This fee covers the in-office removal of 3 lesions using electrodesiccation.
Electrodesiccation is a procedure where your provider will scrape off skin growths, which can be used for less serious skin cancers, pre-cancers and benign growths. A local anesthetic is injected, and then the abnormal tissue is scraped off with a special tool. The area is then cauterized until bleeding stops. This may be repeated if the growth is cancerous. The wound will need to be dressed until it heals, and it usually leaves a small white mark.