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A variety of health conditions can cause lesions on the skin. Not only can sores and lesions cause health concerns, they also have an aesthetic impact when on the face, neck or exposed areas on the body. Dr. Munique Maia is a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Maia Plastic Surgery. Dr. Maia offers skin lesion removal to reduce health risks and improve the appearance of the skin for patients at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.

A skin lesion can be any growth or sore on the skin that has abnormal cells. This can include rashes, cysts, bumps, patches and sores that appear on the skin. While most skin lesions do not pose a serious risk to health, it is important to be aware of new skin lesions and ensure they are not a symptom of a more serious disease.

The majority of skin lesions are benign, but they can impact the appearance of the skin. Dr. Maia can carefully remove most types of skin lesions in an outpatient procedure with local anesthetic. Her skill in using techniques to reduce scarring and deformity to the skin and tissue is important when removing skin lesions on the face or other exposed areas.

Skin Cancer Plastic Surgery

Skin cancer is one of the most common causes of lesions, often occurring on the face and neck due to the amount of sun exposure in these areas. Some skin growths or lesions are considered pre-cancerous or higher risk for cancer and should be removed as a preventive measure. Other lesions may be cancerous and need removal before the cancer spreads. Dr. Maia works with patients and their dermatologist or medical team to remove skin lesions and skin cancer growths while protecting the aesthetics of the skin. Dr. Maia can also perform reconstruction after skin cancer removal to reduce scarring and restore the appearance of skin and features.

If you need or want a skin lesion removed but are concerned with scarring or deformity of the skin, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery in the greater Washington, DC, area to schedule an appointment. Dr. Maia can remove various types of skin lesions and cancerous growths while protecting the appearance of the skin.

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