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Skin Lesions (Warts, Skin Lumps, Spider Veins)

The lesions can be both benign and malignant.

Removal of benign lesions happens mostly for aesthetic or practical reasons. The skin lesions might be situated in areas exposed to damage and should be recommended for removal. The most common types of these are the verrucas (plantar warts) and fibromas that are removed on an ambulatory basis under local anesthesia.

Unfortunately, malignant skin lesions are not uncommon either. Among them, the so-called basal cell skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma) is a small, slow-growing, pinkish-red, non-healing bruise. Excision with intact edges can lead to complete recovery. The smaller the lesion, the more beautiful result can be expected after surgery.

Pigmented moles can transform into malignant melanoma. In case of suspicion or detection of melanoma, immediate removal becomes necessary, that happens with wider incision to ensure intact edges.

Skin lumps or fatty tumors have harmless biological behavior. This so-called lipomas are the most common tumors of the connective tissue under the skin. Sometimes, however, they may be malignant. A fuller sense of touch than ever before, and the accelerated growth may indicate this. In such cases, radical removal is required as soon as possible.

Superficial vascular lesions are often considered as skin lesions although they are actually in the connective tissue under the skin.

Spider veins may affect not only those over forty, but often people in their twenties, too. What is more, on a newborn’s skin may also occur some vascular problems, such as port-wine stain (nevus flammeus) or hemangioma. In addition to the genetic predisposition, taking birth control pills, obesity, and a sedentary, unhealthy lifestyle can contribute to the appearance of the initially seemingly harmless spider veins.

Laser treatment and the so-called sclerotherapy (varicose vein treatment with injections) are ideal solutions for the removal of these, as well as for a larger, but thin reticular network of veins.

The surgical resection or Endovenous Laser Therapy recommended for the treatment of minor or moderate severity of varicose veins.

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