At A Glance
- Recovery: 1-2 weeks
- Cost: $300-$500
- Anesthesia: Local
- In-Op Length: 30 Minutes
What to Expect
Lesion Removal can clear your skin of moles, growths, or cysts.
You will have a thorough examination by Dr. Kayastha and discuss the right treatment approach for your skin from a variety of removal methods.
You will relax in our comfortable office during your procedure. The area will be numbed and Dr. Kayastha will perform a removal technique. We will take skin samples for a biopsy if needed.
You can drive yourself home after your procedure. We will provide aftercare steps for your surgical site, bandages, and stitches, and you may feel tenderness for a few days. You can resume regular activities after 48 hours.
What is Lesion Removal?
Dr. Kayastha offers various types of lesion excisions. These include benign moles as well as other skin and subcutaneous lesions that require removal. Examples of these common conditions include fatty tumors (lipomas), nevi (moles), and cysts (sebaceous cysts). Sometimes a patient may have an abscess (collection of pus) that requires drainage. These lesions may be changing, uncomfortable, or aesthetically displeasing. Sometimes, there may be a concern that the mole/lesion could be pre-cancerous or cancerous.
Dr. Kayastha performs these excisions daily in his office. His emphasis is to remove the lesion in the most beneficial way while minimizing discomfort before, during, and after the procedure. If indicated, a biopsy will be performed to ensure that the nature of the lesion (cancerous vs. non-cancerous) is clarified. In the event that the lesion is cancerous, Dr. Kayastha does his best to ensure that it has been removed completely.
Moles, and in particular non-cancerous ones, are easily removed with a small surgical procedure. Moles are removed in a number of ways. How a mole is removed will ultimately depend on a number of factors. Moles that look concerning in any way are usually removed by surgically cutting them out. Other moles that do not have any concerning characteristics can be removed by shaving or burning them off.
Lesion Removal FAQs
I'm scared to have my birthmark removed. What is the process like?
Is the lesion removal procedure painful?
Can I have my mole removed without a scar?
Is having my mole, skin lesion, lipoma, or cyst removed covered by insurance?
What happens after mole removal?
Why should I have a plastic surgeon remove a cyst/lipoma from the middle of my back?
Lesion Removal in Albany, NY
Are you ready to take the first step in reaching your skin goals? Learn more about this procedure or any of the other treatments by Dr. Kayastha by scheduling a consultation. Call us at 518-674-9060 or contact us online to get started today!