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Cosmetic Dermatology

Shave Excision

The shave excision is a simple local anesthesia technique to remove skin lesions that rise above the skin surface. A scalpel or blade is used to surgically “shave off” the elevated portion of the lesion which leaves a scrape in place of the lesion. This scrape heals exactly the same as a razor cut that occurs from too close of a shave.

This procedure is commonly used for moles, warts, keratoses, scars, and other benign skin lesions.


Treatment results will vary, talk to a practitioner to see if this treatment or procedure is right for you.

Conditions treated by Shave Excision

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