WHAT IS LESION REMOVAL?
There are many different types of lesions, including moles, warts, skin tags, and keratosis. Sometimes, skin lesions are raised to create a bump or can lie under the surface of the skin, causing a dark spot. While most skin lesions are no cause for concern, some individuals decide to have them treated for aesthetic purposes or to alleviate the fear of health concerns, like skin irritation or cancer. At SBA Dermatology in Houston, TX, plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Couvillion is proud to provide lesion removal to his patients. There are a number of techniques employed for lesion removal, including excision, shaving, and laser. During a consultation, Dr. Couvillion will examine your skin condition to determine which removal technique is the best option for you.
WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR LESION REMOVAL?
The removal of lesions is a procedure that is ideal for women and men who have a mole, wart, skin tag, or keratosis. It is commonly performed for both aesthetic and practical reasons. Great candidates for this procedure typically:
- Are experiencing constant skin irritation
- Wish to rid themselves of a skin lesion
- Feel self-conscious about their appearance
- Have a lesion that may be cancerous or benign
- Have a skin lesion in an area that is not easy to conceal, such as the nose, chin, cheeks, or hands
"Dr Couvillion kept me talking through my procedure and kept me distracted and was wonderful. His staff is also wonderful. I truly recommend him for any procedure."
- T.L. / Healthgrades / Aug 07, 2019
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HOW DOES LESION REMOVAL WORK?
Removing lesions is performed under local anesthesia in a minor procedure room. The technique chosen will be based on the size, location, and depth of the lesion. Certain lesions may be removed easily with a shaving procedure or laser treatment while others may require excision for removal. The process that is ideal for your skin will be determined during your consultation. Despite the approach chosen, Dr. Couvillion will do his best to minimize scarring as much as possible.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER LESION REMOVAL?
Following your procedure, you can expect the treatment area to feel sore and tender. These symptoms are normal and typically begin to subside within a week. Anti-inflammatory medications can be used to ease the pain. If you received sutures, you should be careful not to disturb the stitches and observe all aftercare instructions given to you by Dr. Couvillion. Typically, the area will scab and heal in 2 – 3 weeks following the procedure when instructions have been properly followed.
REMOVE SKIN LESIONS
Unsightly lesions often cause embarrassment, as well as irritation. SBA Dermatology in Houston, TX can improve the appearance of your skin with a quick and simple skin lesion removal procedure. Contact our practice today to arrange a consultation with Dr. Couvillion to learn more about lesion removal. During your consult, Dr. Couvillion will speak candidly about your choices to decide which lesion removal technique will benefit you the most.
When it comes to treating your skin, it's important to choose a specialist who knows the skin inside and out. To meet with one of our board-certified dermatologists or other experienced practitioners, call our office at 713-850-0240.