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Skin Biopsy and Mole Removal in Santa Monica

 
If you’ve developed an abnormal growth on the skin such as a changing mole or wart, you may be a candidate for a minor skin surgery to remove the mole or skin growth under local anesthetic. Some moles can cause symptoms, whereas others are cosmetically unappealing or medically concerning for a skin cancer. As an expert board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Karamanoukian provides expertise in skin biopsy and skin surgery as in-office procedures at Kare Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Center.
 
Our experts include a board-certified pathologist who can examine your mole under a microscope to determine whether there is any cancer risk. In addition, our office-based laser treatments can help minimize scarring after your skin biopsy. If you are concerned about a mole or skin growth and wish to have a skin biopsy performed, call our office at 310-998-5533 to speak to a team member directly.
 
How do I know if I need a skin surgery? Mole removal or minor skin surgeries are an ideal method to remove pre-cancerous or cancerous skin growths and benign moles that have arisen on the skin. You may need skin surgery to treat or remove any of the following types of lesions:
 
  • Warts
  • Moles
  • Cysts
  • Keloids
  • Skin cancer
  • Lipomas
 
Most of our treatments are performed in office and require local anesthetic only. Downtime is usually minimal with a quick recovery thereafter. We will recommend a scar treatment protocol after your skin biopsy to minimize scars.