Skin lesion removal
Skin lesions removals are done under the local anaesthesia
Skin and soft tissue lesions are very common. Most commonly they are benign lesions; melanocytic nevi, lipomas, atheromas, fibromas or warts (f.e. verruca). Despite their aesthetic aspect, lesions are subject to re-occuring inflammations and infections. The most serious danger and cancerous lesions, which can resemble benign lesions or develop from them (Malignant transformation, malignancy).3>
What does lesion removal look like?Skin lesions removals are done under the local anaesthesia After the removal the wound is stitched to leave an almost invisible mark. Then a sterile dressing is applied to the wound and the patient can go home.
Recommendations after treatment:After the procedure the wound has to be disinfected daily and the dressing has to be changed every day. You can do it yourself at home or come to our centre upon making an appointment with a qualified nurse or a doctor. A shower can be taken already after 3-4 days. If non-absorbable sutures have been left, they should be removed after 7-10 days. Sometimes absorbable suture is used, which does not have to be removed.
What happens with the excised skin?
After the lesion has been excised, it will be sent for histopathological examination, which will determine the character of the excised skin. It impacts further steps. The wait time for the results is approximately 2-3 weeks.