Curettage & Dermabrasion
This technique may be used to remove or improve pitted acne scars, and to treat large flat birthmarks.Updated: Jul 18, 2003 20:09 IST
A curette is a spoon with a sharp cutting edge that can be used to destroy or remove certain well-circumscribed and embedded skin conditions.
This technique may be used to remove or improve pitted acne scars, and to treat large flat birthmarks. It may produce good results for fine lines around the mouth.
Dermabrasion requires the skill and experience of a medically qualified person who has specialised in the technique.
Electro-desiccation and Electro-coagulation
This form of treatment is occasionally used on small broken veins on the skin of the face and legs, but it can also treat warts that stand proud above the skin surface.
It is particularly valuable in dealing with small, protuberant skin tags.
First Published: Jul 18, 2003 20:09 IST