Moles, warts and abnormal growths on the face, commonly known as facial lesions, can be unsightly and can potentially be dangerous. To prevent health risks associated with abnormal growths on the face, it is important to have a lesion removal performed by a licensed and skilled facial plastic surgeon.
Who is a Good Candidate for Lesion Removal?
Anyone with an abnormal growth, wart or mole on the face that needs to be removed is a good candidate for lesion removal. Those who have noticed a change in a growth or mole should have the growth removed as soon as possible, as it can indicate a serious condition.
Candidates considering a lesion removal should consult Dr. Beaty of Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery in Alpharetta. Dr. Beaty will work with each patient individually to address their facial lesions and create a treatment plan that works best for them.
What to Expect During the Procedure
During a skin lesion removal procedure, a surgeon will administer local anesthesia and cleanse the area. Depending on the type and size of the lesion, the surgeon will perform one of the following techniques to excise it:
- Scalpel Removal: The surgeon will remove the lesion surgically.
- Electrosurgery: Removal of the lesion is done by destroying the tissue with an electrical current.
- Shaving/Scraping: A razor or circular cutting instrument is used to excise the lesion.
Once the lesion is removed, antibiotic ointment is applied and a bandage is used to cover the treated area. This procedure generally takes around 20 minutes, but may take longer depending on the size of the lesion.
When Can Patients Expect to See Results?
Results of a lesion removal are immediate, but healing may take up anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. If additional sutures are required, recovery may take a little more time.
Are There any Side Effects of Lesion Removal?
After the lesion removal procedure, most patients will have minimal pain and no downtime. Most individuals can resume normal activities immediately following the procedure. An over-the-counter pain medication should be adequate for pain control, but if pain persists, Dr. Beaty may prescribe pain medication.
Patients should keep the treated area clean and covered until a scab has formed over the area. Dr. Beaty will give each patient detailed post-op instructions for specific after-treatment care.
Schedule Lesion Removal with Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery
If you’re ready to schedule your lesion removal with Dr. Beaty in either our Midtown Atlanta or Alpharetta locations, then talk to one of our helpful staff members and book your appointment today! Call Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery at (770) 727-1824 or contact us online.