What is the benefit of treatment for skin lesions by McKinney, TX area dermatologist?

Dr. Bryan Selkin is a dermatologist in McKinney, TX at the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery. His practice provides a wide range of services for new and existing patients in the area, including the treatment of various skin concerns. This includes lesions, moles, skin tags, and other growths on the skin of the body. There are benefits to having these lesions assessed by a dermatologist and treated according to one’s needs.

What is a skin lesion?

A lesion on the skin may be anything from a skin tag to an area of skin cancer. It is critical that patients with unusual growths on their skin visit a dermatologist for an evaluation to ensure that the growth is not an indication of skin cancer. Skin cancer is a serious condition that should not be taken lightly, and most cases are completely treatable if diagnosed early. Dr. Bryan Selkin is a dermatologist who can assess a skin lesion and provide information as to what the lesion is and how it should be treated.

Is my skin lesion cancer?

The first concern with any type of growth on the skin is, is it skin cancer? Many of our patients come in every year for their annual skin cancer screening, which we recommend for anyone with risk factors such as a history of heavy sun exposure, blistering burns, a previous skin cancer, a high number of moles, or a family history of skin cancer. This is a proactive approach to ensuring the skin and body are healthy. Dr. Bryan Selkin encourages patients to make an appointment outside of their routine screenings if they notice any growths or changes to the shape, size, and color of these skin lesions such as moles. This may indicate abnormal skin cells in the area. It is best for patients to visit a dermatologist when they have questions about a particular lesion, and if needed a skin biopsy can be perofrmed. This is when a section of the lesion is removed and sent to a laboratory for evaluation. Lab tests will determine if there is any abnormality needing furter treatment. Once this has been done, patients will work with their dermatologist to discuss their treatment options depending on the results.

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What if my skin lesion is not cancer?

Even when it comes to non-cancer lesions, many patients may want to have these growths evaluated and removed. This is sometimes due to aesthetic purposes, especially if the growths are on the facial area; in other instances the lesions are symptomatic and itching or painful. Patients may be concerned about scarring, but using proper excision methods, our dermatological team can focus on making sure the excision leaves behind as small a scar as possible.

What are the benefits of removing skin lesions?

Benefits are:

  • Checking for abnormal cells
  • Itching, rubbing, pain, growth
  • Aesthetic purposes

Why should I visit the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery?

Patients in the areas of Flower Mound, Plano, and McKinney, TX will want to visit our practice because we have several convenient locations, provide comprehensive care under one roof with multiple Board Certified and specialty trained Dermatologists. Our team of professionals have years of combined experience in assisting others with their needs, whether it’s for medical Dermatology, surgical options, light treatments, or cosmetic treatments. Our professionals also have great respect for our patients and provide quality care.

Do you have skin lesions that are of concern to you?

Removal of these skin lesions has several benefits which should be considered. Contact your dermatologist at the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery, Dr. Bryan Selkin, and discuss the advantages of removal at our practice. We assist patients in the area of McKinney, TX and the surrounding community in achieving healthier skin and more importantly, a healthier body. Call the McKinney, TX location at 972-985-9003, located at 4701 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1B, or connect with any of our other practices in the areas of Plano, Flower Mound, TX for comprehensive care. We are always accepting of new or existing patients into our practices for the care patients deserve with a dermatologist they can trust!

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Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery is committed to helping patients achieve healthy and beautiful skin. Our dedicated team is comprised of Dr. Bryan Selkin MD, FAAD, Board Certified in Dermatology; Gilbert Selkin, MD, DMD, Board Certified Maxillofacial Surgeon; John “Jay” Wofford MD, FAAD, Board Certified Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist; M. David Meyer MD, FAAD, Board Certified Dermatologist; Janet Y. Li MD, FAAD Board Certified Dermatologist & Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon, Sam Awan, MD, FAAD, Board Certified Dermatologist; Trisha J. Patel MD, FAAD Board Certified Dermatologist; Howard Steinman MD, FAAD - Board Certified Dermatologist, Mohs Surgeon; Nicholas R. Snavely MD, FAAD - Board Certified Dermatologist Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon, an expert in the prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancer, as well as advanced reconstruction; and Caitlin Farmer, MD – Board Eligible Dermatologist