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Skin Lesion Removal in Austin, TX

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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. 

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
  • Melanoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Cysts  
  • Age spots
  • Sun spots
  • Birthmarks
  • Warts
  • 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.

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