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Treatment Options for Skin Lesions

Facial Peels for Skin Lesions in Bergen County, NJ

A skin lesion can develop suddenly, no matter how old or young you are. Many of them are benign and not dangerous at all, but they can be frustrating. That’s why there is a good chance you may seek to remove them in the most minimally invasive way possible – so you can get back to your routine quicker. There are different treatment options for skin lesions depending on your particular situation, which we will learn about in more detail in this guide.

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Our team is ready to help you navigate through the next steps of you booking your procedure. Contact us today!

What Are the Different Types of Skin Lesions?

Skin lesions can occur in different areas of your body and take on many forms. Some of them include:

  • Birthmarks
  • Moles
  • Age spots
  • Cysts
  • Skin tags
  • And more

Treatment Options for Skin Lesions

Over-the-counter creams may resolve some of these issues, but in other cases, you may need a professional to remove them physically. Some skin lesion removal techniques include:

  • Shave excisions – a sharp razor is used to remove lesions like moles and small cysts.
  • Laser ablations – this is the process of removing a lesion through laser therapy
  • Scalpel removal – a surgical knife is used to remove the skin lesion.
  • Curettage – skin is scraped with a round cutting instrument.
  • Cryosurgery – a cold instrument or liquid first freezes and then scrapes the skin lesion.

Each removal technique is tailored to the specific lesion type and size, which will usually be discussed at your initial consultation. Once the lesion is removed, stitches may be administered to ensure the area heals properly, along with the application of a bandage. The time taken for each procedure may also differ based on your situation.

Does Skin Lesion Removal Hurt?

Anesthesia is administered in most cases to prevent pain. You may experience discomfort for a few days after the procedure, but that is normal and you should feel fine in no time.

To prevent any infections and pain, make sure the area is kept covered, clean, and dry for a few days. If needed, take pain medication to reduce any additional discomfort you are feeling.

The doctors at Art Plastic Surgery are experts in the treatment of skin lesions. They treat residents of Bergen County but also from across the Tri-state area as well. If you’re worried about a skin lesion and want to remove it, schedule a consultation with one of our experienced doctors to discuss your treatment options, recovery timeframe and more. Contact us today for more information on our skin lesion treatments or our other cosmetic procedures!