Electrodesiccation in Bedford, TX

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What Is Electrodesiccation and Curettage?

Electrodesiccation and curettage (ED&C) is an outpatient, nonsurgical procedure at Essential Dermatology Group in Bedford, TX that eradicates benign, precancerous, or even cancerous skin lesions. This simple procedure removes small growths by scraping the skin down to the unaffected layer and then using an electric current to cauterize the area. The process gets rid of cancerous lesions on the skin, as well as noncancerous growths. ED&C remains a proven and effective alternative to surgery and is implemented in patients where the lesion affects the top layers of the skin. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Calvin Williams is committed to ensuring your procedure leaves minimal scarring.

How Does Electrodesiccation Work?

Before starting the treatment, Dr. Williams will apply numbing cream to your skin to help you stay comfortable. Employing a curette, he will scrape away the affected area until he reaches normal skin. Electrodesiccation will then be performed by using a small instrument to deliver bursts of electrical current to the treatment site in order to help cauterize the skin and reduce bleeding. The wound will then be left to heal on its own, typically taking several weeks. You will receive aftercare instructions from Dr. Williams. Afterward, you should only experience mild discomfort and minimal scarring.

Dr. Williams caught a skin cancer that other docs ignored. I recommend him to everyone.

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Dr. Williams and his staff are awesome. My hair has started growing like crazy due to the regimen Dr. Williams started me on. I am so grateful!

K. Google

Very good experience! Dr. Williams is absolutely amazing and office staff is very nice and professional. Highly recommend!

L.J. Google

I can’t speak highly enough about Dr. Williams, matter of fact I have no concerns or complaints about him or his staff. I felt at ease, he explains things very well, very professional and took great care of my issue. I wish there were more in the medical field just like him. I am one happy patient.

W.A. Healthgrades

Dr Williams is amazing hands down! He is very professional and always takes the time to hear out my concerns with my skin, hair or any other dermatological issue I have. I recommend him, I can’t leave out the staff they were wonderful as well. 😊

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Put An End to Skin Cancer

If you have a skin growth or lesion, it's important to have it examined by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Calvin Williams so that a proper diagnosis can be provided. For benign, precancerous, or cancerous growths, electrodesiccation and curettage may be a great choice for removal. Take the first step in addressing your skin lesion by scheduling a consultation at Essential Dermatology Group in Bedford, TX.

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