WHAT ARE SKIN LESIONS?
We all have lumps, bumps and spots we don’t like. Some benign skin lesions, such as moles, skin tags, cysts and ageing spots can be treated with a simple, fast surgical procedure.
A skin lesion is a growth or an abnormality on the skin. Some lesions, like birthmarks, are found on your body from the moment you’re born, these are primary skin lesions. A secondary lesion is the result of irritation or other outside force on your skin. For example, scars resulting from picking at acne are secondary lesions.
Skin lesions can occur as a result of other conditions including:
- Chickenpox & Shingles
- Cold Sores
- Staph Infections
The severity of these conditions varies. In some cases, skin lesion removal is for aesthetics and/or comfort. Other concerns, like cellulitis, are medical emergencies.
Skin Lesion Treatments
Skin lesions are usually best assessed by a doctor. Once they outline the issue they may recommend removal or a diagnosis by a specialist. Even if there is no medical necessity for removal, most people still seek treatment. Removing skin lesions can increase comfort, confidence, and quality of life.
There are different treatments available for removal. Your plastic surgeon can help you determine the right option for you. They can assess whether surgical removal is necessary, or if they can treat with Halo lasers.
Laser resurfacing is a common treatment for scars, stretch marks, and acne scars.
If you have benign cosmetic skin lesions that you find troublesome or unsightly, set up an assessment with PSSClinic directly. Please note, OHIP does not fund the surgical excision of benign skin lesions for esthetic purposes and, therefore, fees will apply. During your initial consultation, PSSClinic will assess and suggest the best treatment plan to help you meet your goals.