General Skin Lesions
Key Points: General Skin Lesions
Type of Anaesthetic:
Length of Procedure:
Nights in Hospital:
Usually None Required
Time off Work: Usually none
Back to Normal: A few days
We are frequently asked to remove various skin lesions including moles and cysts that are a cause of embarrassment or concern for patients. Amir Tadros can easily access the lesion and remove it under local anaesthetic.
The common mole (called a Benign Intradermal Naevus) can be treated by either direct excision or by shave excision. Amir Tadros will discuss the best option for you during your consultation.
This will leave a straight scar approximately 2-3 times the width of the mole. Although it will appear reddened for a few weeks, it will heal very well over time.
This procedure involves literally cuttings the mole flush with the skin and allowing it to heal. This avoids having the longer scar but does have a 30% chance of the mole recurring.
Sebaceous Cysts & Skin Tags
As well as moles, it’s also very common for people to have sebaceous cysts (blocked sebaceous/oil glands) and simple skin tags. Amir Tadros can shave off the skin tags, but the cysts require the skin opening to remove both the cyst and the blocked pore.
All of the above procedures carry very few risks. There is a small chance of bleeding, variable scarring and reccurence of the problem.
If you experience any side-effects that you are concerned about please don't hesitate to Contact Us
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