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Treating Electrodessication Skin Lesions

Electrodessication involves using heat to remove specific skin lesions, including sebaceous hyperplasia, seborrheic keratosis, and small cherry angiomas. Treated areas develop a small scab that typically resolves in 1-3 weeks, depending on skin type and how aggressive the treatment was. Lesions that are larger and have been present on the skin longer may require more than one treatment.


Preparing for Your Appointment

Products to avoid:

  • Retinol products and prescription retinoids, such as Retin-A (Tretinoin), Renova, Differin, or Tazorac 1 week prior.
  • Please arrive with face free of makeup or other products.
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