Removal of Lesions/Moles/Cysts/Skin Tags/Warts
Most moles/lesions/cysts/skin tags/warts and other blemishes are benign or non-cancerous.
Someone may want a mole or a skin lesion removed simply because it is unattractive.
Most procedures used to remove those moles or skin lesions take only a short time and can be performed in-office. Once removed, a skin lesion does not usually return.
The common ways of removal include removing the Lesions/Moles/Cysts/Skin Tags/Warts by shave excision or cutting (excision) the whole lesion along with stitching of the wound or by laser treatment.
A simple procedure called a shave biopsy is used to treating protruding moles/skin tags and some lesions. After the skin is numbed with local anaesthetic the Removal of Lesions/Moles/Skin Tags/Warts above the surface of the skin, is removed with a scalpel. While a flat white mark is usually left after healing, sometimes the color can remain the same as the original mole.
Excision biopsy is necessary if the Lesions/Moles/Cysts/Skin Tags/Warts is flat or melanoma is suspected. The full depth of the mole is removed and the wound is sutured. The specimen is then sent to a lab for pathological examination. The scar that results from excision may be only a thin line, though it can sometimes be more noticeable than the mole/lesion/cyst was.
With an excision on the face, Dr. Korkis may use a combination of extremely fine sutures on the surface and absorbable sutures under the skin.