With over 40 years of skincare experience, we are excited to share our dermatology experience with the residents of Kitchener, Ontario and surrounding communities. At YourSkinRN in Kitchener, Ontario, we offer skin tag & lesion removal for clients who are concerned with the appearance or medical risks of skin tags and lesions.
Skin Tag & Lesion Removal
We can quickly and accurately identify the type of skin tag or lesion you have. If you have a benign growth on your skin, such as a skin tag, seborrheic keratosis or early-stage, small actinic keratosis, we can perform skin tag & lesion removal with cautery or cryogen therapy.
During your initial consultation, we will review the size and number of growths you have to give you a quote for your skin tag & lesion removal treatment. The cost will also depend on the method you choose and if you choose to receive an anesthetic of some variety.
Cryogen therapy for removing lesions and skin tags involves freezing the diseased skin tissue with liquid nitrogen. This technique is much more popular than excision because it does not damage the surrounding healthy skin tissue.
It is also popular because there are no preparation steps you have to take before removal. All you need to do after treatment is to wash the treated area with fragrance-free soap and warm water daily for seven to 10 days after treatment. For two weeks, you should apply Aquaphor or Vaseline to the treated area daily.
Curettage and Cautery
Curettage and cautery involve scraping off a skin tag or lesion and applying heat to the skin’s surface. To determine if this method is right for you, we need to review your medical history, including any allergies, and know the medications you are currently taking or have taken recently.
It is crucial that you tell us if you are allergic to any type of anesthetic. To ensure your comfort during this method, we will inject a local anesthetic into the area around the affected site. Once the skin tag or lesion is removed with a curette, the treatment site will be cauterized with a hot wire.
How to Identify Benign Growths
To tell if your growth is benign or malignant, we look at the ABCDE of growths. “A” stands for asymmetrical. Only asymmetrical growths may be malignant. “B” stands for border. The edges of an early melanoma are usually crusty, uneven or notched. “C” stands for color. Healthy moles are uniform in color and never white or blue.
“D” stands for diameter. Healthy growths are never larger than the diameter of a pencil eraser. “E” stands for evolving. Healthy growths do not change size, shape or color. They also do not scab or bleed.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Are you concerned about a skin tag or lesion? Do you think you could benefit from skin tag & lesion removal? If so, contact us today at YourSkinRN in Kitchener, Ontario to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and help you perfect your aesthetic.