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The Various Types of Skin Lesions We Remove at Brentwood Dermatology
At Brentwood Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists have extensive experience with skin lesion removal.
Many of our patients desire to remove benign skin lesions that interfere with their daily lives. On the other hand, some patients have been diagnosed with cancerous lesions that need to be removed to optimize their health and well-being.
Whatever type of skin lesion you may have, our expert dermatologists are here to help with professional removal. Take a look at the different types of skin lesions we remove at our state-of-the-art clinic in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Different Types of Skin Lesions Removed at Brentwood Dermatology
From benign skin growths, like cysts and moles, to more dangerous lesions, such as superficial carcinomas, the expert dermatologists at Brentwood Dermatology help patients achieve smooth, healthy skin with professional lesion removal.
Benign Skin Growths
There are several reasons one might desire to have a benign skin growth removed, even if it doesn’t pose a threat to their health.
For some, removing a growth may alleviate discomfort, while others may remove a growth for aesthetic reasons. No matter the case, here are the types of benign skin growths we remove at Brentwood Dermatology.
- Seborrheic Keratosis
- Nevus (Mole)
- Acrochordon (Skin Tag)
- Cherry Angioma
Precancerous Skin Lesions
One of the most common skin lesions we remove at our practice is actinic keratosis. These rough, scaly patches on the skin are often caused by sun exposure and found on the face, forearms, neck, or hands.
Often referred to as a “precancerous skin condition,” actinic keratosis may increase your risk of developing skin cancer, which is why it’s important to get it treated and removed as soon as possible.
Cancerous Skin Lesions
Our dermatologists remove several different types of cancerous skin lesions. The most common are:
- Basal Cell Carcinomas – This is the most common type of skin cancer in the United States. It often presents as open sores, red patches, pink growths, shiny nodules, or growths with elevated edges and/or a central lesion.
- Squamous Cell Carcinomas – The second most common type of skin cancer, squamous cell cancer typically shows up as a crusted or scaly area of skin with a red, inflamed base, resembling an ulcer that won’t heal or a crusted-over patch of skin.
- Malignant Melanomas – This is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, which is why it’s crucial to get it treated as soon as possible. Melanoma can be found by examining your skin for moles and following the ABCDEs of melanoma so that you know when to see a dermatologist for a diagnosis.
If you’ve noticed a suspicious spot on your skin that may be a cancerous skin lesion, it is extremely important to visit a board-certified dermatologist for a professional evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment plan. Your health is our top priority!
Healthy Skin Starts at Brentwood Dermatology
Whether you need a skin lesion removal treatment or would like to undergo a professional skin cancer screening, we are here to help! Healthy skin starts with the exceptional team of board-certified dermatologists at Brentwood Dermatology. Contact us today to schedule your dermatology appointment!
Exceptional Skincare at Brentwood Dermatology
If you’re interested in learning more about skin lesions, skin cancer, or need to schedule your annual skin cancer screening, the expert team of board-certified dermatologists at Brentwood Dermatology is here to help. Schedule an appointment online or give us a call today at 615-377-3448!