A surgical excision surgically removes malignant moles, lesions, and tumors from the skin with a healthy margin around the tumor. As skin lesions may carry the risk of being cancerous, a biopsy should be performed.
Skin lesions can be cut out, frozen off, treated with special creams, or destroyed using heat, laser or light therapy. Skin removal techniques includes shave excision, simple scissor excision, skin excision – full-thickness, curettage and electrodesiccation, laser excision. What treatment you’re offered will depend on the type of skin lesion you have and where it is on your body.