What is Radiofrequency Treatment?
Radiofrequency, (RF), treatment is an increasingly effective way of treating a number of conditions using electromagnetic energy generated from an RF device. RF procedures include surgical incisions, eradication of thread veins, removal of age spots, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and stretch mark treatment. The Radiolase operating at a frequency of 4 Megahertz enables lesions to be removed more precisely than with a scalpel and with no collateral damage. The following procedures can be achieved with the RF Radiolase:
1. Removal of moles, skin tags, age spots, brown pigmented areas and other blemishes
2. Removal of thread veins or spider naevii
Moles and other unsightly lumps
Many individuals have some form of mole or other unwanted skin attachment or blemish. Most of these lumps are superficial and unsightly and the individuals who have them think they simply have to live with them. These moles or lumps can be raised or flat, pigmented or normal in colour and medically speaking they are all called lesions. Although mostly harmless many of these are unsightly and a nuisance especially when on the face around the eyes, nose, mouth and ears and certain parts of the body. Individuals tend to believe that having them removed is difficult, involved and expensive or that it will invariably leave some scarring or disfigurement. This isn’t so in the majority of cases especially since the advent of the RF Radiolase. No scalpel and no stitches are necessary. Superficial lumps on the face or elsewhere can be melted away or trimmed down with a Radiolase without causing any scarring.
What is the Radiolase and how does it remove a mole
The Radiolase is a radiofrequency energy generating device. It has numerous applications including the accurate removal of unwanted lesions such as moles and skin tags and is more precise and far superior to the more traditional surgical methods that have been used in the past. The Radiolase enables the removal of moles and skin tags with virtually no collateral tissue damage or bleeding, as the energy generated by the device is set at a frequency that causes the least disruption to surrounding tissues. Moles, skin tags and other lesions literally melt away in front of the Radiolase and can be pared down to be flush with the surrounding skin. Scarring is avoided as the top layer of the skin is not breached and a cosmetic result far superior to other methods that are currently used can be obtained. The treatment is quick, simple and comparatively inexpensive and can usually be done in minutes as a walk in walk out procedure.
Is it suitable for me
The Radiolase can be used for any individual except for those who have a cardiac pacemaker or similar device or have one of the contra-indications listed below. It is particularly suitable for individuals with lesions on the face and other sensitive areas of the body where a good cosmetic result is required.
How long does it take to work and will the benefits last
The procedure is generally very easy and quick depending on the number of lesions to be removed. It can literally take a matter of minutes – and once wholly removed the benefits are lasting.
What does the procedure involve
The mole or skin tag to be treated is prepared and a local anaesthetic is injected into the area beneath it. The Radiolase is then used to remove the lesion and then to level the area off by paring down any high points. The treated area will weep for some hours afterwards and a scab will then form. The scab will dry and eventually fall off after a number of days leaving the area mole free.
Is there any pain or discomfort
With local anaesthesia the procedure is pain free. The only slight discomfort you will experience is from the injection of the local anaesthetic into the skin. There is minimal discomfort once the anaesthetic has worn off.
Are there any contra-indications
Contraindications include the presence of a cardiac pacemaker, presence of metal pins or plates, impaired immunity or a history of any autoimmune disorders, AIDS or diseases of connective or muscular tissue, HIV or Hepatitis infections, bleeding disorders, anticoagulant therapy, those on any immunosuppressive or steroid medication, pregnancy, local skin infections or disorders, propensity for developing keloids or hypertrophic scars, allergy to nickel.
Are there any complications or risks
The procedure is usually problem free. The treated area will undergo a healing process and the new tissue formed in the process will appear lighter or pinker in shade than the surrounding skin. This may take some weeks to blend in with the surrounding area but occasionally it may take much longer. As with all surgical procedures there is always a small risk of poor wound healing, infection and scar formation although this is very unlikely especially with superficial skin lesions.
Is there any downtime from the procedure
The down time is related to the extent and position of the removed lesion. Lesions of the face are more noticeable than lesions on the trunk or elsewhere. However, there is often a vast cosmetic improvement when the mole is pared down even before full healing has taken place. Removal of small moles and skin tags do not produce any significant incapacity except when in difficult areas where there is pressure, friction or movement.