What Are Skin Lesions?

Skin lesions encompass all superficial growths or patches of skin that do not resemble the surrounding area, and they may be benign (non-cancerous) or cancerous. Moles and other skin lesions may change over time. There are certain changes that could be signs of cancerous or precancerous cells, and early detection is important for addressing potential problems. Therefore, it is imperative to have any skin lesion of concern evaluated by a dermatologist.

If you’re concerned about an abnormal spot, mole, or any other skin lesion, come in for an evaluation and simple, in-office skin biopsy. Depending upon the results of the biopsy, the lesion may be treated with one of the following procedures: Mohs micrographic surgery should be employed, during which the tissue is removed and examined to determine whether additional tissue removal is needed.