I am not familiar with "light hyfrecation." I did a google search and I didn't really get anything concrete on it, but from what I could gather it is a form of destruction, but I think you knew that already.
That being said, 17000 and 17003 should only be used when doing destructions on premalignant lestions (eg, actinic keratoses: ICD-9: 702.0). Neither rosacea, nor benign neoplasms, benign of the face would be appropriately billed with those procedure codes. With the 216.3 diagnosis, I would be more inclined to look at 17110 or 17111 depending on the number of lesions he did destructions on.
Hope that helps
Jessica H, CPCD
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