Surgical Treatment

Excision is a traditional dermatological method for removing skin cancers, skin lesions and other unwanted spots.

The healing process Often, stitches are required to assist the healing process. Some operations, such as some skin cancer treatments, may require a second procedure, usually performed at six weeks following the initial surgery. Bruising and/or swelling can occur in some instances but is usually minor. Scarring can also result from the excision. The wound will appear red until healing has completed, and then take on a pale appearance. This process may take one to two years.

Post-operative pain is usually only minor and can be minimised with painkillers.