As we age, strange and often aesthetically displeasing things can appear on our bodies. Liver spots, spider veins, and benign growths are all fairly common occurrences later on in life. Benign growths can be especially scary however, as they can initially appear to be skin cancer. If you reside in the Arlington Heights or Naperville areas and would like to have a benign growth examined, our doctors invite you to visit Schaumburg Dermatology for a consultation.
It is not your job as the patient to figure out if your growth is benign or which procedure you might need, so we perform a comprehensive evaluation to provide a proper solution for your specific case. General questions and discussions during your consultation may include:
- Use of current medications, vitamins, supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
- Prior surgeries, medical conditions, and allergies
- The likely outcomes of your treatment and risks or complications
The most common method of benign growth removal is known as excision. Excision is a simple surgical procedure that removes the growth from the skin. Closing that same lesion is generally done in conjunction with the excision as well. Depending on how deep the growth is, excision could be a relatively quick process with very little downtime. In the event that the benign growth transcends deeper skin layers, a local skin graft may be required to reconstruct the wound site.
Schedule a Consultation with Schaumburg Dermatology
If you need a benign growth removed, call us at (847) 534-0700 to schedule a consultation with our doctors. We will not only examine your growth, but also your entire body to determine the overall health of your skin. It’s important that you are fully educated about the treatment or treatments you are considering, so our doctors will go over them in detail and welcome any questions. Benign growth removal pricing will be determined during the consultation, as it varies based on growth location, size, and a host of other factors specific to each patient.