While skin lesions are usually harmless and can be left alone, some patients elect to have them removed for aesthetic reasons or to avoid potential health risks such as skin irritation or cancer.
Why Remove a Lesion?
There are many different types of lesions on the body. Lesions that have a danger of becoming melanoma are almost always removed for medical reasons. These include lesions and moles that are irregular in shape, crusty, bleeding, or discolored.
Other lesions such as a large or bumpy mole are generally just annoying. If a lesion is truly bothersome and upsetting due to its cosmetic appearance, it may be considered for lesion removal.
Cryotherapy for aesthetic reasons removes unsightly and bothersome lesions, per a patient’s overall dislike of having or seeing the lesion on their body.