Benign Skin Lesion Removal

Benign skin lesion?

Benign skin lesions are common noncancerous growths that are mostly common in older adults. They can appear in many shapes, sizes and colors. Many growths develop over a short period of time. Some growths can become irritated or bleed when your clothing rubs against them.

Common Benign Skin Lesions:

  • Seborrheic keratoses
  • Sebaceous hyperplasia
  • Cosmetic moles
  • Milia cysts

How do we remove skin lesions?

It depends on the type of skin lesion. There are multiple approaches to treating these lesions depending on the location, size and depth of lesion.

Treatment options include:

  • CO2 Laser- See Ultra Pulse CO2 Laser
  • Liquid Nitrogen-This is when we freeze the lesions with LN2.
  • DCA Acid- Dichloroacetate, or DCA, is a synthetic chemical used for cosmetic and clinical purposes. It's commercially available as a cauterizing agent, meaning it burns the skin.
  • ESKATA™ (hydrogen peroxide 40%) topical solution is indicated for the treatment of seborrheic keratoses that are raised.

What does my skin look like after these treatments? 

Generally, the treated benign lesion(s) will look irritated for up to 10-14 days depending on how it is removed. Healing may vary from patient to patient.