Various skin lesions - warts, dermatofibromas - usually stand out from skin level. Although these are mostly benign lesions, they can still be aesthetically distressing. It is worth removing these types of skin lesions so that they do not cause a major complaint later.
When is treatment for skin lesions warranted?
If any skin lesion is aesthetically disturbing for us, or the dermatologist recommends its removal because it shows an abnormality, or due to its bothersome location in the case of dressing or shaving, it may be necessary to remove it.
What happens at the first consultation?
Before treating the skin lesion, our dermatologist or plastic surgeon will discuss the course of the intervention and its results in consultation with you. There is little need for preparation as this is a routine procedure.
Preparing for the intervention
In contrast to the preparations for plastic surgeries, no further examinations are required following that performed during the consultation.
What happens during the procedure?
There are several ways to treat skin lesions. In the case of warts, the method of removal – by laser, incineration or freezing - must be considered individually, while dermatofibromas are removed by incineration. Our surgeon will inform about this during the first examination. The plastic surgeon removes skin lesions by excision and cauterisation, a dermatologist performs the procedure by freezing, laser or cauterisation. Several warts or dermatofibromas can be treated at one time. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with an average duration of 20 minutes.
What results can you expect from the intervention?
The aesthetic problem is eliminated. The trace of treatment will not be noticeable after healing.
After the procedure, the wart or the area of the skin lesion should be covered for a few days if it is in a clearly visible place. For several weeks, it should also be protected from the sun and from sweating. Our plastic surgeon will see you for a pre-arranged check-up after the procedure. For two weeks avoid sunbathing and any activities that cause sweating.