BIOPSY & CRYOSURGERY
A biopsy is used to diagnose a skin growth and involves taking a small piece of the lesion and sending it to the lab for analysis. The biopsy result gives dermatology providers more information about the diagnosis of a skin condition or the nature of skin cancer. This information allows the providers to treat skin conditions more effectively or recommend the best surgical treatment plan for skin cancer. After a biopsy patients may have a small scab or a few stitches and will keep the area covered with a bandage for a few days.
Cryosurgery is the use of liquid nitrogen to remove superficial skin growths by “freezing” or “burning” them off. We use cryosurgery to treat lesions including, skin tags, warts, seborrheic keratoses, and pre-cancerous lesions called actinic keratoses. Afterward, the skin will become irritated and may scab up. After about 1 week, the lesion should decrease in size or fall off completely. We recommend applying Vaseline to aid healing. Some lesions may need multiple treatments for them to resolve completely.
What People are Saying
“Fast, Easy, effective”
“My first experience at Beacon Dermatology was so fast, easy, and effective! George and Chelsea are helping me find a solution to treating my acne! They gave me step-by-step instructions and finally made me feel hopeful that I will have clear skin one day! I can’t recommend them enough based on their kindness!“
“Friendly and Caring staff”
“Dr Abrou was such a pleasure/treasure. He took the time to explain the procedure and made sure I was comfortable. My procedure was a few days from Christmas and it was clearly busy. He commented to one of his assistants on how much he appreciated her help during this busy time. That has to speak to his character. The staff was so friendly and caring also. Thank you to all at Beacon. I would recommend this practice for sure. “
“Attentive and very accommodating”
“Everyone at this office including the receptionist, the staff and the doctor was attentive and very accommodating. Lourdes was so kind and very capable. Dr Abrou is the consummate specialist. I am so happy that my dermatologist sent me to this office.“