About Lesion Removal
There are many different types of benign lesions, including moles, warts, skin tags, and keratosis. Some lesions can form as lumps and bumps or as a cyst, as well as appear raised or lie beneath the skin, causing a dark spot. While most skin lesions are harmless and can be left alone, many people decide to have them removed for personal reasons or to avoid potential health risks, such as skin irritation or the future risk of possibly having skin cancer. At Arizona Premier Surgery serving the greater Phoenix area, we offer safe and effective lesion removal. There are a number of removal techniques used for lesions, including shaving, excision, and laser. During your consultation, we will examine your skin condition to determine which process is the best one for you. Because safety and your overall health are most important to us, if a lesion has indicators that it could be cancerous, you should consult with a medical professional before having lesion removal.
Lesion removal is a procedure that is ideal for patients who have a mole, wart, skin tag, or keratosis. It is commonly performed for both cosmetic and medical reasons. Those who most benefit from the procedure typically meet the following criteria:
- Are experiencing chronic skin irritation
- Desire the removal of one or more skin lesions
- Feel self-conscious about their appearance because of a visible lesion
- Have a lesion that may be cancerous or benign
- Have a skin lesion in a prominent area on the body, such as the nose, chin, cheeks, or hands
- Worry that a lesion may turn cancerous in the future
"I was referred to Dr. Albert Amini following a ct scan. He professionally went over the results with me. His caring nature assured me that the results were probably non-evasive. He suggested a follow-up mri in 6 months. During my follow-up appointment, his caring professional demeanor asked me that son was alright. Dr. Amini sat with me, described the images of the mri, and gave me his professional opinion of the results of the scan."- H.F. / Yelp / Jan 19, 2018
"I ended up with a perforated appendix shortly after New Year's 2019 and in the hospital. Dr. Pepple was assigned to me. He did a wonderful job of explaining the preferred plan of dealing with the situation, reducing the risk of additional complications and getting me on the road to recovery. He was realistic in outlining the timeframes involved in the preferred treatment approach, and flexible in moving up the my surgery once the initial infection was under control."- T.W. / Healthgrades / Mar 12, 2019
"Dr. Pepple was assigned to me after I was admitted to the hospital with a perforated appendix. He did a wonderful job of explaining the situation and the preferred treatment approach to reduce the impact of further complications. I highly recommend Dr. Pepple and APS."- T.W. / Google / Mar 12, 2019
"Dr.Pepple was by far and away the most professional doctor I have ever experienced! He consulted with me in the removal of a significantly large growth on the back of my upper leg and although wanted to perform in OR agreed that he could perform in office. He explained the difference between OR and in office and was concerned that I might incur more discomfort in office... we decided to go forward down that path and my experience was outstanding!"- J.J. / Healthgrades / Feb 22, 2019
"I have been a patient of Dr. Amini for just over a year now. I was unfortunate enough to have a very severe case of pancreatitis and diabetic ketoacidosis. The damage inside my body from constant buildup of fluids in pseudocyst all threw out my abdomen presented a very difficult case for my doctors. I was treated at two other hospitals without success while I was slipping deeper and deeper into the effects of my disease. Dr. Amini heard about me through one of his partners and sought me out at another hospital. When he found me he offered to transfer me to honorhealth Shea where he has surgical privileges and he headed up a team of surgeons that saved my life. I've seen all of the physicians at his practice and they have all been wonderful and thoughtful. Dr. Pepple even had a way of cheering me up when I was at my lowest. His bedside manner and personality we're perfectly suited for someone as sick as I was. It's important to have doctors who are human first and can explain everything in a way that is realistic yet comforting.Dr. Amini has performed a few surgeries on me already and we're planning for another rather involved one coming up soon. I could not feel more comfortable under the care of anyone else. I highly recommend this team in this office if you have a serious problem and need true help.There will always be people in my life that I remember and cherish. The members on his team and the staff in his office rank among the highest.I would absolutely recommend this office and this staff with the highest confidence.Michael Malfitano"- M.M. / Google / Feb 09, 2019
Lesion removal is performed on-site with local anesthesia in our minor procedures room. The method used will be dependent on the size, depth, and location of the lesion. Some lesions can be easily removed with a simple shaving technique or laser treatment, but others may require excision. The removal method that is fit for your specific case will be determined during your initial consult. Regardless of the approach, our surgical team uses the latest surgical techniques in lesion removal so that scarring is kept to a minimum and the result is a smoother surface and natural, healthy skin appearance.
What to Expect
After your procedure, the treatment area may feel uncomfortable and sore. These symptoms usually fade away within a few days. Over-the-counter pain medication may be used to ease discomfort. If you received stitches, you should avoid washing or rubbing the stitches and follow all post-treatment instructions provided by our team. Typically, the skin will scab over and heal within 2 – 3 weeks with proper aftercare and the application of topical medication.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 Days
Remove Skin Lesions
Unsightly lesions can cause worry, embarrassment, and irritation. Arizona Premier Surgery can help restore your appearance with a simple and effective skin lesion removal procedure. Call one of our greater Phoenix surgical offices today to schedule a consultation and learn more about lesion removal. During your consult, we will discuss all your options and determine if you are an ideal candidate for this process.