What are lesions?

A skin lesion is any abnormal growth or patch of skin. Lesions can be cancerous or noncancerous. They can also be benign, which means they're not harmful. Skin lesions can occur anywhere on the body. They can be raised or flat, smooth or rough, and some may even contain pus. Some common types of skin lesions include moles, warts, and cysts.

The Skin Lesion Removal Process

Before the removal of skin lesions is performed, the patient must have a consultation. On the day of your appointment, you will be administered either local, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.

The size of the skin lesion will determine how the surgeon will go about the removal process. If the skin lesion is small, the surgeon will remove the lesion with an excision. After the excision has been done, the surgeon will most likely close the site with sutures.

Instructions After Skin Lesion Removal

The wound site may be sore or red. It’s important to follow all post-op instructions. The healing process will continue for weeks or months. It may take an entire year for the incision lines to completely heal and fade. To acquire the best possible results, protect your skin from the sun daily. Sun exposure to the healing wound can cause cosmetic complications such as; redness or darkness to the area and raised scarring.

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If you need to have a skin lesion removed and would like to see any of our oral surgeons in the Maryland area, contact one of our 8 locations today and we will be happy to further assist you.

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