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
"Dr. Wilkerson and Jackie, the medical assistant, were awesome. They are the nicest, caring, professional medical team I have ever been to. I wish all doctors and medical assistants were like them. They answered all my questions and put all my concerns at ease. Thank you!"- M.G. / Google / Aug 26, 2020
"Had my second visit at FLD and had to write another 5* review! Dr. Wilkerson and Jackie the Medical Asst. are terrific. Dr. Wilkerson conducts a thorough examination and explains any issues that are identified. I highly recommend FLD."- T.P. / Google / Aug 07, 2020
"100% recommend Dr. Wilkerson Fort Lauderdale dermatology office. Prior to visiting his office I called outside business hours on a weekend & his amazing Assistant Jackie called me back but I missed her call. She then reached out via Email & we communicated there finding an appointment within 48 hours. Once arriving to Dr. Wilkerson office, I was greeted kindly & everything was constantly sterilized (covid-19 pandemic). I continued to receive excellent communication from the Dr. & his assistant & i felt totally comfortable. Everything was excellent all around & even after I left his office I emailed Dr. Wilkerson a question I had at around 9pm hoping to hear back the next day, But to my surprised he replied kindly at 10pm with answers to all my questions! I am very happy to of found a doctor that did everything above & beyond from the start & truly seemed to care about the patient. I’ll always recommend this office!"- T. / Google / Jul 15, 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.