Dermatologists located in Shrewsbury, MA
Sometimes all the dieting and exercise in the world can’t get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat. That’s why Alissa Lamoureux, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, at Skin Dermatology in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, offers noninvasive SculpSure treatment to help you permanently get rid of fat cells. Contact Dr. Lamoureux today or book an appointment online to start your journey toward a more contoured body.
Benign Lesion Removal Q&A
What is Benign Lesion Removal?
Benign Lesion is an area of the skin that is different than the surrounding skin and deemed not to be cancerous. This can be a lump, sore, or an area of skin that is not normal. At Skin Dermatology, Dr. Lamoureux offers many different treatments for the removal of these benign lesions, all of which are performed in her modern and convenient office in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
When is the right time to talk to Dr. Lamoureux about my Benign Lesion Removal?
Is today too soon? Because skin cancer varies so widely in appearance, it is impossible to self-diagnose yourself. However, you can monitor your skin and moles for changes that warrant a visit to Dr. Lamoureux. Examples include lesions, cysts, lipomas, bumps or moles that are changing in size, shape and color or those that are bleeding or itching. Dr. Lamoureux may remove suspicious moles or lesions altogether or otherwise conduct a biopsy to determine whether a malignancy is present. For benign appearing skin lesions, she may suggest another plan, but scheduling an evaluation of the lesion, is the best first step toward making a treatment plan.
How do you treat Benign Lesions?
In most cases, Dr. Lamoureux can remove Benign Lesions during a routine visit to Skin Dermatology, utilizing the methods described below:
- Biopsy: A technique used to cut or shave a small part of the lesion. This is then sent out to our pathology partners to review, analyze and report back to us. We in turn call you with the results and make further treatment recommendations.
- Excision: This is a process by which we cut out the entire lesion and, often, some of the surrounding normal area around it.
- Cryosurgery: We use liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy skin cells.
- Curettage: We use a special tool to scrape away your lesion.
- Electrocautery: We use an electrical current to destroy, burn, or cut out skin cells.
- Laser surgery: We use one of our state-of-the-art Cynosure lasers to destroy skin lesions.