The exact technique used for removing the lesion depends on factors such as its size and location. Most lesions are cut out using a scalpel and the wound is then closed with stitches. The stitches will need to be removed at your GP practice and you will be given information about this on the day of your procedure.
- Lesions may be 'shaved' down to the level of the surrounding skin.
- Skin tags may be simply snipped off with sterile surgical scissors.
- Minor skin lesions, such as warts, may be frozen off with liquid nitrogen gas.
Your surgeon will explain the risks associated with each method and advise you on which treatment option is most suitable for you. Samples of the removed lesion may be sent to a laboratory for examination.