Skin lesion removal means removing a mole, wart, skin tag or other skin growth. This may be by having it cut out, frozen off, treated with special creams, or using heat, laser or light therapy. Skin lesions are areas of skin that are growing abnormally, or look different to the normal skin surrounding it. There are many different types of benign non-cancerous skin lesions.
Facial Tumor Removal | MedStar Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Many types of tumors can develop in the head and neck region, and the growth of these tumors may affect soft tissue and bones of the face. The shape of your face may look different after removing a facial tumor. Reconstructive surgery can help improve the function of your face and achieve the look you want. Whether malignant cancerous or benign noncancerous , facial tumors may require some form of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Your surgeon may use different techniques depending on the size, location, and type of tumor.
First the area in and around the skin lesion will be frozen with a local anaesthetic injection. This takes a few minutes to work. An antiseptic solution may then be used to clean the area and special ink used to mark out the piece of skin to be removed.
Seborrheic keratosis is a common, harmless, noncancerous growth on the skin. It usually appears as a pale, black, or brown growth on the back, shoulders, chest, or face. The plural of keratosis is keratoses. Seborrheic keratoses are also known as basal cell papilloma, or seborrheic warts. Seborrheic keratoses tend to appear from middle-age onwards.