This allows us to take biopsy material for subsequent histopathological examination, in order to obtain a diagnosis of certainty of the patient's pathology, in order to carry out a targeted and effective treatment.
It is crucial to understand how prevention mechanisms work in dermatology, early detection of malignant melanoma is very important, surgical excision is curative and life-saving.
In this way, we dispel the prejudices about excision of skin lesions and understand their necessity for curative (healing) purposes.
The doctor recommends surgical removal of a mole in the following cases:
The nevus shows warning signs on clinical and dermoscopic examination and should be excised for accurate histopathological diagnosis and as a method of treatment. The nevus is potentially dangerous on clinical and dermoscopic examination, and excision is desired to avoid repeat examinations. The mole is prominent from the underlying skin plane and is often irritated by clothing or jewelry. The mole is aesthetically unpleasant and you want its removal.
During the procedure, the area will be anaesthetised with a local anaesthetic, followed by excision of the lesion, and suturing of the skin. The excised lesion may be sent to a laboratory for histopathological analysis.
After excision of a nevus, a slight feeling of tension may be felt in the treated area for a short time. Also, for a period of one to two weeks, you will wear a dressing/ patch, and you will need to return to the clinic to change it and remove the sutures. After their removal, your doctor will advise you to avoid exposing the area to the sun or to use a scar cream.
Skinmed Clinic doctors are experienced specialists in dermatological surgery who will ensure that the scars left after the procedure are minimal. This depends, however, on several factors, such as skin phototype, the location of the lesion and the specific scarring of each patient.