Dentist and Skin Clinic Colchester

Surgical removal of skin lesions

Skin lesions are found on or just below the skin. Examples of skin lesions are epidermoid cysts, lipomata (benign tumour of fatty tissue), skin tags and moles.

Skin lesions are usually removed under local anaesthetic. After careful examination the area around the lesion will be cleaned with anti-bacterial solution to limit infection. There may be a surgical drape placed around the area to ensure a sterile working area.

When removing an epidermoid cyst, your surgeon will make an oval cut over the cyst and will then cut it out. This shape allows for better stitching and healing. After your treatment, we recommend a follow-up visit after 2 to 4 weeks, to confirm that the treated lesions have disappeared.

We may arrange another follow-up treatment if necessary. Results may vary from person to person and some lesions may require surgical removal (excision).

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