Benign Lesion Removal


At Heartland Dermatology, we know the cosmetic and confidence-boosting effects of the removal of a benign lesion. In these cases, we use what is called surgical excision. This standard technique involves removal of the lesion with a scalpel taking adequate tissue around the margins of the lesion. The margins are later evaluated by a pathologist to ensure the complete removal of the lesion.

Surgical excision is most commonly used on cysts, scar revision, lipomas, and moles. Moles are benign lesions having a uniform color generally ranging from dark brown to flesh color. They are well defined oval to round shaped lesions that everyone has. While moles are probably determined before birth most appear in childhood and darken with exposure to the sun. Over time they usually get larger but remain asymptomatic. Occasionally, moles may itch or bleed when traumatized but the make up of the mole remains unchanged.

Occasionally a mole may become a cancerous growth called a melanoma. Recognizing that a mole is changing in asymmetry, shape, color or size could alert the individual that the mole is becoming a cancerous growth. Other things to watch for are moles that bleed, itch, become painful, or first appear when a person is past twenty.

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We are standing by to help you achieve your unique skin goals. Please contact us using our contact form, or give us a call at any one of our three locations in Salina, Hays & Great Bend.

3 Convenient Locations

SALINA
785 827 2500
785 827 2515
828 Elmhurst
Salina, KS 67401

HAYS
P 785 628 3231
785 628 3174
2707 Vine | STE 10
Hays, KS 67601

GREAT BEND
P 620 792 3666
620 792 3667
1017-C Jackson Square
Great Bend, KS 67530

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Thank you for visiting Heartland Dermatology! Please contact us using our contact form, or give us a call at any one of our three locations in Salina, Hays & Great Bend.

Salina Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Great Bend Office Hours:  8:00AM to 5:00PM Monday through Thursday. Hays Office Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM Monday through Thursday and 8:00AM through 12:00PM on Friday.

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