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Treatment of Skin Lesions in Wilmington and Dover, DE

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Located in Elkton, MD and Dover, DE, and serving the residents of Maryland, and Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, Replenish Cosmetic Surgery Institute performs treatment of skin lesions for those who desire plastic surgery.

A skin lesion, or growth on the skin such as a mole, is usually benign although it has a big effect on your appearance. Dr. Martini has expertise in the area of skin cancer as well as cosmetic procedures, and he can help you to determine if your skin lesion is benign, pre-malignant, or malignant. People often want a mole removed from their face simply because it becomes a negative focal point and disturbs the aesthetic symmetry and smoothness of the face.

Or they may be worried that it has become larger, changed shape, or has the potential to become malignant in the future. When that is the case, it is especially important to have a doctor experienced in both plastic surgery and skin cancer so that you can head-off any potential disease and improve your image at the same time.

Even if you have a mole or birthmark on your face that has been there for all of your life and is not likely to pose a health risk, treating a skin lesion can help unveil a softer, more pleasant look and improve your quality of life. Dr. Martini takes care to place incisions within existing skin lines whenever possible, and utilizes specialized techniques and instruments in order to diminish the possibility of scarring.

Skin Lesion Treatment Procedure

Skin lesions are typically removed by excising the growth or discolored area from the face, and suturing the opening in a manner that helps to disguise the scar and leave your face looking smoother and more symmetrical. The growth is sent to a pathologist for testing to ensure that you know whether it is benign or malignant.

Dr. Martini has been treating skin cancer for years and has expertise in the areas of diagnosis and treatment, reconstruction, and scar treatment resulting from previous procedures. You can trust that you are in good hands when it comes to removing skin lesions, and rest assured that you will be thoroughly examined, tested, and plan for the best possible outcome both medically and cosmetically.

Being healthy and looking your best are both important concerns, and Dr. Martini works with a dual approach when it comes to removing growths and restoring a fresh, clean appearance to your face.

Skin Lesion Treatment Preparation and Consultation

Dr. Martini understands that when it comes to your face, healthy function and appearance are both very important to you. During consultation, he will take into account your medical history (including any familial history of skin cancer) and unique anatomy, and he will carefully answer all of your questions and concerns about your skin lesion and its removal. Not all skin lesions are cancer, but it is highly important that you are properly diagnosed so that you can get the procedure you need to rid yourself of any growths, whether benign or malignant.

Your safety is Dr. Martini’s highest priority. You should be very open during your consultation so that you can set realistic expectations and receive the best possible outcome. We will need you to provide us with your medical history, drug allergies, list of any previous surgeries or history of cancer, medications, diet pills, supplements, vitamins, and herbs you are taking even if you don’t think they may be important. Also be sure to be frank with us about your lifestyle, including smoking, work routine, and exercise habits.

There are a few things you can do that will help overall to reduce scarring, shorten recovery time, and decrease your chances of complication. Discontinue using aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, Saint John’s wort, and Vitamin E for one week before and a few days after your procedure. These act as blood thinners and could cause problems with clotting. Stop smoking and drinking alcohol in excess in advance of your skin lesion treatment, and for a week afterwards. Drinking lots of water is always a good idea, as hydration helps to heal the body more quickly.

Skin Lesion Treatment Recovery

Removing a skin lesion is generally a simple, straightforward procedure using only local anesthesia. You should be able to go about your normal routine afterwards, taking care not to put under pressure or strain the area where the lesion was removed until it has healed. There may be mild pain or discomfort for a day or two, and over-the-counter pain medication can be used to alleviate this. You may need small stitches removed about a week after your procedure in a return visit. Scarring should be minimal, as Dr. Martini takes the utmost care to disguise the scar in a natural skin line whenever possible.

Depending on whether your lesion is benign or malignant, more or less of your skin may become part of the treated area. Your health and appearance are both extremely crucial, and every precaution is taken to ensure that you end up feeling and looking better after your skin lesion is removed. Before treatment, you will be given a full set of preparation and aftercare instructions. Be sure to stay on top of your follow-up visits, as we are here to make you as comfortable as possible and ensure that this is a positive experience for you.

How Much Does Skin Lesion Treatment Cost in Wilmington or Dover, DE?

During our initial consultation, we will go over all costs associated with your particular procedure. Depending on the type of skin lesion and removal procedure, as well as your established goals and priorities, the cost will vary. Our office accepts CareCredit®, a simple alternative to cash and credit cards, so that you can finance your procedure without hassle.

Additional Facial Surgery Procedures

Dr. David V. Martini, board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. His services have improved the lives of people from the Wilmington and Dover, DE areas as well as Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Dr. Martini specializes in performing Plastic Surgery, Skin Rejuvenation, Hair Restoration, Skin Cancer Treatment and Nasal/Sinus Conditions. Please call 443-345-4131 today to schedule your initial consultation.