Scarless Mole Removal

Case Study 1

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Before Radio Frequency Scarless Mole Removal


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18 months after Radio Frequency Scarless Mole Removal



Radiofrequency Surgery mole removal

At Facial Artistry, we use the radiofrequency (RF) radiosurgery to perform a variety of procedures. RF ablative technique is used extensively to remove benign naevi (moles).

Moles on our body often evolve over a number of years in a predictable manner. To begin with, the pigment cells (naevus cells) reside quite superficially in the skin (dermo-epidermal junction). As a mole gradually matures over time, the pigment cells clump together and migrate down into the dermis. As a result of this maturation process, the mole becomes raised (intradermal naevus). It is this kind of mole that is particularly suitable to radiofrequency mole removal.

During the procedure, the mole is anaesthetised with local anaesthetic. A radiofrequency instrument is then used to shape and flatten the mole. Blood vessels are sealed in the process and hence there is no bleeding. Result is visible immediately. There is typically some degree of redness which fades over time and the final result will be achieved usually within 2-3 months.

When using this technique, it is important to avoid over-correction. As a result of this conservative approach, it may somtimes be necessary to perform a touch up several weeks later.

Case study 2

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This is a lady in her sixties. She had two intradermal naevi (moles) on the right side of her face. They had become more prominent over time. The first photo showed the moles to be quite raised. These moles were treated with radiofrequency ablation.

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This photo was taken approximately two months later. The ablated sites had healed completely. There was no trace of any remaining mole and no visible scarring.

What is Radiofrequency Surgery used for in Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery?

Radio frequency is used in the removal of skin lesions. This includes:

  • Skin tags
  • Warts
  • Seborrhoeic kerratosis (age or wisdom spots)
  • Syringoma (harmless tumours within sweat glands)
  • Melanocytic naevi (moles)

Radio Frequency can also be used for the following:

  • Removal of facial telangiectasia (thread veins)
  • Resurfacing of scars (chicken pox, acne etc)
  • Resurfacing of lips to treat perioral lines
  • Resurfacing in case of Rhinophyma (bulbous appearance of nose due to rosacea in men)
  • Upper and lower Blepharoplasty (treatment of sagging upper eyelid and lower eyelid eyebag)
  • Skin tightening with Pellevé.

Many studies have shown radiofrequency surgery to be superior to scalpel incisions and comparable to laser incision. It is also superior to shave excision with a scalpel, as RF causes significantly less thermal damage compared to electrode cautery that is typically used to stop any bleeding associated with a shave excision, resulting in much better scarring.

Advantages of radio-surgery include:

  • Rapid healing
  • Minimal or no bleeding
  • Aesthetically pleasing scars or no scars
  • Shorter operating time
  • Office/Clinic procedure

It is not necessary to have a GP referral to see Dr Bernard Leung.

To request an appointment with Dr Bernard Leung please email us or call us on 02 6255 8988.