What are Skin Lesions?
Skin lesions can appear anywhere on the body, and while most are harmless and do not require removal, some may need to be removed and analyzed if believed to be cancerous. In addition, some lesions, while noncancerous, can be bothersome, painful or unsightly. The board-certified dermatologists at Snyder Dermatology in Austin, TX remove skin lesions, such as warts, skin tags, moles, keratoses, and cysts using surgical excision or by a shaving method. All of the removed lesions undergo evaluation by a certified pathologist to ensure the safety of our patients. Most lesions can be removed right inside our dermatology office.
Skin Lesion Removal Reviews
"I have been seeing Dr. Snyder since she opened her practice. She and her staff are top notch. Dr. Snyder is a very thorough. I had a very tiny spot on my cheek that another dermatologist had dismissed as "nothing." Dr. Snyder ordered a biopsy and it was determined to be malignant. Had this gone undiagnosed, it could ultimately have been fatal. So, I suppose I owe her my life, or at least, a considerable amount of gratitude.Finally, The overall experience is always excellent. So what if you have to pay $2 to park."- E.S. / Yelp / May 29, 2012
"Great"- A.V. / ZocDoc / Dec 08, 2013
"I went to see Dr. Aranda for one thing. She not only helped with that, but found some cancerous cells I did not even know I had. She is great!"- A.H. / ZocDoc / Sep 03, 2015
"I feel really comfortable with this doctor and she found an area that of basal cell carcinoma that other physicians had missed. I appreciate her expertise and her proactive stance on potential issues. Her encouragement coupled with her manner creates confidence and willingness to undergo testing."- S.A. / ZocDoc / Oct 04, 2015
"I have been treated by both Dr. Renee Snyder and Dr. Ned Snyder. I would give them both 5 stars, they are truly excellent at their craft and I am more than thrilled at my results. Dr. Renee Snyder is spot on with her treatment technique. I have had bad melasma on my face after having kids. She is honest and up front about my treatment options setting my expectations appropriately. In addition, she is does not try to sell you everything under the sun for skin care. She tells you what you need to use that truly works. She is truly and artist with botox and filler. I as well as several of my friends go to her and they do not look frozen from Botox. It is amazing what a natural, refreshed look she can give you with Botox and filler. I have not found anyone who does botox and filler better than her. I also have had two laser treatments done and both have been well worth the money. Rachel who runs the laser is exceptional at her job. Lastly, I had several benign bumps under and over my eyes. I have been to 4 dermatologists for them and all told me there was nothing they could do. Dr. Renee Snyder knew exactly what to do and treated my spots and corrected them. I am thrilled as I was quite self conscience and now they are gone. If I had not gone to her I would have lived with these bumps thinking that nothing could be done as others have told me so.I had a breast augmentation in my twenties and needed another one after two kids. I am very picky when choosing a plastic surgeon and dermatologist. Dr. Ned Snyder specializes in breast augmentation and I can tell by the results of my breast aug.. I was absolutely THRILLED with Dr. Ned Snyder and my breast augmentation. Dr. Ned listened to my needs and did exactly what I wanted with my breast aug. My breasts are natural looking and were very conservatively done, exactly what I had asked him to do. In addition, he performed liposuction on my stomach and thighs. I am only a week out and I am so happy with the results. The incisions are small and follow up has been excellent. I am honestly thrilled with my results and with Dr. Ned Snyder bedside manner and surgical skill. My liposuction looks wonderful and his high skill level is apparent. I use these sites often to learn more about surgeons and I can honestly say that Dr. Ned Snyder is an excellent surgeon and truly has performed incredible work on me. If you are having plastic surgery, he is a must see.As you can see, I felt compelled to write about these two doctors as they both treated me with excellent care and are highly knowledgeable in their craft. 5 stars for sure!!!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 13, 2011
Types of Skin Lesions
Our dermatology practice strives to determine the best way to diagnose and assess skin lesions in order to give patients the best testing and outcome possible. Not all lesions require removal. Some common lesions that our office removes includes:
- Moles for cosmetic purposes
- Dysplastic moles
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Age spots
- Sun spots
- Large acne pustules
- Lichen sclerosus
- Actinic keratosis
Each patient case is unique and will require a full assessment before lesion removal is determined. We will discussion the type of lesion you have, thickness, the health of the lesion and surrounding skin, and discuss the aesthetic outcomes to anticipate as well.
How to Treat Skin Lesions
Depending on the type of lesion being removed, and the outlook the dermatologist foresees, there are several options to consider for removal. A surgical excision biopsy may occur, which is when the lesion is cut out, along with some tissue and skin under and around it. This is often used for moles, cysts, or other forms of lesions that may be precancerous or show signs of cancer. Sutures (stiches) will be needed, in most cases, a healing ointment is applied and the surface of the skin heals within a week or two. A surface layer lesion may also be removed with a surgical blade that gently shaves away the mark that does not require stiches. Consultations and evaluations are needed prior to removal procedures in many cases.
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Almost every adult has a lesion, and many children do as well. Most lesions do not need treatment unless they begin to bleed, itch, become inflamed, irritated, or are believed to be cancerous. Our team will provide a full assessment and will determine if lesion removal is the appropriate answer. Please call our dermatology office to learn more and to schedule your consultation and skin check today.