Lesion and tumor removal can be done safely with help from an expert provider and a great treatment method. At Sagebrush Dermatology, we offer electrosurgery treatments to address superficial non-melanoma skin cancers and some unwanted skin growths. This procedure is straightforward, safe, and effective. If you’re ready, get in touch to schedule an appointment at our Mesa, Arizona office.


Electrocautery being performed on a male patient

What Is Electrosurgery?

Electrosurgery or electrocauterization is a routine surgical procedure. During this treatment, we use electricity to burn away the targeted abnormal tissue.

How Does Electrosurgery Work?

This treatment relies on an electrical current to heat a metal wire that is then applied to the target tissue. This is done to burn or coagulate the specific area. The electrical current doesn’t pass through the body; rather, the energy it generates heats up the skin, causing tissue damage. When applied precisely, this technique can help get rid of unwanted skin growths with minimal scarring.

What Are the Benefits?

The benefits of electrocautery treatments are numerous. This procedure causes minimal bleeding and is considered less invasive than excisional surgery because the treatment is focused on the surface of the skin. This lowers the risk of infection and complications related to sutures. The entire procedure is done under local anesthetic and requires minimal downtime.

Electrosurgery for Skin Cancers, Skin Tags, and Warts in Mesa, Arizona

In some cases, electrocautery treatments may be needed to eliminate skin cancers, skin tags, or warts. If you have either of these skin concerns we welcome you to schedule an appointment for an evaluation today. To get in touch, simply fill out the form below or call our team at 480-681-DERM (3376).