Indian Journal of Dermatology
: 2007  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 134--137

Radiofrequency ablation in dermatology

Silonie Sachdeva, Alka Dogra 
 Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Leprology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab - 141 001, India

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Radiofreqeuency ablation is a versatile dermatosurgical procedure used for surgical management of skin lesions by using various forms of alternating current at an ultra high frequency. The major modalities in radiofrequency are electrosection, electrocoagulation, electrodessication and fulguration. The use of radiofrequency ablation in dermatosurgical practice has gained importance in recent years as it can be used to treat most of the skin lesions with ease in less time with clean surgical field due to adequate hemostasis and with minimal side effects and complications. This article focuses on the major tissue effects and factors influencing radiofrequency ablation and its application for various dermatological conditions.

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Sachdeva S, Dogra A. Radiofrequency ablation in dermatology.Indian J Dermatol 2007;52:134-137

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Sachdeva S, Dogra A. Radiofrequency ablation in dermatology. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2022 Jan 27 ];52:134-137
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