Electrocautery is a therapeutic method that belongs to the field of electrosurgery. By using a special medical device, an electric current is passed in the tissues where the electricity is converted to heat, resulting in thermal destruction of selected lesions.
Benign hyperplasias of the skin such as warts and seborrheic keratoses are easily treated with electrocautery. A local anesthetic is applied before treatment, which makes the whole process relatively painless.
Electrocautery is a common therapeutic option, with excellent safety and efficacy, when applied by a specialist physician in selected cases.