Skin lesions are any type of abnormality on your skin. Some skin lesions are benign while others require treatment. Dr. Keith Llewellyn offers diagnostic and treatment for skin lesions for residents of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Maria, Solvang, Santa Ynez, and the surrounding areas of California.
What Are Skin Lesions?
Skin lesions are any type of abnormality on your skin. Some examples of skin lesions are:
- Abnormal growths
- Skin cancer
- Bumps or lumps
Because skin lesions come in so many shapes and sizes, you should have any area of abnormal or irregular skin evaluated by a dermatologist. Dr. Llewellyn can diagnose and treat benign skin lesions (if desired) as well as malignant skin lesions.
How Much Does Treatment for Skin Lesions Cost?
Aloe Dermatology offers a full range of services for skin lesions and other skin conditions. Start by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Llewellyn so he can determine the nature of your skin lesion. After making his diagnosis, he will recommend treatments, and we can provide you with a cost of care. Our payment options are cash and major credit cards, and you can find more information on our financing page.
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Skin Lesions?
Many skin lesions are harmless, but some may indicate more serious medical conditions. Dr. Llewellyn can diagnose your skin lesion and inform you whether or not treatment is necessary. Treatment of malignant skin lesions (skin cancer) could prevent growth and spread of the skin cancer and save your life. Treatment of benign lesions that are tender, irritated or cosmetically unappealing may improve your quality of life.
Am I a Candidate for Skin Lesions Treatment?
If you have an unusual skin lesion, abnormal growth or discoloration on your skin, you should have the area evaluated by Dr. Llewellyn. As a dermatologist, he has the expertise to diagnosis your skin lesion and determine if medical intervention is needed.
How is Skin Lesions Removal Performed?
Skin lesion removal is performed in our office. Dr. Llewellyn uses several advanced techniques to remove skin lesions. The type of procedure performed would vary depending on the type of lesion that is being removed. Some of the procedures performed include:
- Shave removal (for lesions that are elevated from the skin)
- Surgical excision
- Electrodessication and Curettage
- Mohs Surgery
Dr. Llewellyn may do a biopsy of the lesion and send it to a laboratory to confirm the diagnosis prior to performing and excision or mohs surgery. This involves taking a small sample of tissue from the lesion after the area has been locally anesthetized. If a skin cancer, such as melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma is diagnosed, then a surgery would be scheduled to fully remove the cancer. Actinic keratosis (pre-cancers) may be removed with freezing (cryosurgery) or other modalities.
Skin lesions will eventually develop on everyone and knowing what type of lesion you have is important. Aloe Dermatology offers skin lesions treatment for men and women in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Maria, Solvang, Santa Ynez, and the surrounding areas of California. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.