Skin lesions on the face such as moles, freckles, pigmented patches or skin tags can cause some people to suffer embarrassment, self-consciousness or low self-esteem. Others request lesion removal because of changes in shape, size, or concerns of malignancy. Either way, lesions can be very prominent on the face and our Portland facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Deniz Gerecci, approaches each removal with an aim to maintain both form and function.
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AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR SKIN LESION REMOVAL & REPAIR?
Good candidates for skin lesion removal and repair generally include individuals who have one or more of the following aesthetic concerns:
other lumps or bumps
HOW IS SKIN LESION REMOVAL & REPAIR PERFORMED?
Dr. Gerecci will evaluate each patient and discuss the individual options for lesion removal. The approach for removal depends on the size, shape, and location of the mole or lesion. All procedures are done in office and under local anesthesia. These can range from laser ablation, simple shaves, or larger excisional biopsies.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SKIN LESION REMOVAL & REPAIR SURGERY
Following the surgery, Dr. Gerecci will see the patient in clinic and check all incisions, and go over all wound care measures. Dependent on the approach taken, the patient may experience minimal swelling and downtime.
ARE THERE NON-SURGICAL ALTERNATIVES TO SKIN LESION REMOVAL & REPAIR ?
Some lesions can be treated with topical medication or cryotherapy offered by dermatologists.
SCHEDULE YOUR SKIN LESION REMOVAL & REPAIR CONSULTATION TODAY
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your skin lesion removal and repair with Dr. Gerecci. She can let you know if surgery is the right choice for you and can recommend additional or alternative procedures and treatments to help you reach your goals.