Removal of skin spots
The removal (excision) of skin spots is one of the most performed procedures to remove disturbing and/or disfiguring spots such as moles, warts, fibroids, etc. The spot is surgically removed and stitched.
During the first consultation, you and the attending plastic surgeon will discuss how the spots can be treated. Our surgeons specialise in the removal of skin spots and we will guide you through the preparation, the treatment itself, and the aftercare.
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The plastic surgeon will mark the area and administer a local anaesthesia. The injecting of the sedation fluid can sometimes give a somewhat burning sensation. The skin can also temporarily become a bit swollen and pale in colour. The surgeon will cut into the skin along the marked area and the piece of skin is removed down to the subcutaneous fat tissue. Small blood vessels that start to bleed will be seared. The edges around the wound will then be stitched or taped together. During the procedure, you will feel that the plastic surgeon is doing something but you will not experience any pain.
After the procedure
We advise you to keep the treated area as clean as possible. This can be done with special plasters or tape. If the wound was closed with stitches, then these will be removed after one week. You can experience some pain after the surgery for which you can take some pain relief medication, preferably paracetamol. We advise against taking aspirin as this increases the chance of bleeding.
It is important to avoid any tension on the edges of the wound as much as possible to ensure the best healing. Especially wounds on the back, shoulders, and lower legs can come under quite some strain when you move. Certain movements such as bending, lifting, dressing and undressing, must either be avoided or done very carefully. We advise you to wait for about one to four weeks, depending on the size of the wound, before you resume any sports activities.
Ultraviolet radiation has a negative effect on scars as it may cause them to stay red for an unnecessarily long time. Furthermore, exposure to sunlight can disturb the pigmentation in the treated area, making the scar darker than the surrounding skin. It is best to cover the scars completely during the first three months after the treatment and apply sunblock after 2 weeks.
Most excision procedures will leave some amount of scarring. The healing of scars is different for every person. With some people, the scar will be nearly invisible after a few months. This depends on the type of skin. In some cases, the scar may become very thick. If this happens, hypertrophy (excess growth or enlargement) or the formation of keloids (excessive scar tissue/nodules) can occur. Patients with an Asian or Creole skin type have a greater risk of this complication. This predisposition can be genetic. A scar can be hypertrophic when it becomes hard and thick, sometimes painful, and rises above the surrounding skin, and is often discoloured or white or red. A keloid is a specific type of scar. The scar is very hard and thick, and often very painful and red. Keloids grow beyond the boundaries of the wounds and can cover very large skin areas. The skin on the chest, upper arms, ears, and shoulder are the most common places for keloids to grow. If you suspect that your scar shows signs of hypertrophy or the formation of keloids, please contact your plastic surgeon for further treatment.
There may be some bruising, which usually includes swelling. Another complication that may occur is an infection which shows itself by pain, swelling, redness, and pus coming from the wound.
If you experience any unexpected problems, such as an infection of the wound, you should contact us immediately.
Make an appointment
For more information about the possibilities of removal of skin spots with Aesthetic Centre Jan van Goyen or to make an appointment, please contact us via telephone number 020 – 3055 847 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can reach us during office hours between 08:30 – 16:30 hours.