Skin Curette

Faroderm® Curette/ Skin Curette

The Curette with the „Special Extra“

- Extremely sharp blade

- Made in Germany

- Sterile, single use instrument with protecting cap

- Extra-spoon for debridement

- Good price and quality

- Medical Device (CE)

Available in 2 sizes: 4mm and 7mm

Pack unit: 10 pieces

Faroderm® Curette 

Faroderm’s Derma-Curette (ring curette, sing scalpel) is characterized by a round blade

In different diameters. The blade is extremely sharp and so guarantees a precise and gentle tissue removal (curettage), predestined for medical use.

However it is used elsewhere, like in foot care, nail care and removal of nailskin.

Depending on manufacturing process and manufacturer the derma-curette offers an excellent quality. The single side sharpened blade made of hardened stainless steel

is allowing an optimum curettage of tissue to be removed.

Curettage with the ring curette

 Curettage with the ring curette meanwhile has a fixed place in the equipment oft he dermatologist. The outstanding sharpness oft he blade is facilitating the process compared to the old sharp spoon.

Even large fields of warts on the sole of the feet can be removed withe the curette without difficulties.

Due to the precise removal of tissue and the favorable sight to the lesion it is easy to remove remaining residues of the lesion.

Particularly worth mentioning is Faroderm’s curette, which uniquely offers a scraper or spoon at the end of the handle, enabling the operateur to perform a gentle

mechanical debridement, for example in case of ulcera cruris.

Meanwhile the curette is increasingly used in other disciplines than dermatology, like plastic surgery, gynecology or urology.

The aim of curettage is to remove superficial skin abnormalities with a minimum damage of surrounding healthy tissue.

Even the use in the removal of superficial maligne carcinomas is possible.

The enormous sharpness oft he single use ring curette facilitates work considerably compared to the „old sharp spoon“ which usually isn’t sharp at all and has to be resharpened and resterilized after every use.

Definition of „Curettage“

Removal of superficial skin alterations with a curette. Available are multi use non-sterile spoon and single use, sterile ring curettes.

Application techniques

Curettage with the ring curette is a horizontal, tangential to skin surface conducted operational method.

In most cases the so called „penholder-technique“ is used.

Depending on the angle between curette handle and skin surface tissue

is removed superficially best at an angle of 40-45°.

The executed pressure is hereby exactly determining the depth of the removed tissue.

Curettage should be performed along the relaxed skin tension lines, in order to get satisfactory skin specimen.

Initial preconditioning of the keratoses by freezing is not necessary.

In order to get a representative histology the clinically most suspect areas are removed first. The curette is driven by a strong scratching movement from the distal edge through the center up to the proximal edge oft he lesion.

Hemostasis is achieved by using Fe(III)-chloride or Al-chloride solution.

A sterile band-aid is covering the wound for a short period.

Normally local antiseptics aren’t necessary.

The resulting lamellar skin specimen is then forwarded to histology.



 Especially for patients with advanced age, extremely UV-damaged skin and multiple

operations of basal cell carcinomas the curettage using the ring curette has been approved.

Faroderm’s curette for example is suitable for the curettage of:

- Basal cell carcinoma

- Verrucae vulgares

- Seborrhoic warts

- Mollusca contagiosa

- Solar keratosis

- Epidermal naevi

- Naevus sebaceus


As well as _

- tissue removal for diagnostic purposes

- surgical and mechanical debridement


Concrete examples:

Curettage of verrucae vulgares

Removal oft he superficial parts oft he verrucae, if possible by avoiding a traume oft he papillar body after prior keratolysis.

Deep excision are obsolete nowadays due to high recurrence rates of up to 80%.

In priciple the removal of the wart is possible without local anesthesia or freezing.


Surgical debridement

Due to pain this procedure is done usimg local anestesia by an anesthetic cream or local

anestetisia by injection. General anaesthesia usually is not necessary.

The following instruments are used: scalpel, sharp spoon or ring curette.

Fibrin deposits and necrosis is removed and bacterial load reduced.

During the procedure the wound is cleaned by flushing with isotonic sodium chloride solution or tab water. The limit oft he surgical procedure is oriented at the course oft he bigger vessels or nervs.


Faroderm Curette is available in many countries across Europe.

Can be ordered directly at Faroderm or at your local medical wholesaler.


Order phone: + 49 6187 9939370

Order fax:       + 49 6187 9939372