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Mole scar, skin lesion removal

Skin Lesion Removal

 The purpose of skin lesion removal is to excise unattractive skin growths or to remove an infectious or cancerous skin lesion to prevent its spread over the body. Depending on the type of skin lesion and the purpose, different surgical and non-surgical techniques may be used. Some procedures are restricted to physicians and sterile operating rooms, while others can be performed by beauticians in salons.

Most skin lesion removal procedures are performed on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia. For mole scar removal, more complex techniques are applied, although none of them is invasive.

Types of Skin Lesions

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Skin lesions are described as patches or abnormal growths of the skin that are distinguished from the surrounding area. Any skin lesion that injures or traumatizes the skin has a potential to leave a scar or other permanent skin change.

Basically we distinguish two main categories of skin alterations:

  1. The first category describes the variations (in color and texture) which are present at birth (moles or birthmarks)
  2. Acquired during the individual’s lifetime associated with:
  • Infectious diseases (warts, acne, psoriasis, Molluscum Contagiosum)
  • Environmental factors ( sunburns, poisoning, corns, calluses)
  • Injuries and operations (burns, surgical stitches, deep sutured cuts)
  • Genetic susceptibility (Cherry angioma, cysts, lypomas, skin tags)
  • Allergic reactions (hives, contact dermatitis, eczema)

Skin Lesion Removal Techniques

Skin lesion removal is performed under local anesthesia. Depending on the cause for removal and the location of the lesion, different techniques can be used. The most frequently used skin lesion removal methods:

  • Surgical excision/ Scalpel removal
  • Laser vaporization or shaving down the lesion (laser surgery)
  • Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery)
  • Chemical agent applied with light therapy
  • Electrosurgery
  • Mohs micrographic surgery – excises and examines suspected cancerous lesions
  • Curettage – skin lesion removal is done with a circular scraping tool

Complex procedures or taking biopsy require the presence of a dermatologic surgeon or a plastic surgeon.

Mole Scar Removal

Mole scar is a consequence people are particularly afraid of when they plan a mole removal. Patients should know that the risk of mole scarring depends on the technique used to remove the mole and whether the right wound-care is observed by the patient.

Our recommendation is to enquire about the combination of high-frequency ablation techniques available and ask the doctor for a method that leaves the least mole scar (e.g.: shave mole removal).

Mole scar removal can happen with ointments, creams and light peeling but because of the different pigmentations some scars will always be visible.

The most frequently asked for scar removal procedures are:

  • scars that remain after deep acne
  • scars after surgeries, Cesarean section, plastic surgeries
  • lesions after burns
  • removed mole scar, scars after removed warts, removed skin cysts, skin cancer and  lypomas

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