Excision

WHAT IS EXCISION?

An excision is the full extraction of a superficial skin lesion. Common excisable skin lesions include nevi (moles, birthmarks and beauty marks) as well as subcutaneous lumps and bumps. Excising is often a better option than simply paring off the lesion. In the case of getting rid of a mole, excision removes the whole mole as opposed to just the head. No pigmented cells are left behind and there is a low chance of the mole growing back. If it does, it does not happen for a long time. Often, sutures are used to help the skin heal.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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BENEFITS

Removes full lesion

Low chance of lesion growing back

What happens after the treatment?

Suture removal is required in 5-12 days after the treatment.

What is the recovery process like?

After the suture removal, the healing time can lasts up to a few months, depending on the size of the incision and the unique healing process of the individual’s skin. The scar from the incision is usually noticeable for a few months before it completely heals.

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