What is a Mole and Lesion Removal?
There are many different types of lesions, including moles, warts, skin tags, and keratosis. A skin lesion can appear as a raised bump or it can lie beneath the skin's surface and create a dark spot. While skin lesions are usually not a cause for concern, you may choose to have them treated for cosmetic reasons or to avoid future health risks, such as skin cancer. At Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher performs in-office mole and lesion removal for patients of all ages. A variety of removal methods can be employed, including cryotherapy, laser, shaving, and excision. During your consultation, Dr. Boucher will examine the lesion to figure out which approach best fits your situation. Reach out to one of our convenient office locations in San Antonio, TX to schedule an appointment.
What are the benefits?
At Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic, we are aware of how stressful or unwanted various lesions and imperfections of the skin can be. These regions may also, on occasion, carry some trepidation and probable distress to your general wellness. Treating these lesions at our San Antonio, TX facility may result in multiple benefits, like:
- Brief, office-based procedure
- Decreases tenderness in affected regions
- Shrinks likelihood of malignancy or cancer
- Promotes fulfilment with outward image
Who is a Candidate for Mole and Lesion Removal?
Anyone is a possible candidate for lesion or mole removal depending on the size, shape, and location of the issue. During an appointment at Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic, Dr. Boucher will examine the treatment area to determine if the lesion can safely and effectively be removed. Generally speaking, patients should consider removal when:
- The lesion causes discomfort or pain
- The lesion has changed in shape, size, color, or texture
- The patient is concerned about potential health risks
- The patient feels they would be more at ease without the lesion
Our Mole and Lesion Removal Technique
Lesion removal is ideal for women and men who have a wart, skin tag, keratosis, or mole. Your mole or lesion removal will be performed in one of our San Antonio, TX offices. Some lesions may be removed easily with a simple shaving technique known as electrodesiccation and curettage (ED&C) while others may require surgical excision or Mohs surgery. The chosen method will be customized based on the depth, size, and location of the lesion. Following your procedure, our team will provide any necessary post-treatment instructions. We recommend over-the-counter pain medications to help with any post-treatment discomfort you may experience. In most situations, the skin will scab over and heal on its own as long as instructions have been properly followed.
Mole and Lesion Removal FAQ
How are moles and lesions removed?
At Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic, we use several methods to remove moles and lesions, including:
Is removing moles dangerous?
Having a mole or lesion removed by an experienced doctor like Dr. Boucher at Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic in San Antonio, TX, is very safe and effective. In fact, if the mole or lesion is found to be cancerous, removing it is the primary treatment. After your procedure, the most important thing you can do is follow your care instructions to prevent infection of the incision site.
What’s the difference between a mole and a lesion?
Moles are a type of benign skin lesion. These include freckles, skin tags, lentigines, seborrheic keratoses, and moles.
Does removing moles and lesions hurt?
No, for most people, having a mole or lesion removed is only mildly uncomfortable. Before the procedure, Dr. Boucher will numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. After the procedure, an over-the-counter pain reliever will be enough to alleviate any possible discomfort you may experience during the healing process.
Remove Skin Lesions
Lesions can cause embarrassment and irritation so many individuals choose to have them removed for health or cosmetic reasons. At Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic, our team provides personalized treatment options for the removal of unwanted skin lesions and moles. Dr. Boucher is a highly experienced San Antonio, TX dermatologist who regularly treats patients of all ages. Please contact our professional team to schedule an appointment.
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