Treatments for skin lesions at Belgravia Dermatology
- About – Lumps and bumps are extremely common. Common causes include cysts, lipomas (fatty lumps), skin tags and milia
- Treatments – A minor procedure under local anaesthetic can remove most unwanted skin lesions
- Next step – If you have a cyst, lipoma, skin tag or milia, or any other skin lesion that you would like assessed and treated then please arrange to see one of our Dermatologists. After an assessment, we will be able to recommend the least invasive treatment that will remove the skin lesion with minimal scarring.
What are common skin lesions?
It is very common to develop spots, lumps and bumps in the skin. These are typically harmless but may start causing pain and discomfort. They are frequently removed because of the way the look. After assessment, we will be able to recommend the least invasive treatment that will remove the skin lesion with minimal scarring. If surgical removal is required, it is usually straightforward and is carried out under local anaesthetic.
Milia are tiny firm white cysts that occur anywhere on the face, especially around the eyes. They can be removed by scooping (incision and enucleation) or by melting (curettage). This can frequently be carried out using anaesthetic cream.
Cysts are little balloons under the skin that fill up with keratin – a protein produced by skin cells. They can sometimes become infected or inflamed. Cysts can be removed by scooping them out (curettage) through a small incision or by peeling them away through a slightly larger incision.
Lipomas are fatty growths under the skin. They can sometimes be painful, and occasionally grow to quite a size. They can be removed through a small incision into the skin.
Skin tags are very common fleshy outpouchings of skin that occur commonly around the eyes, over the neck, in the armpits and in the groin creases. They can be easily snipped or melted away.
Treatment of common skin lesions at Belgravia Dermatology
- Detailed consultation and skin analysis by a Dermatologist including a full head to toe skin check assessing all skin lesions with Dermoscopy
- Removal of the skin lesion/s of concern with the most appropriate treatment including freezing (cryotherapy), melting (cautery), and surgical excision. Surgical procedures are done through minimal approaches where possible in order to keep any scars minimal.
What should I do next?
If you would like assessment or treatment of any skin lesion, including those not listed on this page, then please arrange to see one of our Dermatologists who will be happy to help.