Medical surgical treatment removal of a mole on the hand of a young woman patient. Use of safe modern equipment.
Electrosurgery is the use of high-frequency, alternating electric current to pass through the skin, so that the resulting heat generated can destroy abnormal skin growths on the skin surface.
Common skin lesions on the skin surface which can be treated with electrosurgery include viral warts, skin tags, seborrheic keratosis (age spots), cherry angiomas, sebaceous hyperplasia and syringomas.
It is also a treatment option (Curettage and Electrodessication) for certain types of superficial skin cancers on the skin surface (superficial basal cell cancer, Bowen’s disease or squamous cell cancer in-situ).

What do I expect from Electrosurgery treatment?

The procedure is minimally invasive and generally well tolerated.
The treated skin is pre-numbed with either anesthetic creams or injection.
Post-electrosurgery treated areas will generally heal well with simple local wound care. The wound heals with initial red pinkish patch, and there may be skin discolouration, light or dark patches arising from the procedure which usually will improve and fade with time.
The information written and published on this website is not intended to substitute the recommendations of a trained professional and does not replace a professional consultation.
It is advisable to undergo a formal consultation to help establish a relationship between the doctor and yourself, accurately determine your concerns/problems, and get the appropriate treatments for them.
It is also imperative to note that the contents of the website with respect to treatments, results and pricing can vary from individual to individual, and can only be accurately determined by the doctor upon diagnosis.
Do note that all medical treatments will only be administered upon proper consultation, with the requirement that patients be above 21 years of age to provide legal consent.

Surgical Dermatology

Meet your Dermatologist

Dr Tay Liang Kiat

Dr Tay Liang Kiat is a fully accredited Dermatologist who specialises in skin cancers, Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic and nail surgery, aesthetic dermatology and laser procedures. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, he also manages other aspects of general ambulatory and inpatient dermatology, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, urticaria, hair loss, children skin issues and other complex medical dermatology. In addition, he has expertise in the use of the latest immunotherapy (biologics) treatment for severe eczema, psoriasis and urticaria.