Excisions are used to remove both benign and malignant skin growths, such as moles, cysts, lipomas, and some skin cancers. Excisions are performed in our office, under local anesthesia, and take about 30 minutes to be done. Excisions are used to remove large or deep skin lesions/cancers, and therefore involve placement of sutures that need to be removed after 7-14 days. Following an excision, patients are bandaged and required to keep the area dry for 24 hours. Daily care includes washing the area with gentle soap and water, application of a topical antibiotic ointment, and applying a bandage. We recommend that patients avoid heavy bending or lifting, intense exercise, and going in hot tubs/pools to prevent the surgical site from being compromised or infected.


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!

Raven C.

“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. “

Veronica S.

“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.

Mary H.