Removal Of Benign Skin Lesions

Warts, Skin tags, Benign moles, Solar Lentigines, Verrucas, Cherry angiomas, Seborrhoeic keratosis, pilar cysts and dermal cysts are all common benign skin lesions. These are non-cancerous skin growths that present during routine skin examinations. 

How do we treat
Treatment will depend on the size of the lesion, how deep it is and where it is on your body. Benign skin lesion removal takes place under local anesthetic and can be done with one of the following procedures:

1. Partial removal, the lesion is excised off at its base so it is at the level of the surrounding skin. This method is used for lesions such as keratosis, skin tags and flatter moles.

2. Complete removal, where the entire lesion is excised. The lesion and some of the tissue around it will be removed and you may need stitches to close the wound. This is a technique used for larger moles, lipomas, or for lesions that are suspected to be cancerous.

Impaired sensation or circulation
Areas with superficial nerves
Open wounds
Skin cancer
Hypersensitivity to cold
Lesion of suspicious or unknown diagnosis

Pigmentary changes (hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation)
Nerve damage (in susceptible areas)
Hair follicle damage