Curettage of skin lesions
What does it mean to heal skin lesions? When is it indicated?
Curettage of skin lesions is a minimally invasive, painless method by which various formations can be removed, such as seborrheic keratoses, molluscum contagiosum, viral papillomas or acuminate warts. They are removed from the skin with a curette with a size adapted to the lesion. Following the operation, there is minimal bleeding, stopped by compression or electrocoagulation. The cured area heals quickly, without scars within 3-5 days. The skin around the lesion is minimally affected
How do we prepare for the procedure?
The procedure does not require special preparations.
How is the curettage of the lesions performed?
Apply anesthetic creams, under occlusion, to the lesion 30 minutes before the procedure. With the help of the curette, the skin formation will be removed, without affecting the surrounding healthy tissue. The duration of the intervention is about 10-30 minutes, depending on the number of lesions. The procedure allows you to easily resume daily activities.
How should the treated area be cared for after the procedure?
It is recommended to daily wash the wound with soap and water and use an antibiotic ointment to prevent secondary infection. The curettage areas are usually left untouched. It is also necessary to avoid exposing the treated area to UV radiation and to use a cream with a high protection factor.