Mole Removal in Los Angeles & Bakersfield, CA
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Skin serves many functions. It protects you from external microbes, controls your body temperature, makes vitamin D, protects your internal organs from injury, and maintains the proper fluid balance. As the largest organ in the body and the most exposed to UV light, it is also the most vulnerable to cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. with more than five million new cases diagnosed annually. Not every skin lesion is malignant, but any abnormal lesion does need to be evaluated to protect your skin. Dr. Kerendian, Los Angeles skin lesion removal doctor, performs skin lesion excisions to remove a variety of growths.
An excision can be performed with lesions, moles, suspected tumors, and other growths. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. Once the lesion has been removed, Dr. Kerendian, expert in skin lesion removal in Los Angeles, will apply a soothing ointment to promote healing and lessen the risk of scarring. The growth is then sent to a laboratory to determine whether it is malignant or potentially problematic.
After the procedure, you may have some mild discomfort, but this should be easily managed with over-the-counter painkillers or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. The excision site will heal over the course of a few weeks. The scar may be red initially, but should fade over time. Dr. Kerendian, Los Angeles skin lesion removal doctor, might suggest a variety of techniques to help reduce the appearance of the skin surgery scar, including special creams or ointments or silicon gels or sheets. Be sure to cover the scar when you are exposed to sunlight. UV light can darken the wound and make the scar more obvious.
We will contact you with your test results. Many skin lesions are benign. This includes seborrheic keratosis, moles, dermatofibromas, angiofibromas, and skin tags. If the lesion is malignant, or cancerous, you will need to have a follow-up visit to determine the best treatment plan for your needs.
Call us today to learn more or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kerendian, expert in skin lesion removal in Los Angeles.