Skin lesions can be either benign (harmless) or malignant (cancerous). Having an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan are crucial to your well-being. At TPSG our surgeons have many years of expertise in the treatment of all skin lesions including skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma.
Who is suitable a candidate?
Any adult or child who is concerned by the appearance of a new or an existing skin lesion may want to have their lesion examined by a suitably qualified doctor.
Which areas can be treated?
Majority of skin lesions are suitable for examination and treatment. These include lesions on the face, eyelids, nose as well as the trunk and the limbs.
What does the procedure involve?
The majority of skin lesions can be excised in 20-30 minutes under local anesthesia.
What happens after the procedure?
You will be able to go home on the same day, to return to work 1-2 days after surgery and resume light exercise 2 weeks after surgery. You will be followed up one week after surgery in order to be given the diagnosis (from analysis of the specimen in the laboratory) and to check the wounds. If you are diagnosed with any form of skin cancer or are at a high risk of developing one in the future our team will monitor your progress closely in the clinic.
How long do the results last?
Patients who have a benign skin lesions excised are discharged. However, if you are diagnosed with skin cancer you may need to be kept under surveillance for monitoring depending on the type of the skin cancer.
What are the risks?
Excision of skin lesions are low risk procedures with very few serious complications. However, some patients may experience minor skin infection, delayed healing of wounds and lumpy or sensitive scars. A minority of patients require further treatment such as further surgery or medicinal creams.