Electrocauterization (or electrocautery) is a procedure that uses heat from an electric current to remove unwanted tissue like warts and skin tags. It may also be used to control bleeding during surgery or after an injury.
1. Is electrocautery painful?
A topical anaesthesia is applied 30-45 mins prior to treatment to make the procedure painless.
2. How long does it take to heal after electrocautery?
Healing takes up to 2 weeks. It may take longer if a larger area is treated.
3. What do you do after electrocautery?
Avoid hot showers, sauna, and hot tubs for 72 hours post procedure. Avoid stretching, touching the treated area. Follow doctor’s prescription.