Skin Surgery

At The London Skin and Hair Clinic we offer a full range of outpatient skin surgery including excisions, curettage and cautery, shave excisions, punch biopsies and nail excisions. All of our Dermatologists perform skin surgery and our team includes specialist surgical dermatologists for surgery on the face or more specialised surgery

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What is skin surgery?

The removal of a lesion of skin. The tissue removed is sent to a laboratory to be analysed.

At a Glance

  • Guide Price: Based on the number of lesions being removed and if additional tests are required, but typically from £700 to £1,200
  • Frequency: One surgical session with a follow-up for removal of sutures and wound check 7-14 days after the procedure. More complex or multiple lesions may be scheduled as two surgical sessions
  • Risk: Bruising, infection and scarring
  • Aftercare: A dressing is applied and kept in place for 24-48 hours. Heavy exercise, swimming and alcohol should be avoided

What is involved in 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 Skin Surgery?

Bruising may occur. Whenever the skin is cut a scar will result.

What aftercare is required for 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 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.

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