Cautery is a simple procedure that uses radiowaves to remove moles, birthmarks, and skin tags. It is performed under local anesthetic to ensure your a pleasant experience. A radiosurgery electrode is used to gently shave off the mole from the skin’s surface. After the procedure, the wound may appear pink, and it is recommended to cover it with a dressing for 24 hours. The resulting crust typically falls off within 2 to 3 weeks, and the skin gradually returns to its normal color, leaving a minimal or no scar.
Radiosurgery uses an antenna to gather radiowaves and direct them back to the machine, eliminating the need for a ground plate. The antenna, which doesn’t touch the patient directly, is coated with Teflon to prevent any shocks or burns.