Find Relief and Treatment for Any Skin Conditions Causing You Concern
Have you noticed a lump or bump on your skin? Has an area of your skin developed some sort of a sore or colored area? These may not be harmful or painful most of the time, but they can affect your appearance negatively, and who wouldn't want to have smooth and clear skin?
At American Urgent Care Center, we can help you remove such unwanted bumps, lumps, and sores easily in no time at all. These skin lesions can be removed in a practically painless procedure without you having to stay in a hospital overnight. With our years of experience in providing urgent care, you can be assured that American Urgent Care Center is the top urgent care center Tarzana can offer.
What is a Skin Lesion?
Put in simple words; a skin lesion is any abnormal bump, lump, sore, or colored area that develops on the skin, appearing different than the surrounding skin. These skin lesions may appear due to various reasons including infection, allergic reactions, genetics, cancer, skin diseases, inflammation of blood vessels, etc. It is important for you to consult a professional to examine a lesion to ensure that any possible medical condition is properly diagnosed and treated. A lesion may be indicative of a more serious condition in some cases.
There are two types of skin lesions – primary lesions and secondary lesions. Primary skin lesions are those which are present since birth or those which are acquired or developed as you grow older. On the other hand, secondary skin lesions are lesions which are formed as a result of manipulated or irritated primary skin lesions. For example, if you have a mole and you scratch it and it starts bleeding, then the crust that develops afterward is now considered a secondary skin lesion.
While most skin lesions do not pose a threat and are benign, there are some which may be indicative of skin cancer or which may already be cancerous. Some of these lesions include certain moles as well as actinic keratosis. Your doctor will examine your lesion, and run a few tests to determine the nature of your skin lesion.
What is the Procedure for Removing a Skin Lesion?
At American Urgent Care Center, we provide skin lesion removal procedures using electrosurgery. This involves the use of a Bovie machine which can emit high-frequency electric current to heat the concerned area of the skin, thereby allowing the cutting of the tissue with accuracy and precision.
The procedure itself takes no more than a few minutes and is virtually painless. During the entire procedure, our staff will be there to guide you every step of the way to ensure your comfort and safety.
What is Recovery After the Procedure Like?
At American Urgent Care Center, we provide skin lesion removal procedures that require no downtime and are carried out as an outpatient procedure. This means that you do not have to stay overnight at a hospital or clinic after your procedure. You are free to carry on with your daily routine and go back to work, school or home.
Electrosurgery, as used for skin lesion removal at our facility, as a procedure itself is virtually painless. You may feel mild discomfort during and after the procedure, and this is completely normal. Your doctor may provide you with pain medication to alleviate any discomfort and may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent any infection in the treated area during the healing period. It is advised that you keep the concerned area clean and dry until it is completely healed.
Am I a Candidate for Skin Lesion Removal?
If you identify with any of the following, then you may be an ideal candidate for skin lesion removal. Make sure you consult a qualified professional first before making any decision:
- You have an abnormal growth such as lumps, bumps, moles, warts, sores, skin tags, skin abscess, and more, on any area of your skin.
- You have noticed changes in a primary skin lesion. In such cases, it may be critical to have a mole or growth removed as soon as possible as it could be indicative of a more complex and severe condition.
- You have skin lesions that may present a medical concern. For example, they could be cancerous or precancerous.
- You have skin lesions that present cosmetic concerns.
Why Choose American Urgent Care Center for Skin Lesion Removal?
With years of experience in the urgent care industry, the team of medical professionals at American Urgent Care Center are fully-equipped with the best staff and also state-of-the-art tools and equipment. The facility itself is extremely well-maintained, clean, hygienic, and modern to ensure that all our patients feel safe and comfortable.
We are dedicated to providing unmatched healthcare to our community, and for years, we have been able to consistently do precisely this thanks to the passion and hard work of our staff. Our ever-growing list of happy and loyal patients keep coming back to us for any urgent care they require because they know that we provide quality care every single time.
Our staff will ensure your comfort and answer any questions that you may have regarding your skin lesion removal procedure so that you understand exactly what is going on and feel assured and confident in your treatment. For the best skin lesion removal in Tarzana, all you have to do is pay American Urgent Care Center a visit and we will take care of the rest.