Surgical removal of skin lesions
Types of skin changes eligible for removal
For the surgical removal of skin lesions, the skin marks and changes suspected of the cancer process are the most important. Most of the changes appearing on the skin, i.e. fibroids, warts, can be removed by non-surgical methods, i.e. CO2 laser or plasma. If there is uncertainty as to the type and nature of the lesion observed, a consultation with a dermatologist is carried out for dermatoscopy.
What is the procedure for removing skin lesions?
Surgical removal of birthmarks and skin lesions is performed by a dermatophirurgist after determining the indication for surgery and excluding contraindications. In the first phase of the treatment, the patient undergoes local infiltrative anesthesia with an anesthetic medication. Then the dermatochirurg precisely removes the change using the appropriate surgical instruments (scalpel, surgical spoon). Depending on the size of the change and the degree of interference, the skin is usually sutured with surgical threads. The most important stage of therapy is histopathological examination, which allows you to get an answer to the question about the nature of the change. It is always done when the doctor has any doubts about the nature of the change.
Time to remove skin lesions and birthmarks
The treatment with anesthesia lasts from 15 to 45 minutes. After 7 days, follow-up visits and removal of surgical sutures. The presented description of the procedure is of general character and does not constitute medical information. The basis for the operation is always an individual medical consultation.