The results for such corns are very good indeed. Patients with vascular and neurovascular corns report excellent results. Any nerve filament or small blood vessel within a neurovascular corn will be completely destroyed and although the corn may reappear at a later date the improvement in symptoms is exceptional.
For patients with non-vascular and non-neurovascular corns the results are generally very good, although not as marked as for vascular and neurovascular corns. Approximately 50% of corns will reappear at some stage after Electrosurgical Desiccation and hyfrecation, however very few of these patients will fail to report pronounced improvements in symptoms.
b. Using Electrosugery to treat verrucae
Electrosurgical Desiccation and Hyfrecation rarely fails to cure warts and verrucae. Occasionally the procedure may have to be repeated in which case fees for any further treatments do not apply.
Obviously there is a maximum size of lesion that can be treated at any one time. This is approximately 3cm squared.
It would normally be advisable for patients with verrucae and hand warts to attempt a less invasive treatment regime (Cryotherapy or possibly caustic) before consideration is given to undertake Electrosurgical Desiccation and hyfrecation. Usually this treatment is undertaken when other treatment regimes have failed and the patient is keen to obtain cure, in which case Electrosurgical Desiccation and hyfrecation is an ideal choice.
For further information and access to a video of the procedure do not hesitate to call and make a consultation appointment with Mark, who will advise you on the most appropriate treatment regime.
Broadband users can view a five minute video of Electrosurgical Desiccation and Hyfrecation treatment being performed. Please note that the quality of the video has been reduced in order to be streamed across the internet. Should you wish to view the original video on DVD, please feel free to ask at the surgery and we will be happy to loan you a copy.