Hyfrecation of skin lesions

Treat large warts that haven’t responded to topical treatments

Hyfrecation or electrosurgery is often combined with excision to treat large warts that haven’t responded to topical treatments. Hyfrecation or electrosurgery is carried out after removing the bulk of the wart by excision, the remaining part of the wart is burned away using an electric current. This can be quite painful, particularly if there are a number of warts, so we may need to give you a regional anaesthetic or even a general anaesthetic.

Common questions

Why would I have hyfrecation of skin lesions?

You might have hyfrecation or electrosurgery if you have a wart that is unable to be removed completely. It is carried out after removing the bulk of the wart by excision.

What happens during hyfrecation of skin lesions?

Hyfrecation or electrosurgery is carried out after removing the bulk of the wart by excision, the remaining part of the wart is burned away using an electric current. This can be quite painful, particularly if there are a number of warts, so we may need to give you a regional anaesthetic or even a general anaesthetic.

Contact Benenden Hospital

It’s easy to make an appointment; you can ask your GP or give us a call on 01580 230661.