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Expert Removal of Benign Skin Lesions

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Newport Beach, our board-certified dermatologists specialize in the safe and effective removal of benign skin lesions. Whether you have a bothersome mole, skin tag, cyst, or other non-cancerous growth, our skilled team uses advanced techniques to remove these lesions with minimal scarring and downtime.

What Are Benign Skin Lesions?

Benign skin lesions are non-cancerous growths that can appear anywhere on the body. While these lesions are not life-threatening, they may cause cosmetic concerns or physical discomfort. Common types of benign skin lesions include:

  • Moles (nevi)
  • Skin tags (acrochordons)
  • Seborrheic keratoses
  • Cysts
  • Lipomas
  • Warts

If you have a skin growth that concerns you, it's essential to have it evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist to ensure it is benign and discuss your removal options.

Why Remove Benign Skin Lesions?

While benign skin lesions are not cancerous, there are several reasons why you may choose to have them removed:

Cosmetic Concerns

Many people choose to remove benign skin lesions for cosmetic reasons, especially if the lesion is located in a visible area such as the face, neck, or hands. Removing these growths can help improve your skin's appearance and boost your self-confidence.

Physical Discomfort

Some benign skin lesions, such as skin tags or cysts, can cause physical discomfort if they become irritated by clothing or jewelry. Removing these lesions can alleviate discomfort and prevent further irritation.

Changes in Appearance

If a benign skin lesion changes in size, shape, or color, it's crucial to have it evaluated by a dermatologist. While these changes may not indicate cancer, it's essential to rule out any potential concerns.

Our Benign Skin Lesion Removal Techniques

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we use a range of advanced techniques to remove benign skin lesions, depending on the type, size, and location of the growth. These techniques include:

Shave Excision

Shave excision involves using a surgical blade to remove the lesion at the skin's surface. This technique is often used for smaller, raised lesions such as skin tags or seborrheic keratoses. Shave excision typically leaves a small, flat scar that fades over time.

Surgical Excision

Surgical excision involves cutting out the lesion and a small margin of surrounding skin using a scalpel. This technique is used for larger or deeper lesions, such as moles or cysts. The wound is then closed with stitches, leaving a thin, linear scar.


Electrosurgery uses a small electric current to remove the lesion and cauterize the wound, minimizing bleeding. This technique is often used for smaller, superficial lesions and may not require stitches.


Cryotherapy involves freezing the lesion with liquid nitrogen, causing it to blister and fall off. This technique is often used for warts and other small, benign growths.

We will assess your skin lesion and recommend the most appropriate removal technique based on your individual needs and goals.

What to Expect During and After Your Procedure

Benign skin lesion removal is typically a quick, in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia. Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure and can return to their normal activities immediately afterward.

After your procedure, our team will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and minimize scarring. This may include keeping the area clean and dry, applying ointment, and avoiding sun exposure. We will schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns you may have.

Why Choose Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics for Benign Skin Lesion Removal?

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics, our board-certified dermatologists have extensive experience in removing benign skin lesions using the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques. We prioritize your safety, comfort, and satisfaction throughout your treatment journey.

Our state-of-the-art facility in Newport Beach offers a welcoming, compassionate environment where you can feel confident in the care you receive. We understand that every patient's skin is unique, which is why we take a personalized approach to benign skin lesion removal, tailoring our techniques to your individual needs and goals.

Schedule Your Benign Skin Lesion Removal Consultation Today

If you have a bothersome or concerning benign skin lesion, don't wait to have it evaluated and removed. Schedule your consultation with our expert dermatologists at Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Newport Beach today.

Contact us to book your appointment and take the first step towards clearer, healthier-looking skin. We look forward to helping you achieve your skin care goals with our personalized, compassionate care.