Surgical Dermatology

Cautery of Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN), skin tags and milia:

Cautery is a procedure in which the skin lesion is ‘’burnt’’ off with a heated instrument.

Minor excisions:

Skin cancers, Melanocytic naevi, Seborrhoeic keratosis, small cysts and benign growths.


Liquid Nitrogen is used to ‘’freeze’’ a variety of benign and malignant lesions like warts, skin tags and Seborrhoeic keratosis.


The removal and testing of a sample of the lesion to confirm a clinical diagnosis.

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