The length of the procedure varies according to the size and location of the lesion, and the incision heals within 1-2 weeks. A dressing is applied for the first 6 weeks, whilst the scar takes up to 18-months to mature. Typically, you are able to return to work on the day of or after your treatment, and it is best to refrain from driving or performing any tasks that could cause strain within the first 24 hours.
Serious complications are uncommon, and patients should allow for adequate recuperation time, if required.
Ideal candidates for benign skin lesion removal do not smoke, do not have a history of keloid scarring, are not taking blood-thinning medication and have realistic expectations.
Following benign skin lesion removal, it is important to maintain the results you have achieved. This maintenance will include living a healthy lifestyle and not smoking, as well as regular skin care and sun protection with a high SPF.