Skin Lesion Removal
Before the removal of skin lesions is performed, the patient must have a consultation. During the consultation the patient will be asked a number of questions about their medical history, an examination of the skin will be done and photographs may be taken for medical record purposes. At the end of the consultation the surgeon will determine a treatment plan that will lead to the best possible outcome.
Before the surgeon begins the process of removing the skin lesion, 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.
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 on a daily basis. Sun exposure to the healing wound can cause cosmetic complications such as; redness or darkness to the area and raised scarring.