Skin lesions and moles are sought to be removed for a host of reasons – but mostly, because they have become skin cancer threat. Being the most common form of cancer, skin cancer usually manifests through skin lesions. A lesion is defined as an abnormality or “damage” in the tissue of an organism – usually brought upon by disease or trauma.
If you have a lesion that shows signs of changing, it is a suspicious sign as well to go see a doctor for it may be a malignant melanoma (cancerous cell). Some of the “changing” signs to be alert on are irregular pigmentation, irregular margins, and dark brown/black.
Majority of moles are non-cancerous (benign). But like other lesions (because mole is a type of lesion, too), moles can become cancerous as well due to various factors like sun exposure and injury. You have to be on the look out for these signs with regard to moles: changing size, color, borders, and those that appear after you reached the age of 30.
In Salt Lake City, Utah, plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. York Yates performs lesion excision procedure. Upon the request and consent of patient, he performs Utah Skin Lesion Excision for medical or cosmetic purposes (usually a patient decides to do it for both reasons). For a typical lesion excision, he does the painless procedure in only about 10 minutes under local anesthesia.
Before any operation, the Salt Lake City surgeon will explain and discuss with you all aspects of excision, especially if there’s cancer cell that need to be cut out to stop its spread to the surrounding skin and other parts of the body. Dr. Yates is known for his precise surgical work.