to out-of-pocket expenses. If a medical consultation and/or biopsy is performed as part of your cosmetic mole removal procedure, there will be extra fee, normally with a 100 per cent rebate from Medicare. If you are not covered by Medicare, you may also need to pay the laboratory for performing histopathological examination of a skin biopsy specimen.
Face, forehead, neck, chest, visible parts of scalp: $385, body $275
Face, forehead, neck, chest, visible parts of scalp: $220, body $110
Third, fourth and fifth lesions
Face, forehead, neck, chest, visible parts of scalp: $110, body $82.50
All subsequent lesions
Face, forehead, neck, chest, visible parts of scalp: $55, body: $44
No Medicare rebate payable for radiofrequency skin lesion removal.
Sometimes, the removed tissue is sent for histological examination by a skin pathologist. In these cases, we will charge a fee which is 100 per cent rebated by Medicare.
If you are not covered by Medicare, we charge $90 per specimen for performing a biopsy. The laboratory which processes the specimen will also charge a fee, commonly in the area of $200 per specimen.
Private health insurance
This procedure is not covered by private health insurers.