About Lesion Removal
If you are curious about how you can have a certain skin lesion removed to improve the aesthetics of your skin, you can contact our office at SkinMD. We offer removal services for various types of lesions including warts, skin tags, keratosis, moles, and more. Skin lesions can be raised bumps or deep growths beneath the surface of your skin, causing a dark spot. While skin lesions are typically not harmful to your health, patients often choose to have them treated for cosmetic reasons or to alleviate the fear of health concerns like a skin rash, infection, or cancer. At SkinMD in Hurst or Weatherford, TX, we provide lesion removal to patients of all ages. A variety of techniques can be employed for lesion removal including traditional shave approach, laser excision, cryotherapy, and more. During a consultation, our providers will examine the condition of your skin to decide which technique best fits your situation. All you have to do is make the call and visit us for your first appointment to get your lesion removal process started.
The removal of lesions is ideal for men and women who have one or more moles, warts, skin tags, or keratoses. It can be performed for aesthetic and practical reasons. The best candidates typically:
- Are suffering with constant skin irritation
- Wish to rid themselves of a skin lesion
- Are embarrassed by their lesions
- Are concerned that their lesions could pose health risks
- Have a skin lesion in an area that is not easy to conceal, such as the chin, cheeks, hands, or nose
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Removing lesions is a simple procedure performed with a local anesthetic in our minor procedure room. The technique chosen will be based on the location, depth, and size of the lesion. Certain growths may be removed easily with a simple shaving technique or laser treatment, while others may require excision with sutures for removal. The method that is most ideal for your skin condition will be discussed during your consultation. Despite the approach chosen, our providers will do their best to leave minimal scarring.
We offer lesion removal with the following methods:
- Laser therapies (ablative and nonablative laser technologies)
- Cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen)
- Electrosurgery (cautery)
- Scalpel excision
- Mohs surgery
What to Expect
Following your lesion removal, you can expect the treatment area to feel sensitive and uncomfortable. This is normal and should begin to fade within a week. Anti-inflammatory medications can be taken to minimize pain. If your procedure required sutures, you should be careful not to disturb the stitches and observe all aftercare instructions given to you. In most situations, the area will scab and heal in 2 – 3 weeks following the procedure. You will be expected to follow all of your aftercare instructions and make all of your follow-up appointments as requested by your provider
Remove those Skin Lesions
Lesions of the skin often cause insecurities as well as irritation. Our team at SkinMD in Hurst or Weatherford, TX can improve the appearance of your skin with a fast and simple skin lesion removal. Contact our practice now to arrange a consultation for more information about lesion removal. At your appointment, we will speak candidly about your choices to decide which lesion removal technique will benefit you the most.