Surgical excision of a skin lesion (a lump, bump or discolouration), such as a skin cancer, is one of the most common clinical procedures that can be done in a skin clinic.
The removal of a lesion is often the first and best treatment for many conditions, especially skin cancers, because if done correctly it not only completely gets rid of the problem but can also stop it from regrowing. Cutting the lesion out makes sure the lesion has been completely removed, confirmed by histo pathological examination.
Before a lesion such as a skin cancer is removed, the doctor will first have to be certain that it is worth removing. For skin cancers such as basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas, it is always best to have them removed.
When the doctor is discussing your treatment options in your inital consult, he may suggest that a lesion is removed with the 'Surgitron®.' See below for more information regarding this treatments.
Cosmetic Radiosurgery by Surgitron® allows the removal of cosmetic lumps and bumps on the face and body with virtually no risk of scarring or sutures.
The patented Surgitron® represents advanced radio wave technology that provides unparalleled surgical control, precision, versatility and safety.
Clinical benefits include reduced post-operative discomfort, minimal scar tissue formation, maximum readability of histological specimen, enhanced healing and excellent cosmetic results. Depending on the size and location of the lesion to be treated, a slight indentation and /or whitening of the skin could result. In some cases suturing may be necessary.