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WHAT TO EXPECT WITH SKIN LESION REMOVAL


 

Skin Lesion Removal


Xquisite Contouring provides services to remove benign (non-cancerous) skin lesions. Skin lesions include moles, skin tags, cherry angiomas, simple cysts, warts, dermatofibromas, etc. Ask about a free skin consult.



PRICING:


Cost ranges between $100-$350 depending on area and complexity of lesion removal. Free estimates are available via email. Discounts are available if removal of multiple skin lesions is desired.


  • Skin tags/Cherry Angiomas: $100 plus $15 for each additional.

  • Benign mole/wart shave removal: $200

  • Benign mole excision/dermatofibroma excision with sutures, wart excision with electrodessication: $300

  • Sebaceous cyst removal: $350



What to expect:

Procedure time will typically range between 20-60 minutes. Area will be thoroughly cleansed, anesthetized, and depending on the type of lesion will either be shaved or fully excised. At Xquisite Contouring we will discuss which procedure will best minimize scarring. The goal is always to maintain a cosmetically pleasing appearance.





Benign Moles (Nevus):


  • A mole is typically considered to be benign (Not cancerous) if it has been present for years and has not changed, is less than 10mm in diameter (the size of a pencil eraser), is round, and has not recently started changing in size or appearance. Moles have a large variety of appearances. If there is any question as to whether or not the mole is benign it may require that it is sent off to pathology for analysis. This will incur a separate pathology fee. Click here for picture of a Nevus.



Skin Tags (acrochordon):


  • Skin tags are noncancerous growths of skin tissue most commonly found in areas of friction where the skin repetitively rubs together or on clothing. They can be found solitary or in small groups. If removal of multiple skin tags is requested there is an initial fee of $100 plus $15 for each additional. Click here for Picture of Skin Tags.



Cherry Angioma:


  • Cherry angioma also known as red moles or Campbell De Morgan Spots are noncancerous skin growths caused by eruption of small blood vessels on the surface of the skin. Like skin tags these are easy to treat, however the treatment procedure is different than skin tag removal in that it requires electrocautery to destroy the end of the capillary bed which feeds the angioma. If treatment of multiple angiomas is desired there will be an initial fee of $100 plus $15 for each additional lesion. Click here for a picture of Cherry angioma.



Simple Cysts (sebaceous, epidermoid, or pilar cysts):


  • Simple cysts are small growths just below the skin's surface that occur when skin, hair, or the sebaceous (oil) gland becomes plugged. They have dead skin cells and/or oil trapped in a sac. This results in a growth that tends to get larger with time. These are usually painless to minimally painful if rubbed frequently. At times these may become infected and the overlying skin will become red and irritated looking. These require a full excision meaning that a small slit will be made in the skin and the entire sac and contents will be removed. The area will require a few stitches that will need to be removed in 10-14 days. Click her for pictures of a Sebaceous cyst.



Warts (verruca vulgaris):


  • Warts are a common skin growth caused from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They can be very resistant to over the counter as well as medical treatments. There are several treatment options offered by Xquisite Contouring including shaving the hyperkeratotic skin followed by home application of a salicylic acid to full excision of the wart tissue followed by electrodessication of the base. Email for free estimate. Discount will be given for multiple warts/sites. Click here for pictures of Warts.



Dermatofibroma:


  • Dermatofibroma’s are hard, painless lumps in the dermal layer of the skin. These are often caused after sustaining an insect bite or a knick in the skin causing the skin cells to overgrow. These require complete excision (cutting out the entire fibroma) and suturing the skin together in order to prevent regrowth. Picture of Dermatofibroma.


Pyogenic Granuloma:


  • Pyogenic granuloma’s are benign skin lesions that are comprised of small blood vessels that when bumped may become tender and may bleed easily when bumped. They sometimes form during pregnancy or with certain medications. These are best treated with excision of the entire lesion with mild electrodessication to destroy the feeder blood vessels, followed by placement of sutures. Click here for photos of a Pyogenic granuloma.



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