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Small Skin Lesions

There are many different small, benign skin lesions.

Flat, pigmented lesions are usually treated by classical excision or radiofrequency electric current excision. This invariably produces a scar. Delicate suturing generally yields a linear scar, without stitch marks.

In case of doubt about the decision to remove a pigmented skin lesion, is can be helpful to consult a dermatologist.

Some people have a lot of small skin lesions. Sometimes it is a good strategy to carefully follow up the moles and only operate on those that really have to be removed for medical reasons rather than create a multitude of scars.

Many skin lesions are less dark and are raised above the level of the skin. Some can be removed by a shaving technique, in the best case without visible scarring. If there is a scar, it usually looks like a pale spot which is flat or slightly raised or depressed but still less noticeable than a linear scar after classic excision. These skin moles often occur in the face. They grow very slowly while becoming paler. Sometimes thick hairs appear on the surface. They are often considered to be a sign of ageing.

Other, benign lesions are more commonly found on the trunk and the limbs. Shaving of these lesions, when necessary followed by permanent hair removal can be performed at the office.