A nonsurgical procedure, electrodesiccation and curettage (ED&C) is an outpatient treatment available at OneSkin Dermatology in Chambersburg, PA. This treatment eliminates dysplastic, benign, or even cancerous skin lesions. ED&C is a simple process that treats smaller growths, both cancerous and benign, by shaving the skin. It remains a reliable and efficient alternative to surgical treatments and can be implemented in patients where the skin lesions are confined to the upper layers of skin. Board-certified dermatologist Rachel Day, M.D. performs electrodesiccation with precision and patience to make sure your treatment causes minimal scarring.
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ED&C is most frequently performed to get rid of skin cancer in its very early stages. It might be a treatment option if you've been diagnosed with precancer (actinic keratosis), squamous cell cancer, or basal cell carcinoma. To use ED&C, the lesion must be small with clear borders. ED&C is completed at our Chambersburg, PA office using local anesthesia.
Before beginning the therapy, Dr. Day will apply a numbing cream to your skin to minimize your pain. Employing a curette, she will shave down the lesion until she reaches normal skin. Electrodesiccation is then used on your skin in order to cauterize the skin and reduce bleeding.
What to Expect
After the treatment, it's essential that you follow the directions provided to you by Dr. Day to ensure your skin heals correctly. You may take off your bandages the next day to wash out the wound and then apply fresh bandages. Dr. Day will also prescribe or recommend a cream to use on your skin.
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If you have a skin growth or lesion, it's a good idea to have it examined. Dr. Day can help you with a diagnosis and information about treatment options. For benign, precancerous, or cancerous growths, electrodesiccation can be a great treatment. Take the first step in treating your skin growth by scheduling a consultation at OneSkin Dermatology.