Skin 2017-09-29T15:55:01+00:00

Excision of Skin Lesions

Excision refers to removal of a skin lesion by completely cutting it out. Most lesions do not cause serious problems, but you may want to have them removed due to them being painful or unsightly. Examples of benign = non-cancerous lesions are moles, lipomas or cysts. Your operation is performed using a local anaesthetic, which means that the area around your skin lesion will be numb but you will be awake. This is done, by injecting a local anaesthetic around the lesion. Surgery to remove skin lesions is usually a quick and straightforward procedure. If there is a possibility that the lesion is cancerous, the specimen needs to be sent off for testing. If this shows cancer, in some cases more tissue needs to be removed.

Hair Transplantation

This procedure is done under local anaesthetic and involves removal of a strip of hair-bearing skin from the back of your head. This scar is usually well hidden. The next step involves dissection of individual hair or small follicular units to give the best results. These units are then transferred to the area of hair loss where they are placed into minute cut holes. There will be some swelling and crusting within the first 10 days and there will be a temporary period of additional hair loss (Effluvium Telogen). After about 3 months the results will be visible.

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