What is Cosmetic Destruction?

Cosmetic destruction is the removal of one or more benign lesions. If you’re bothered by conditions such as enlarged oil glands, skin tags, and seborrheic keratosis, Dr. Lamoureux’s cosmetic destruction treatment can remove them in one session for most patients. 

How are Lesions Removed?

Dr. Lamoureux performs cosmetic destruction treatments for a fixed fee per session. Each cosmetic destruction treatment is performed using a combination of topical and injected local anesthetic, so you will be awake during the treatment but will feel minimal discomfort. Dr. Lamoureux removes a wide variety of benign skin lesions. 

Various modalities of cosmetic destruction may be used in one treatment to target the problem area. These modalities may include a scalpel, electrocautery (in which an electrical current is used to destroy, burn, or cut out skin cells), scissors, liquid nitrogen, and chemical peeling agents. Multiple treatments may be required depending on the number of lesions to be addressed.

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The typical recovery time from a cosmetic destruction treatment can be anywhere from 1-2 weeks as each treated spot heals. We provide local wound care instructions, and post care is typically simple. During your consultation with Dr. Lamoureux, she will give you in-depth details about exactly what to expect during the cosmetic destruction procedure and recovery process so that you fully understand the treatment. 

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Is cosmetic destruction covered by insurance?

What risks are involved with cosmetic destruction?

Is cosmetic destruction covered by insurance?

Cosmetic destruction is considered an elective treatment done to improve appearance, it is not covered by insurance.

What risks are involved with cosmetic destruction?

As with any medical procedure, there is a risk of bleeding, infection, scarring, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, or incomplete removal of lesions. If you’re concerned about any of these risks, we encourage you to bring up any questions during your consultation.

Why Choose Skin Dermatology?

Founded and led by double-board certified Dr. Alissa Lamoureux, Skin Dermatology offers medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, as well as a full suite of aesthetic services. Dr. Lamoureux treats over 3,000 skin conditions and works with the most advanced medical technology and treatment options available. We represent the best value in the Shrewsbury area when you weigh training, expertise, safety, products, technology, and atmosphere. When you choose Skin Dermatology, you can be certain that you’re in the hands of a practice that truly cares. If you’re bothered by an unwanted benign lesion, we invite you to contact our office to book a consultation with Dr. Lamoureux.

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