Surgical Dermatology ~ Skin Treatment Services
At Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center of York, we use the following surgical treatments:
Cryotherapy (Liquid Nitrogen)
Skin Tag Removal, Wart Removal, Mole Removal
Curettage is the removal of a skin lesion with a sharp knife. Curettage is usually performed for the removal of warts, skin tags, and superficial skin cancers such as a basal cell carcinoma or noninvasive squamous cell carcinoma in situ. Curettage may be repeated several times to remove the tissue or it may be combined with other procedures, such as cryotherapy. A local anesthetic is applied before the procedure to numb the skin.
Cancer Prevention, Mole and Lesion Testing
Skin biopsy is a procedure that removes a portion of skin for diagnostic testing. Skin biopsies are frequently performed on dark spots, moles, or other skin lesions to determine if they may be skin cancer. A skin biopsy may also be performed if a skin condition cannot be diagnosed by other means, such as through a skin exam and medical history. There are several types of skin biopsy procedures. The type of biopsy performed depends on the suspected cause of the skin lesion and its location on the body.