Radiosurgery uses radiofrequency waves to gently ablate (shave) or destroy skin lesions. The high frequency of radiosurgery encounters less tissue resistance and shallower penetration than lower frequency electrosurgery or laser generators. Therefore, this means less heat generated with radiofrequency, as compared to traditionally used electrosurgery, and thus significantly less scarring.
South Shore MA Radiosurgery
Our South Shore MA radiosurgery procedure is always performed under local anesthesia that is administered in the examination room. The device that we employ at GK Dermatology uses an electrode to transmit radiofrequency to the skin. Radiofrequency wavelengths are of 5 different types, allowing the device to perform different functions simultaneously, i.e. cutting and coagulation (stopping the bleeding vessels) at the same time. The shape of the tip of the electrode can vary, depending on the function to be performed: shaving of skin lesions (moles, oily glands, skin tags, other benign growths), coagulation of vascular lesions (broken vessels, hemangiomas), and gentle destruction of skin lesions (skin tags, seborrheic keratoses). The procedure can also be used for destruction of skin cancers.
Dr. Kroumpouzos has been performing South Shore MA radiosurgery for over 15 years with excellent cosmetic results. Please consult him on the best advice on how to remove your skin growth.