ABOUT LESION REMOVAL
There are various types of lesions, including warts, skin tags, keratosis, and moles. Skin lesions can be raised to create a bump or can lie under the surface of the skin, causing a dark spot. While skin lesions are typically not dangerous, many people choose to have them treated for personal reasons or to alleviate the fear of health concerns, like skin irritation or cancer. At Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas in Nevada, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Edward M. Zimmerman provides lesion removal. There are a number of removal techniques employed for lesion removal, including shaving, excision, and laser. During a consultation, Dr. Z will examine the condition of your skin to decide which process best fits your situation.
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IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR LESION REMOVAL
The removal of lesions is ideal for patients who have one or more moles, warts, skin tags, or keratoses. It can be performed for aesthetic and practical reasons. Those who most benefit from the procedure typically:
- Are suffering from 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
LESION REMOVAL PROCEDURE TECHNIQUE
Removing lesions is a simple procedure performed with a local anesthetic in our minor procedure room. The technique chosen will be based on the size, depth, and location of the lesion. Certain lesions may be removed easily with an easy shaving procedure or laser treatment, while others may require excision for removal. The removal method that is best for your condition will be discussed during your consultation. Despite the approach chosen, Dr. Z will do his best to leave minimal scarring.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN LESION REMOVAL
Following your lesion removal, you can expect the treatment area to feel uncomfortable and sore. These symptoms are normal and typically fade away within a week. Anti-inflammatory medications can be used 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 by Dr. Z. In most situations, the area will scab and heal in 2 – 3 weeks following the procedure when at-home treatment regimens have been properly followed.
LESION REMOVAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does lesion removal cost?
Lesion removal pricing is based on the size, type, and location of the skin concern (i.e., moles, warts, cysts, keratoses). If the lesion is removed for cosmetic reasons, insurance generally does not apply. However, if a mole or lesion needs to be removed for medical reasons or may be cancerous, insurance may cover a portion of the cost. Please tell Dr. Z during your consultation if you would like to apply for insurance reimbursement. He or a member of his team can help you get the right paperwork.
What are the most common lesions removed?
There are many different types of lesions on the face and body. Lesions that have a danger of becoming melanoma should be removed for medical reasons. This includes moles that are irregular in shape, bleeding, crusty, or discolored. Other lesions, such as large or bumpy moles, are usually not harmful, but they can be unattractive if it is in a highly visible place, like your face or chest. If a lesion is irritating (frequently snagged on clothing), makes you feel self-conscious, or causes other negative feelings, schedule a consultation with Dr. Z to learn more about lesion removal.
Is scarring a concern?
One or more small incisions are needed to perform lesion removal surgery so there will be a scar. For this reason, patients worried about the scarring should seek out a cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Z. He understands not only how to safely remove the mole or lesion but how to incorporate techniques to minimize visible scarring for the best result.
Do I need a doctor?
Lesion removal for aesthetic reasons is a procedure to remove an unsightly and bothersome skin mark. A mole or lesion that is too dark, large, bumpy, or highly visible may be considered for removal. A dermatologist can remove these spots, but certain moles or lesions may require a cosmetic approach to avoid irregular lines and skin discoloration. This is why it's often better to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Z.
Will a mole grow back after it's removed?
The majority of moles that are surgically removed do not come back. Moles that are removed using a shaving method do have a small chance of returning, but still, these cases are rare. Mole and lesion removal typically offers positive, lasting outcomes.
REMOVE SKIN LESIONS
Lesions of the skin often cause insecurities, as well as irritation. Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV can improve the appearance of your skin with a simple and effective skin lesion removal. Contact our practice now to arrange a consult with Dr. Z for more information about lesion removal. At your consultation, Dr. Z will speak candidly about your choices to decide which lesion removal technique will benefit you the most.