Skin Lesion Removal

Skin Lesion Removal Cambridgeshire

Skin lesion is a general term used to describe a growth either on, within or just under the skin. They come in many forms and range from benign (harmless) to the malignant (cancerous). While often harmless, many choose to have skin growths removed for cosmetic reasons or to prevent future complications.

Why have skin lesion removal?

Skin tags, cysts, moles and lipomas are skin growths that are normally harmless. Quite often they are in noticeable or prominent places and this can make people feel self-conscious. Very occasionally they can cause health or functional problems , for example with skin lesions that are raised from the surface of the skin they can frequently be traumatised-catching on clothing or during shaving are a couple of common ways this happens. It’s for these sorts of reasons that many people choose to have them removed privately.

The types of skin lesion removal we perform

At the Cambridge Aesthetic Clinic, we carry out skin lesion removal on the following types of growth:

  • Skin tags. Small growths which appear on the skin, these flesh-coloured growths rarely present a medical threat but can cause discomfort and present cosmetics issues. They can typically be found on the neck, groin or armpit and are removed under local anaesthetic.
  • Moles. Moles are very common pigmented lesions of the skin but for many people present cosmetic issues. In some cases moles can be a sign of skin cancer. They can be found anywhere on the body and are removed either via surgery or by laser treatment.
  • Cysts. Cysts usually present as a raised lump under or within the skin. Although most are completely painless, some can become inflamed, red and very painful to the touch. Cysts appear most commonly within the skin, frequently in the head and neck area,  and are removed under local anaesthetic.
  • Lipomas. Lipomas are usually harmless, soft, fatty lumps which are beneath the skin surface. They are common and can occur anywhere on the body. They are usually removed under local anaesthetic via a simple skin incision.

What happens during skin lesion removal?

We perform most of our skin lesion removal procedures under local anaesthetic. This numbs the area to be treated so that removal is painless. The exact technique will depend on the size and location of your lesion.

Some lesions can be removed through freezing or simply ‘snipped’ off with surgical scissors. We’ll always discuss the options with you and recommend the most appropriate one for your situation that will leave limited scarring and the best cosmetic outcome.

What happens before your treatment

We carry out a full consultation process with every patient. That gives you the chance to explain your situation, state of health and any concerns you may have about skin lesion removal.

Mr Abood will outline any concerns he has about the treatment, suggest the most appropriate solution and will provide an honest assessment of any likely aftereffects.

The advice we provide at the Cambridge Aesthetic Clinic is tailored towards each specific case, and you can be assured of a service that is in your best interests.


Our skin lesion removal service continues long after the procedure is carried out. Should you experience any pain, unexpected side effects or lesion regrowth, our team will be on hand to support and promptly answer any questions you may have.

Even when you leave our clinic, we remain with you every step of the way.

Contact us today

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