Skin lesions encompass a wide range of conditions, including moles, cysts, warts, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, and more. Some lesions are harmless, while others may require removal for medical, cosmetic, or diagnostic purposes
Treatment Time 5-10
Duration of Results Permanent
Results 1-2 treatments recommended
Skin lesions such as moles, cysts, warts, skin tags, and seborrheic keratoses may be removed for various reasons, including medical necessity, cosmetic preference, or diagnostic purposes.
Skin lesions, also known as skin growths, skin abnormalities, or benign skin lesions, can occur for various reasons, ranging from benign skin conditions to potentially harmful skin diseases like skin cancer. When skin lesions like skin tags, warts, or seborrheic keratoses become bothersome, cause significant problems, are aesthetically undesirable, or pose a risk to your health, skin lesion removal may be recommended.
Skin Lesion Removal Methods
Ellman radiofrequency surgery
At Derma Revive Skin Clinic, we use the Ellman device, which is a radio frequency surgery treatment using the latest in diathermy technology, the Ellman Surgitron, to literally shave the mole, papilloma, or any other lesion away until it is smooth with the normal skin and surface. The Ellman can do this and not leave a scar because the radio frequency energy does not spread and damage the normal tissue and surrounding skin.
A tried and tested method
The Ellman system has been used for many years and is considered the gold standard in RF surgery. It works to an extremely high level of precision so as not to damage the surrounding skin. Lesions are removed, and rapid healing is promoted.
This procedure involves cutting out the lesion and a surrounding margin of healthy tissue. Complete removal (excision) is commonly used for suspicious or cancerous growths, larger moles, or skin tags. The excised tissue is usually sent for laboratory analysis to ensure proper diagnosis and rule out malignancy. Stitches may be required following the procedure. This is sometimes termed excision biopsy.
This technique involves shaving off the entire lesion surface using a surgical blade. It is generally used for superficial, noncancerous growths like skin tags or small raised moles. Shave excision usually does not require stitches and leaves a minimal scar. It is usually recommended for benign skin lesion removal surgery.
Before undergoing any skin lesion removal procedure, it is crucial to consult with a qualified skin consultant or medical professional. They will properly assess and diagnose the lesion and recommend the most appropriate skin lesion removal technique.
Risks and Side Effects
While skin lesion removal procedures are generally safe, some risks and side effects may occur. These can include infection, bleeding, scarring, changes in skin pigmentation, and allergic reactions. It is important to discuss potential risks and complications with your healthcare provider beforehand.
Your Doctor will provide specific instructions on post-procedure care. This will include keeping the area clean, applying prescribed ointments or dressings, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and refraining from scratching or picking at the treated area.
Follow-Up: A follow-up appointment with your skin consultant at Derma Revive is essential to monitor healing, assess the success of the removal procedure, and ensure there are no complications or signs of recurrence.
Skin lesion removal procedures are performed for various reasons, including medical, cosmetic, and diagnostic purposes. It is crucial to consult a qualified consultant to determine the best approach for your specific lesion. By understanding the available procedures and considering important factors, you can make an informed decision and ensure the best possible outcome for your skin.
Prices vary from client to client based on the size and type of skin lesion they may have. Prices range from £250-£1,000. A treatment plan and quotation will be determined at your complimentary consultation.
What types of skin lesions can be surgically removed at Derma Revive Skin Clinic?
At Derma Revive Skin Clinic, almost all types of skin lesions can be surgically removed. For specific concerns about particular lesions, contacting the clinic directly is advised.
What is the process for skin lesion removal surgery?
The process involves an initial consultation and thorough examination of the affected area at Derma Revive Skin Clinic. Options and recommended removal methods are discussed. If cancer suspicion exists, the entire lesion may be removed for analysis. Otherwise, a shave excision using the Ellman system is likely recommended.
What are the potential risks and side effects of skin lesion removal?
Potential skin lesion removal risks include infection, skin tone changes, bleeding at the wound site, and delayed healing. A thorough medical questionnaire is taken to minimise these risks, covering medications and medical conditions that may pose additional risks.
How should I care for my skin after a lesion removal procedure?
Post-procedure, the wound should be kept clean and covered, similar to any cut or graze care. Specific aftercare instructions will be provided.
What is the cost range for skin lesion removal at Derma Revive Skin Clinic?
The cost for skin lesion removal at Derma Revive Skin Clinic ranges from £250 to £1000, varying based on the number of lesions, their size, and locations.
I am concerned about my mole. Can I have a quick appointment?
If you are concerned about a mole, it’s important to mention this when contacting Derma Revive Skin Clinic. They aim to schedule appointments as soon as possible, especially for concerns about potentially serious skin growth.
Is having a skin lesion procedure painful?
The skin lesion procedure at Derma Revive Skin Clinic is painless, as a local anaesthetic is administered prior to the procedure.
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