Lesion and Mole Removal in Cary and Fayetteville, NC
Moles, skin lesions, and other imperfections can cause significant discomfort and can even be a sign of other health issues. At Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics, we offer lesion and mole removal services to help patients overcome these issues and address any health concerns. We are proud to serve the residents of Sanford, Cape Fear, Raleigh, Cary and the nearby North Carolina communities.
What is Lesion and Mole Removal?
Skin lesions and other growths that develop on the skin are often harmless, but in some cases, they can cause discomfort. In rare cases, these growths can be precancerous, meaning that they will develop into skin cancer if left untreated. Lesion and mole removal utilizes a number of techniques to remove these growths in a way that will preserve the health of the surrounding skin. With lesion and mole removal treatments, patients can achieve smoother, clearer skin and eliminate developing signs of skin cancer.
What Can Be Treated With Lesion and Mole Removal?
In addition to removing skin lesions and moles, this treatment can address the following skin conditions:
- Lumps or bumps
- Skin tags
How is Lesion and Mole Removal Performed?
There are a number of methods used for lesion and mole removal. The exact method used will depend on the skin growth being treated and the patient’s individual needs. Most often, these growths will be removed with cryotherapy. This technique involves using liquid nitrogen to freeze off the targeted skin growth, causing it to blister and fall off. We may also recommend the excision method. This involves cutting the entire skin lesion out of the skin to ensure complete removal. This is often the method of choice if there is a concern that the growth is precancerous. In this case, we will use the excision method followed by a biopsy of the removed lesion. All techniques for lesion and mole removal are quite tolerable, but a topical anesthetic can be used to help eliminate any discomfort during treatment. These treatments typically take less than 30 minutes.
How is Recovery After Lesion and Mole Removal?
Lesion and mole removal treatments generally only affect small areas of the body, so they do not interfere with your ability to work or perform other normal activities. However, the treated area can still take up to two weeks to recover from treatment. This is especially true for patients who have had lesions removed with an excision technique, as it will take a few weeks for the wound to fully heal.
How Much Does Lesion and Mole Removal Cost?
Lesion and mole removal is one of our insurance services offered at Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics. It is typically covered by insurance providers, meaning that patients have to pay little to no out-of-pocket expenses to receive this treatment. To determine if you will receive coverage for this treatment, contact us to schedule a private consultation. During your consultation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for treatment and the amount of coverage you are eligible for. We accept many forms of payment and insurance, and also offer flexible financing options for our patients’ convenience.
If you are considering lesion and mole removal at Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics, contact us today to schedule a consultation or to learn more about the treatment. We proudly serve the communities of North Carolina, welcoming patients from Fayetteville, Lumberton, Cape Fear, Cary and the surrounding areas.