What is a skin lesion?
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.
who is an ideal candidate for 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
Skin Lesion Removal Reviews
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"Dr. Eads was fantastic and the entire office crew."- P.C. / Google / Feb 05, 2021
"I was so nervous about getting a referral to any surgeon from my past negative experiences, but everyone at Arizona Premier surgery were all very friendly, attentive, and explained everything clearly for the process I will be going through before and after my surgery. After dealing with many different doctors over the years with my condition, Dr. Star Eads is one of the kindest and most knowledgeable doctor I’ve ever had. I’m very happy with my experience with my Doctor and staff at AZ Premiere Surgery. Thank you :)"- J.C. / Google / Mar 25, 2021
"Dr. Leeds and her staff were great. I needed surgery and Dr. Leeds got me in asap. They were very nice and professional."- Google User / Google / Jun 01, 2017
"After requesting a 2nd surgical opinion for a loved one, we received nothing but excellence from Dr Leeds and her staff! After 3 months of interaction with 10+ doctors, Dr Leeds was always the one who would take the time to fully explain what was happening and why. She is amazing!"- Google User / Google / Jun 01, 2017
What is the skin lesion removal Technique?
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 can i expect after a skin lesion removal treatment?
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.
Skin Lesion Removal FAQ
How much does skin lesion removal cost?
Due to differences in the size and severity of the lesions, the overall price of the procedure can vary from patient to patient. After a brief consultation, we'll be able to provide you with a custom treatment plan, as well as a detailed cost estimate.
Is skin lesion removal covered by insurance?
Yes. As many of these lesions are considered high risks for cancer, having them removed will qualify under your medical insurance. Additionally, many benign lesions can also be covered by insurance if they are red, itchy, tender, or irritated.
When should I think about removing a lesion?
If you have a lesion on your skin that is shrinking, growing, changing color, itching, or bleeding, you should schedule an appointment at Arizona Premier Surgery to have it checked. After a thorough analysis, our staff will be able to let you know if it is a sign of anything serious and if it should be removed.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 Days
Are you concerned About an area on your skin?
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.