The Benefits of Laser Surgery for Benign Skin Lesions
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with a benign skin lesion, such as skin tags, seborrheic keratosis, solar keratosis, or lentigo, you may wonder what your removal options are. Ultimately, this will depend on the type of lesion you’re dealing with, as well as other factors, such as the location of the lesion. At Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting, our experienced and knowledgeable team is able to perform laser surgery to remove many common skin lesions right here in our office.
What Are Benign Skin Lesions?
It’s important to understand that not all skin lesions are the same — and you should never assume that a skin lesion is benign until you have had it assessed by a dermatologist. Specifically, a benign skin lesion is a non-cancerous growth that can vary in color, shape and size. Only a trained dermatologist will be able to assess a lesion and distinguish between harmless pigmentation and potential cancers.
If you have a lesion that needs assessment, our team is here to help. Since 1981, we’ve been providing expert dermatological exams, including assessments to distinguish benign from malignant skin lesions. Before recommending a treatment/removal plan for any lesion on your skin, we are committed to performing a preliminary skin examination for your protection and peace of mind.
The Precision of Laser Surgery
Laser surgery is a fast, safe and effective procedure to remove many common skin lesions without the need for a scalpel or sutures. This minimally invasive treatment uses a powerful and highly precise laser to target skin lesions while leaving the skin surrounding the lesion untouched.
While laser technology has come a long way over the years, the quality of skin lesion removal is limited by the physician’s expertise in performing the surgery and handling the laser. Our team has years of experience performing laser surgery to remove benign skin lesions, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.
Key Benefits of Laser Surgery at Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting
There are many benefits to trusting our team with laser skin lesion removal, ranging from our unrivaled safety to our high success rate.
Precision and Safety
We use only the latest and most state-of-the-art laser skin lesion removal technology in our office, giving you access to the best equipment for your procedure. This, along with the experienced handling of the laser equipment, minimizes the risk of infections and highlights our outstanding safety record.
Our practitioners have performed many skin lesion removal procedures in our office, so they have the experience needed to minimize scarring and help you feel confident.
Compared to surgical skin lesion removal, laser removal offers a faster recovery so you can get back to your everyday life. Meanwhile, our team provides the highest standard of post-operative care to optimize your healing.
Reduced Pain and Discomfort
Because we use the latest and most innovative lasers to remove benign skin lesions in our office, we’re able to perform this surgery with reduced pain and a commitment to patient comfort.
High Success Rate
With more than 100 years of combined experience among our dermatologists, we have successfully performed many laser skin lesion removal procedures in our office, so you can enjoy the confidence that comes with a high success rate.
The Critical Role of Dermatological Assessment in Laser Procedures
Dermatological expertise is crucial when it comes to laser treatments. Our clinic’s practitioners have the specialized knowledge to accurately assess and treat skin lesions.
Before any laser treatment, a thorough exam is performed to ensure the patient’s safety and the effectiveness of the treatment. Our clinic’s philosophy is centered around the patient, with each treatment plan being tailored based on your unique needs.
What to Expect During a Laser Surgery Procedure at Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting
We thoroughly evaluate your skin lesion to ensure that it is benign and to create an individualized treatment plan.
Our dermatological team expertly and precisely removes your skin lesion using state-of-the-art lasers that selectively absorb the pigment within the lesion, breaking it into smaller particles that are then removed by your body’s immune system.
After your procedure, our team is dedicated to optimizing your recovery, offering the support and resources you need for post-operative care in a compassionate environment.
Schedule Your Personal Consultation Today
When it comes to laser surgery for benign skin lesion removal, make sure you’re in good hands with the unparalleled expertise of a dermatologist. Experience the difference for yourself by scheduling a consultation at our office!