Skin

Removal of Skin Lesions

Why remove skin lesions?

Different skin lesions, such as moles, warts, keratoses, freckles, xanthelasmas, scars, lipomas, fibromas, and atheromas, can present not only aesthetic but often medical concerns. If you have any of these lesions, it’s necessary to have them examined by a surgeon who will determine the nature of the lesion and decide on the appropriate method of removal.

Once a diagnosis is made, the surgeon determines whether the lesion will be removed surgically, with electrocautery, or with radio waves, based on the nature and size of the lesion.

Moles, Warts, and Keratoses

Moles are pigmented skin changes that can be flat or raised, usually brownish in color. They can vary in size and shape, and the number varies from person to person. In the case of aesthetic concerns or changes in a mole, it is recommended to consult with a surgeon. For suspicious moles, a histopathological analysis is performed for an accurate diagnosis.

Warts are skin changes caused by viruses that can appear anywhere on the body. Although mostly harmless, some can be risky, so it is important to consult a doctor to determine their nature and method of removal.

Keratoses are oval or circular, yellowish-brown to black changes in the skin that become rough to the touch. They mostly occur after the age of 50 and can be of different types, including those with a risk of progressing to cancer. Medical opinion is crucial for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Fleke i Ksantelazme

Fleke ili Hiperpigmentacija, odnosno pojačano stvaranje pigmenta melanina pod dejstvom UV zračenja, je uzrok nastanka tamnih fleka na licu, vratu, dekolteu, šakama i nekim drugim delovima tela koji su često izloženi suncu. Najčešće su takozvane ‚‚staračke fleke“ koje se javljaju posle 40. godie života. U ovu grupu promena spada i melazma koja može da se javi kod trudnica i žena koje koriste oralne kontraceptive. Tu  je i postinflamatrona hiperpigmentacija koja se javlja kao posledica neke povrede kože ili nekog kožnog oboljenja koje ostavlja fleke, kao što su akne. Koji je najbolji način da se fleke uklone, odrediće lekar nakon pregleda promena.

Ksantelazme su bezezlene žućkaste pločaste naslage, u ravni sa kožom ili blago ispupčene, koje se nalaze u unutrašnjim uglovima očiju i na donjim očnim kapcima. Sastoje se od masnog tkiva i giigantskih penušavih ćelija. Češće se javljaju kod žena i predstavljaju estetski problem koji se ne može prekriti šminkom. Nakon pregleda, hirurg određuje kako će ih odstraniti. Uspešno se uklanjaju radiotalasima.

Atheromas, Lipomas, Fibromas

Lipomas are soft, movable growths from fatty tissue, usually harmless except in cases of larger sizes that can press on nerves, causing pain. Surgery is the standard method of removal.

Atheromas are sebaceous cysts that can cause infections if bacteria enter. They are most commonly found on the head, neck, and back. Atheroma removal is recommended before the development of an infection, and the procedure is determined by the surgeon.

Fibromas are soft, benign growths on the skin, often removed for aesthetic and practical reasons, especially when located in areas prone to irritation. Radio waves are a common method for removing fibromas.

For all these growths, consultation with a surgeon is crucial for choosing the appropriate treatment.

Painless and safe removal

The procedure for removing skin lesions?

Consultation with a surgeon, medical history, and medications (inform your doctor about all medications you are currently taking, including supplements and herbal remedies, as well as any possible allergies.)

Physical Examination: The doctor will examine the growth and, if necessary, perform additional tests or imaging.

Treatment Planning: Based on the examination, the doctor will propose the best method for removing the growth.

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia without discomfort or pain.

Recovery after removing skin lesions

After removing skin lesions, follow these steps for a safe recovery:

Cleanliness: Regularly clean the wound with mild soap and water.

Wound protection: Use sterile dressings to protect the wound and change them as recommended.

Medications: Take prescribed antibiotics or pain relievers exactly as instructed.

Rest: Avoid heavy physical activity until cleared by the doctor.

Infection symptoms: Be alert for signs of infection such as redness, swelling, or pain.

Sun protection: Shield the scar from direct sunlight.

Follow-up appointments: Don’t miss scheduled check-ups to monitor recovery.

Consistently following these guidelines will help you recover quickly and effectively.

FAQ

Is the removal of skin lesions painful?

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, minimizing discomfort.

Recovery varies depending on the type of treatment, but most patients quickly return to their normal activities.

Every skin change should be examined by our expert team to determine its nature and the required treatment or histopathological analysis.