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Electrocautery - 15 Orlando Locations


What is Electrocautery?

Electrocautery uses a needlelike cautery to treat a variety of abnormalities on the surface of the skin. The hand-held device is heated by an electric current and applied directly to the target area.

Why choose Electrocautery?

Cosmetically, electrocautery can treat individual skin conditions such as small cherry hemangiomas (cherry red papules on the skin containing an abnormal proliferation of blood vessels), telangiectasias (small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin), and sebaceous hyperplasia (disorder of the sebaceous glands in which they become enlarged, producing yellow, shiny bumps on the face). Since the treatment targets a specific spot, there is little to no downtime and you can resume most daily activities immediately.

How is this procedure conducted?

Electrocauterization is the process of cauterizing skin simultaneously. However, cauterization even at a low setting can be slightly uncomfortable. So, your healthcare provider will likely apply a topical numbing medication to make the procedure as painless as possible.

After the treatment?

You will leave with a small superficial burn at the treatment site. After a day or two, it will form a small scab that will flake away in approximately 5 to 10 days. Daily use of a topical antibiotic will accelerate the overall healing process.

How often should I do Electrocautery?

Depending on what is being treated, you may require more than one treatment. You can consult with one of our dermatology providers or our paramedical esthetician to determine if a single treatment will suffice.

If you're interested in Electrocautery, call our Orlando dermatology practice at 800-827-SKIN (7546) to schedule a consultation with one of our skincare specialist.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided by this site is intended solely for educational purposes. This information is not to be used for medical diagnostic purposes and is not intended to serve as a recommendation for treatment and/or management of any medical/surgical condition. Most of all, this information should not be used in place of a physician or other qualified health provider. If you believe you have a medical condition, please contact your physician immediately.

I recently saw Annette at the Altamonte office for a skin screening. I was greeted by Carol, who was very pleasant and upbeat. She made me feel at ease from the moment I walked in and explained the paperwork and co-pay questions I had. My appointment was at 9:30am and Annette's nurse called me back at 9:35am. I was pleasantly surprised that my appointment was on time. Not that I would have minded waiting, since that is normally how that goes at a doctor's office. The medical assistant was very professional, explained procedures and answered any questions I had with knowledge. Annette is a very smart and detail oriented person, she was very pleasant to talk to and answered my questions and concerns. She gave me information brochures, samples of creams and I left with a good peace of mind. I felt that all of my concerns were addressed and Annette listened to all of my concerns. I would highly recommend this office to everybody. It is a great team, the have a great work ethic and dynamic going on! Thank you all for a great experience.

— Carol G.

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