Benign Excisions

If you have any type of bothersome or abnormal skin growths including moles, cysts, skin tags or lipomas—your healthcare provider may be able to remove the growth through an outpatient excision. While most skin lesions are benign (meaning non-cancerous), your healthcare provider will send the specimen to the lab to verify it is benign. Most excisions are typically permanent, however there are some conditions such as warts, that may need to be treated more than once.

Common types of benign skin growths

  • Cysts
  • Keratoses
  • Lipomas
  • Non-cancerous moles
  • Skin tags
  • Warts

Treatment options for benign skin growths

There are a number of factors that influence the type of procedure that will be used to remove skin growths including the location, size and type of growth.

  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrodesiccation
  • Laser excision
  • Shave excision

If you have any type of skin lesions that concern you, contact Advanced Dermatology for an in-person evaluation.


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