There may be times when patients visit Remington Laser Dermatology Centre to work with a professional to improve their skin’s health and appearance. One common complaint seen by Drs. Todd Remington and Kent Remington is that of unwanted lumps, bumps, and other skin growths. These may include any skin lesion that develops unexpectedly. The removal of these lumps and bumps can be achieved with the help of our Calgary, AB area team.
What are skin lesions?
Skin lesions may present themselves as a lump, sore, or area of skin that impacts the appearance of the skin and in some instances, the health. Skin lesions seen at the practice of Drs. Todd Remington and Kent Remington are first evaluated to determine if they are an indication of skin cancer. This is done through a biopsy, where a portion of the lesion is removed and sent off to a laboratory to determine if cancerous cells are present. If the biopsy comes back with a negative report, the dermatologists will then discuss the available methods of removal.
Some of the more common types of skin lesions and growths seen in our practice include:
- Skin tags
- Benign growths
- Actinic and seborrheic keratosis
- Bowen disease
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Molluscum contagiosum
Once the type of growth has been diagnosed, the dermatological team can then work with the patient to decide the most appropriate type of removal.
What types of removal are available for unwanted lumps and bumps?
Patients in Calgary, AB who visit Remington Laser Dermatology Centre are pleased to find that they have several treatment options to choose from. This includes the following solutions:
- Shave excision
- Simple scissor excision
- Full thickness skin excision
- Curettage and electrodesiccation
- Laser excision
- Mohs micrographic surgery
Each method of removal may work best for specific patients. By having a wide selection of treatment options to choose from, many patients are able to find the one that works best for their needs.
Considering the removal of a skin growth?
Contact the team at Remington Laser Dermatology Centre to discuss your needs. Our practice, located at 150-7220 Fisher Street SE in Calgary, AB is here to assist with a variety of skin care solutions for men, women, and children.