The Elements provides a comprehensive minor surgery service for the removal of blemishes, seborrhoeic warts, moles, tags and skin cancers. All moles are assessed for skin cancer by a doctor, by dermascopy or siascopy. Suspicious lesions are sent for histological examination by a pathologist. Dr Little has postgraduate training and a certificate in primary care skin cancer surgery from the University of Queensland. Minor surgery for removal of lesions not for cosmetic reasons (ie deemed to be a medical necessity) are often covered by private health insurance plans.
SURGITRON TECHNIQUE FOR BENIGN MOLE REMOVAL WITH GOOD COSMETIC OUTCOME.
Surgitron is a radiosurgery technique for removing benign tissue by shaving it without bleeding or sutures and has minimal scarring. The cutting effect known as electrosection is performed without manual pressure or crushing of cell tissue. Heat is generated by resistance to the passage of a radio frequency wave applied by a fine wire surgical electrode. The heat disintegrates and volatilizes the cells in the path of the radio waves. This effects razor sharp, yet bloodless removal of unwanted and often distressing benign moles, skin tags and nodules. Treatment is effected under local anesthetic.