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
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"Best experience at a doctors office! The office is clean beautiful and inviting with relaxing music. No waiting, was taken in right away. Dr. Wilkerson was kind, professional, extremely knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Jackie was so sweet and helpful. They even offer you water. Lovely office!"- E.A. / Google / Feb 11, 2021
"As a physician myself, I can tell you that Dr. Wilkinson is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and extraordinarily pleasant. I highly recommend him. I will be referring many patients to him."- M.M. / Google / Jan 24, 2021
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.