Mole, Wart, and Skin Tags
About Lesion Removal
There are various types of lesions, including warts, skin tags, keratosis, and moles. Skin lesions can be raised and create a bump or can lie beneath the skin’s surface and cause a dark spot. While skin lesions are typically harmless and can be left alone, patients often choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or to avoid potential health risks, such as skin irritation or cancer. At Peak Dermatology, Dr. Rex and his team of providers offer lesion removal to adults, teens, and children. A variety of techniques can be used for lesion removal, including laser, excision, and shaving. During your consultation, Dr. Rex will examine the condition of your skin to decide which technique best fits your situation.
- Are suffering from chronic skin irritation
- Desire the removal of one or more skin lesion
- Are embarrassed by their lesions
- Are concerned that their lesions could pose health risks
- Have a skin lesion in a prominent area on the body, such as the chin, cheeks, hands, or nose
Lesion removal is a simple procedure performed with a local anesthetic in our minor procedure room. The method used will be dependent on the location, depth, and size of the lesion. Some lesions can be easily removed with a simple shaving technique or laser treatment, but others may require excision. The method that is most ideal for your skin condition will be discussed during your initial consult.
What To Expect
After your lesion removal, the treatment area may feel sensitive and uncomfortable. These symptoms usually begin to fade within a few days. Over-the-counter pain medication may be used to minimize discomfort. If your procedure required stitches, you should avoid washing or rubbing the area and follow all post-treatment instructions provided. In most situations, the skin will scab over and heal within 2 – 3 weeks with proper aftercare and application of topical medication.
Remove Skin Lesions
Lesions of the skin can cause insecurities and irritation. We can help restore your appearance with a fast and simple skin lesion removal. Call our office now to schedule a consult with Dr. Rex for more information about lesion removal. At your consultation, Dr. Rex will discuss all your options and determine if you are an ideal candidate for this process.