Dermatosurgery aims to remove skin lesions located in the subcutaneous tissue using a surgical scalpel or CO2 laser. The procedure is always preceded by a consultation with a specialist. During the consultation we discuss the method of excision, the course of the surgery and the healing of the wound as well as the possible postoperative scar. The doctor will also recommend an additional histopathological examination, if necessary. The procedure is performed in fully sterile conditions, and the patient receives local anesthesia through injections or application of an anesthetic cream.
We can state that due to the use of anesthesia, these procedures are virtually painless and usually do not require analgesics after the procedure. The postoperative wound healing time lasts from 7 to 14 days.
It is important to be aware that after removing the mole with a scalpel, and then sewing the wound we can expect to remain a scar, while the treatments performed with a CO2 laser often eliminates scarring of the treatment site. A huge advantage of this method is that it is contact-free and it reduces the risk of bleeding to a minimum.