Skin Lesion Removal

The appearance of a mole or skin lesion can be concerning, especially when you live in Australia where skin cancer risk is high. Fortunately, many of those skin markings are benign and not a serious medical concern. However, they can become a cosmetic nuisance if they are in a visible area. They can also be a source of irritation if they appear in an area where clothing or jewelry commonly cause friction. These issues often lead individuals to seek removal of benign skin lesions to improve their appearance and their comfort level. At Kaya Cosmedica, we offer a variety of options in skin lesion removal in Melbourne to help our patients enhance their appearance and their self-confidence.

Treatment Options for Skin Lesions

No two skin lesions are identical and different therapies may be necessary to remove the various markings and produce the best possible cosmetic results. At Kaya Cosmedica, we perform the following procedures:


This treatment is probably the most common option for treating all types of skin lesions and moles in Melbourne. The process uses an electrical current to remove the marking without the need to cut into the skin. Kaya Cosmedica offers the Hyfrecator for this purpose, which is a safe, effective electric needle that removes the lesion with minimal trauma to surrounding skin and tissue. Procedures may be done using a local aesthetic to ensure your comfort level throughout and often take just a few minutes to complete. Scarring is usually minimal after this treatment, depending on the size and depth of the lesion.

Chemical Peels

Some flat lesions, such as seborrheic keratosis that are flush with the skin’s surface, can be eliminated using chemical peels. We offer treatments ranging from superficial to deep peels, allowing us to tailor your procedure to your precise needs. These treatments use a chemical solution to remove the outer skin layers, which also removes the marking. Recovery depends on the depth of the peel, with deeper peels requiring some downtime to allow the skin to heal completely.

Lesions We Treat

With a variety of treatment options at our disposal, we can eliminate many different types of skin lesions and moles. The most common types of benign lesions seen at Kaya Cosmedica include:

Cherry Angiomas

Cherry Angiomas are common bright red domed vascular lesions, which can occur as single or in multiple. They are mainly found on the trunk. They usually appear around the age of 30 and increase over the years. Small Cherry Angiomas can be safely removed with electrodesiccation using our Hyfrecator, which heats the tissue, allowing for the lesion to be removed without cutting the skin.

Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic Keratosis may be brown, grey, black or flesh-coloured. They can be flat or resemble a rough raised lesion like a wart that is located on the face or body. The flat spots are usually on sun-exposed areas such as the face, chest, arms and legs. The raised lesions are typically inherited and are found on the scalp, face or trunk. Clinical examination by Dr Khinda is performed before treatment to rule out a diagnosis of melanoma. Treatment includes electrodesiccation, which allows the lesion to be removed without cutting the skin. Flat keratosis can also be addressed with chemical peels.

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

Dermatosis papulosa nigra are tiny brown/black lesions often seen on the cheeks, temples, neck and chest. They are more common in people with pigmented skin. There is a genetic predisposition to the conditions, and they tend to increase with age. The most common treatment is electrodesiccation and curettage, where the lesions are gently heated and wiped off the skin. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve full results.

Skin Tags

Skin tags are benign, soft, flesh-like bumps found on the neck, underarms, groin and eyelids. These are very common and increase in number as we age. They are usually asymptomatic but may become irritated with persistent friction. For example, a skin tag on the neck may prohibit you from wearing some types of jewellery. Skin tags can be removed with the Hyfrecator, with the use of local anaesthesia to ensure your comfort.

Sebaceous Gland Hyperplasia

Sebaceous gland hyperplasia are enlarged oil glands located on the face. They are yellow to pink in colour and common in people with oily skin. These can be removed with a Hyfrecator. Anaesthesia is applied first, and the lesion is carefully heated and removed without cutting the dermis. Topical retinoids and salicylic acid chemical peels can help to control this condition.

Benign Moles

Benign moles are common and usually asymptomatic. These can be removed with surgical excision or electrodesiccation, depending on the characteristics of the mole. A local anaesthetic is injected to make the procedure more comfortable. If the mole is causing symptoms such as itchiness, tenderness or changes in appearance, a biopsy is required to ensure that it is benign before removal.

Fibrous Papules

Fibrous papules are firm dome-shaped, skin-coloured lesions that most commonly occur on the nose but can appear elsewhere on the face. It is firmer than a skin-coloured mole. They are harmless, but they will persist if not treated. These lesions can be removed with local anaesthesia, and electrodesiccation.

If you have a skin lesion or mole that is concerning you, the staff at Kaya Cosmedica can help. Our skills and focus on minimising scarring help to ensure our patients receive the best cosmetic results from their procedures. To find out which treatment will work the best for you, contact Kaya Cosmedica today on 03 9329 9991.

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