Treatment will depend on the size of the lesion, how deep it is and where it is on your body. Benign skin lesion removal takes place under local anaesthetic and can be done with one of the following procedures:
- Partial removal, where your surgeon ‘layers’ the lesion off at its base so it is at the level of the surrounding skin. This method is used for lesions such as keratosis, skin tags and flatter moles.
- Complete removal, where the entire lesion is surgically removed. Your surgeon will remove the lesion and some of the tissue around it and you may need stitches afterwards. This is a technique used for larger moles or for lesions