What are Skin Lesions?
Many patients visit our providers every year to have various skin lesions removed. These blemishes include warts, skin tags, moles, cysts, and benign tissue growths. They can occur almost anywhere on the body as a single blemish or in clusters. The most common form of removal is surgical excision. During this process, your provider will also check for any signs of skin cancer. Call TruDerm in Allen and Plano, TX today to learn more about lesion removal and how it can benefit you.
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Types of Skin Lesions
Our dermatology practice strives to determine the best way to diagnose and assess skin lesions in order to give patients the best testing and outcome possible. Not all lesions require removal. Some common lesions that our office removes include:
- Moles for cosmetic purposes
- Dysplastic moles
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Age spots
- Sun spots
- Large acne pustules
- Lichen sclerosus
- Actinic keratosis
Each patient case is unique and will require a full assessment before lesion removal is determined. We will discussion the type of lesion you have, thickness, the health of the lesion and surrounding skin, and discuss the aesthetic outcomes to anticipate as well.
How to Treat Skin Lesions
Depending on the type of lesion being removed, and the outlook Dr. Adler foresees, there are several options to consider for removal. A surgical excision biopsy may occur, which is when the lesion is cut out, along with some tissue and skin under and around it. This is often used for moles, cysts, or other forms of lesions that may be precancerous or show signs of cancer. Sutures (stitches) will be needed in most cases, and a healing ointment is applied with the surface of the skin healing within a week or two. Surface layer lesions may also be removed with a surgical blade that gently shaves away the mark.
Plan Your Procedure
Remove unwanted lesions
Almost every adult has a skin lesion, and many children do as well. Most lesions do not need treatment unless they begin to bleed, itch, become inflamed, irritated, or are believed to be cancerous. Our team will provide a full assessment and will determine if lesion removal is the appropriate answer. Please call our dermatology office to learn more and to schedule your consultation and skin check today.