Treatment: Curettage of lesions

Curettage and cautery is a simple type of electrosurgery in which a skin lesion is scraped off and heat is applied to the skin surface to seal the blood vessels and stop bleeding.

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Why you might need?

Curettage can assist with a wide range of skin conditions from sun damage (such as actinic keratoses and Bowen’s disease), to low-grade skin cancers like superficial basal cell carcinoma, as well as raised skin lesions like warts and fleshy moles.


Treatment Info

The curettage procedure involves a local anaesthetic injection into the area around the lesion to be treated. This will make the skin go numb so the procedure is painless. The skin lesion is then scraped off with a spoon shaped tool called a curette. The surface of the wound is then cauterised using a pencil-like metal instrument to apply a high-frequency electric current to the area to prevent bleeding and also remove any remaining unwanted tissue.


Treatment Aftercare

We normally work on a quick turnaround of two to three days, your surgeon will usually arrange a follow up consultation with you within a week of your procedure to discuss your results . Sometimes due to extra tests being required there may be a delay in your result but this will be discussed with you.

Treatment Recovery

Typically, a wound will take approximately 2-3 weeks to heal over. Scarring may occur and initially be red and raised but will usually reduce in colour and size over several months.


Treatment Programme
Curettage of lesions


Health Insurance

This service or treatment is generally covered by most health insurance policies. You are responsible for checking your insurance policy cover, and you may need a referral letter. Check which insurance companies are covered.


Self-Pay Available

This treatment is available for self-paying users. If you would like to see more information on pricing visit our pricing and payments page.


Consultation Required

For this treatment you will need to have a 1-to-1 consultation at OneWelbeck first. To book in with our team of expert clinicians or to find out more about the process contact the relevant centre team.


Next Day Availability

We usually have next day availability for this service, please call us to check availability.


Self Referral

No doctor referral needed in order to book this service, although health insurers may require a referral in order for your treatment to be covered.