What are Skin Lesions?
Skin lesions can appear anywhere on the body, and while most are harmless and do not require removal, some may need to be removed and analyzed if believed to be cancerous. In addition, some lesions, while noncancerous, can be bothersome, painful or unsightly. The board-certified dermatologists at Snyder Dermatology in Austin, TX remove skin lesions, such as warts, skin tags, moles, keratoses, and cysts using surgical excision or by a shaving method. All of the removed lesions undergo evaluation by a certified pathologist to ensure the safety of our patients. Most lesions can be removed right inside our dermatology office.
Skin Lesion Removal Reviews
"The Good: :: location. the office is located centrally, so it's good for people who live near the hyde park and campus area :: the office is really really nice, clean, and modern feeling. this is a rare thing to find. most doctors' offices are dreary, dark, musty, and depressing. :: huge waiting room area :: plenty of interesting magazines to help you pass the waiting time :: good waiting room music that doesn't time-warp you :: dr renee snyder is thorough and didn't take any chances with my skin condition. she didn't just do a cursory glance around, she took some skin samples and a biopsy and had it sent off to the labs. :: dr snyder was also very communicative during the visits. she gave me a what she thought it was and also a worst case scenario of what it could be. this is important b/c it gave me confidence she knew what she was doing. communication from a doctor seems to be a rare thing these days so i welcomed it gladly :: dr snyder was very straightforward. i like that a lot. some people might be offended by it, but i respect it and welcome it. :: i felt complete confidence in dr snyder and that is also another rare thing to find in doctors these days. :: the staff is very friendly and checked on me, and that was nice The Bad: :: no free or validated parking The Ugly: :: none Would I go back? Without a doubt. She knows her stuff and is thorough, and finding a doctor that is effective, intelligent, thorough, and communicative is hard. I recommend her to anyone, and I plan on going back for my other dermatology needs. This doctor is IN."- C.V. / Yelp / Oct 08, 2008
"I have been seeing Dr. Snyder since she opened her practice. She and her staff are top notch. Dr. Snyder is a very thorough. I had a very tiny spot on my cheek that another dermatologist had dismissed as "nothing." Dr. Snyder ordered a biopsy and it was determined to be malignant. Had this gone undiagnosed, it could ultimately have been fatal. So, I suppose I owe her my life, or at least, a considerable amount of gratitude.Finally, The overall experience is always excellent. So what if you have to pay $2 to park."- E.S. / Yelp / May 29, 2012
"Great"- A.V. / ZocDoc / Dec 08, 2013
"I went to see Dr. Aranda for one thing. She not only helped with that, but found some cancerous cells I did not even know I had. She is great!"- A.H. / ZocDoc / Sep 03, 2015
"I feel really comfortable with this doctor and she found an area that of basal cell carcinoma that other physicians had missed. I appreciate her expertise and her proactive stance on potential issues. Her encouragement coupled with her manner creates confidence and willingness to undergo testing."- S.A. / ZocDoc / Oct 04, 2015
Types of Skin Lesions
Our dermatology practice strives to determine the best way to diagnose and assess skin lesions in order to give patients the best testing and outcome possible. Not all lesions require removal. Some common lesions that our office removes includes:
- Moles for cosmetic purposes
- Dysplastic moles
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Age spots
- Sun spots
- Large acne pustules
- Lichen sclerosus
- Actinic keratosis
Each patient case is unique and will require a full assessment before lesion removal is determined. We will discussion the type of lesion you have, thickness, the health of the lesion and surrounding skin, and discuss the aesthetic outcomes to anticipate as well.
How to Treat Skin Lesions
Depending on the type of lesion being removed, and the outlook the dermatologist foresees, there are several options to consider for removal. A surgical excision biopsy may occur, which is when the lesion is cut out, along with some tissue and skin under and around it. This is often used for moles, cysts, or other forms of lesions that may be precancerous or show signs of cancer. Sutures (stiches) will be needed, in most cases, a healing ointment is applied and the surface of the skin heals within a week or two. A surface layer lesion may also be removed with a surgical blade that gently shaves away the mark that does not require stiches. Consultations and evaluations are needed prior to removal procedures in many cases.
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Almost every adult has a lesion, and many children do as well. Most lesions do not need treatment unless they begin to bleed, itch, become inflamed, irritated, or are believed to be cancerous. Our team will provide a full assessment and will determine if lesion removal is the appropriate answer. Please call our dermatology office to learn more and to schedule your consultation and skin check today.