Malignant Skin Lesion Excision in Fresno, CA

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What is Malignant Skin Lesion Excision?

When you examine your skin, you might see little growths or regions that appear different compared to the surrounding skin. These are called skin lesions, and they have the potential to develop anywhere on your skin. Although most skin lesions are benign (noncancerous), a lesion that changes over time might need to be biopsied to test for cancerous cells. If you have a skin lesion you would like analyzed or eliminated for medical or aesthetic purposes, schedule a consultation with Dr. John F. Burnett. Most lesions can be removed in one of our therapy rooms at John F. Burnett, MD in Fresno, CA.

How Are Skin Lesions Removed?

Lesions can appear for many reasons, including health conditions, allergic reactions, or underlying genetic issues. Depending on the type of lesion, removal can happen in several ways. Dr. Burnett may suggest an incision, which entails cutting the lesion out, along with some tissue and skin under and around it. This is often done for moles, cysts, or other kinds of lesions that may be cancerous or precancerous. Stitches will be needed, and a healing ointment is typically applied. The surface of the skin heals within a couple of weeks. Superficial lesions may also be removed with a surgical blade that shaves the mark away. Dr. Burnett might also recommend laser therapies, oral drugs, or topical creams to more gradually reduce the size of skin lesions until they can be eliminated completely.

Remove Unwanted Lesions

Although most lesions don't need treatment, you might want a skin lesion removed if it begins to bleed, itch, become inflamed, or if it may be cancerous. Many women and men may also desire to have lesions removed in order to improve their physical appearance. Dr. John F. Burnett will offer a full assessment of your lesion(s) and discuss treatment options. Contact John F. Burnett, MD to find out more about lesion removal or to schedule a consultation.

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