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Mole / Cyst / Wart / Skin Tag Excision

When a mole, cyst, wart or skin tags develop on the skin, it can cause an uneven surface and an aesthetic concern. To remove one of these skin irregularities usually requires an excision procedure, depending on the specific type of lesion. A consultation at Chester Cosmetic surgery will outline the most suitable approach for you, which can be treated as a day case.

The types of excision surgery we perform are as follows:

Surgical excision – when the lesion is cut away, along with the surrounding skin and tissues. Internal and external stitches may be used to repair the wound, and the lesion is sent away for histopathological testing. This approach is usually taken with irregular moles.

Shave excision – this technique involves removing the lesion from the surface with a blade. It is used when the growth is found to only affect the superficial layer of the skin (the top layer), such as with skin tags.

Cautery – an implement such as a hot iron acts to cauterise the lesion, destroying the tissues with extreme heat as well as sealing the wound. This technique can be used on warts, skin tags and tumours.

Cryotherapy – this is the opposite of cautery when extreme cold is used to freeze tissues. This can be used on warts and skin cancer, and causes the lesion to fall off the skin. When used for cancer, a spray or swab of liquid nitrogen may also be applied to the lesion.

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Mole / Cyst / Wart / Skin Tag Excision

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Your concerning lesion will be discussed at a comprehensive consultation. Miss Breahna will recommend the most suitable excision procedure for you, explaining the details of the surgery and any associated risks.

An excision procedure may be sought for a number of reasons, and it is safe for patients to undergo. In many cases removing a skin lesion is in the interests of the patient’s health and well-being.

Any one of the techniques mentioned in this treatment page are likely to cause the patient some pain or discomfort. Chester Cosmetic Surgery finds that a local anaesthetic is suitable for numbing the area before it is treated.

Post surgical sensitivity is very common when an excision procedure is performed, which can be managed with oral pain relief.

Results are very quick with an excision procedure. Once the wound has healed, within 1-2 weeks, you will be able to see a smoother surface of the skin. Any scarring will fade in tone and may be less noticeable in time.

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