Basal Cell Carcinoma Curettage
Curettage for basal cell carcinoma is commonly performed by dermatologists in the office. The doctor numbs the skin with a local anesthetic and then uses a spoon shaped instrument called a curette. This device scoops the cancer off the skin while a special needle delivers a weak electric current that stops bleeding. This may result in a flattened white scar after the wound heals.
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