Electrodesiccation and curettage (ED&C) is an outpatient, nonsurgical procedure at Fort Lauderdale Dermatology in Fort Lauderdale, FL that removes benign, dysplastic, or cancerous skin growths. This simple procedure treats small lesions by scraping the skin down to the unaffected layer. The treatment removes cancerous growths on the skin, as well as lesions that are diagnosed as benign. Electrodesiccation remains a proven and effective substitute for surgery and is used in situations where the growth is on the top layer of skin. Experienced dermatologist Dr. Eric Wilkerson completes ED&C with patience and precision to make certain your procedure goes smoothly and scarring is kept to a minimum.
"I’ve seen Dr. Wilkerson three times now and have never felt like it’s been a rushed visit like other dermatologists I’ve been to. He’s been able to drastically improve skin issues that I’ve dealt with for years. Very clean and professional practice."- M.H. / Google / Nov 13, 2019
"Dr Wilkerson was referred to me by my primary care physician and I am very thankful he was. After being in a trauma accident sustaining multiple wounds, I encountered a rash and irritation around them. I could not afford to get any infection while healing all my injuries. Dr Wilkerson and his assistant Jackie were friendly and gentle. They asked many questions and thoroughly examined the injury site. The doctor’s level of care was exceptional and he took his time to answer all my questions patiently. His treatment plan ‘cured’ my issue and I look forward to my follow up appointment. Jackie was courteous and gracious enough to call me a week after my appointment to follow up and see how I was feeling and how my recovery was progressing."- S.D. / Google / Oct 12, 2019
"Jackie and Dr. Wilkerson are the absolute BEST!!! They are incredibly hospitable, compassionate, thorough and fun. They are timely and the office is spectacular and clean. Do not go anywhere else!!"- K.L. / Google / Oct 20, 2020
"Dr. Wilkerson and his nurse, Jackie, are fantastic. Two of the nicest people I’ve met in my time here in South Florida. Went in to get a couple pilar cysts removed from the top of my head, and it could not have gone any better than it did. The waiting area, and the patient rooms are in immaculate condition. When you get there, there’s no waiting around for Dr. Wilkerson to come in and greet you. From the moment you walk in the door to the moment you leave, you’ll be the focus of their attention. It is well worth the drive if you don’t live in Ft. Lauderdale. I drove from Boca, and would do it again because they are the best."- J.H. / Google / Oct 13, 2020
"Dr Wilkerson is an excellent dermatologist. Not only is he very knowledgeable and experienced, he is professional with great bedside manner. I’m a primary care physician and choose to refer my patients to him for this reason. Also Jackie at reception made me feel at home right away with her welcoming smile and assistance. Thanks for the great care!"- D.N. / Google / Oct 05, 2020
Nonsurgical electrodesiccation is most commonly used to eliminate low-risk skin cancer. It can be used if you have been diagnosed with actinic keratosis (precancerous cells), basal cell carcinoma, or squamous cell cancer. The growth needs to be small and has clear borders. Electrodesiccation can be done in our Fort Lauderdale, FL office with local anesthesia.
Prior to starting the ED&C, Dr. Wilkerson will apply local anesthesia to your skin to manage your discomfort. Using a curette, he will scrape away the area until he has reached skin that is normal. Electrodesiccation is then performed on the treatment site to cauterize the area and minimize bleeding. Once the procedure is complete, you will be free to return home and continue your usual activities.
What to Expect
Following your procedure, it is very important that you follow the instructions given to you by Dr. Wilkerson so that your skin heals properly. You can remove your bandages after 24 hours to clean the procedure site and then change the dressing. Dr. Wilkerson may also prescribe or suggest an ointment to use on the area. Dr. Wilkerson will also let you know when to return to our office for a follow-up appointment to check your healing progress.
Destroy Skin Cancer
If you have a skin lesion or growth, it is important to have it checked by skilled dermatologist Dr. Eric Wilkerson so that a proper diagnosis can be provided. Whether the lesion is cancerous or not, electrodesiccation could be a good choice for you. Take the first step in understanding your skin lesion by scheduling an appointment at Fort Lauderdale Dermatology in Fort Lauderdale, FL.