What is a Skin surgery
The removal of a lesion of skin. The tissue removed is sent to a laboratory to be analysed.
What is involved in a Skin surgery
Local anaesthetic is injected into the area to numb the involved skin and the Dermatologist removes a skin from the affected area using a precise surgical punch, scalpel, curette or blade, depending on the location and nature of the lesion.
What are the risks or potential side effects of a Skin surgery
Bruising may occur. Whenever the skin is cut a scar will result.
What aftercare is required for a Skin surgery
A dressing will be applied to keep in place for 24 to 48 hours. Heavy exercise and alcohol should be avoided. Normally patients can return to work following a procedure.
What is the cost of a Skin surgery
The cost is based on the number of lesions being removed and if any additional tests are required such as swabs or immunofluorescence, but typically ranges from £700-£1200. For new patients, a consultation is required prior to the procedure. You can find our fees here.