What is a Skin Lesion?
The phrase “skin lesion” sounds intimidating, but it is general clinical terminology for any type of abnormality on the surface of the skin, such as discoloration, sores, lumps and bumps.
Several types of skin conditions cause skin lesions, ranging from benign to clinically significant. Dermatologists of Birmingham helps you understand the nature of your skin lesion and the available treatment options.
Benefits of Skin Lesion Treatment
Skin lesion treatment is not always medically necessary, such as when you have a small skin cyst. In other cases, skin lesion treatment prevents a condition, such as melanoma, from spreading to surrounding tissues.
How Do I Know If I Have a Skin Lesion?
Diagnosing a skin lesion on your own can be difficult and even detrimental to your health. Moles and actinic keratoses are early signs of skin cancer, yet other types of skin lesions are only cosmetic concerns. If, you have any type of abnormality on your skin, including changes to existing moles and freckles, we recommend that you meet with one of our experienced dermatologists for an examination.
What to Expect from Skin Lesion Treatment
Each type of skin lesion requires a unique approach to treatment. Your dermatologist may recommend:
How Much Does Skin Lesion Treatment Cost in Birmingham?
The cost of skin lesion removal varies by patient and is based upon the size and nature of the skin lesion. After your dermatologist determines the type of skin lesion and best treatment option, we provide an estimated cost. Your insurance may cover a portion of the cost. For your convenience, we accept payment by cash, checks and major credit cards. Financing is also available.
Sores, bumps and changes in skin color are the most common types of skin lesions. Have your skin lesion diagnosed and find out what skin lesion treatments are available by meeting with a dermatologist at our practice. Contact Dermatologists of Birmingham to schedule your personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary. The content on this website is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a qualified physician.