Skin Lesions: What Are They and How Can You Remove Them?

In this blog post, we’ll explore the different types of skin lesions we see here at The Door W4 and have experience in removing. This guide does not act as a diagnosis, you should always ensure you consult a trained dermatologist or general practitioner before attempting to get a lesion removed.

What Are Skin Lesions?

Have you ever found a new mark on your skin and wondered what it is? An area of skin that differs from the skin around it is known as a skin lesion and these can include moles, skin-tags, cysts and more. Skin lesions, whilst often completely normal, can impact an individual’s confidence and can also affect daily life by causing pain, discomfort or by catching on clothing. Many people, therefore, decide to come to us to get them removed and help improve their quality of life.

Most benign (non-cancerous) lesions are harmless and can be left alone but it’s important not to self-diagnose and to get any skin lesions you’re concerned about checked by a qualified professional.

Skin Lesion Removal

Skin Lesion Removals at The Door W4

What Are the Different Types of Skin Lesion?


Dermatofibromas (also known as fibrous histiocytomas) are a common skin lesion. They are usually, but not always, caused by acute trauma to the area such as an insect bite and the nodules sit on the surface of the skin in the epidermis. They are most commonly seen in patients between the ages of 20-40.

Our experienced doctors are able to remove these lesions using either radio surgery or traditional surgical methods. This procedure is performed under local anaesthetic where the nodule is precisely cut out of the skin with minimal scarring left afterwards.


Benign Moles

Benign moles, otherwise known as melanocytic naevi, are characterised by their brownish colour and even borders. They are often present from birth, but they can occur later in life for a number reasons including  genetics, sun exposure, medications and immune exposure.

These can be removed surgically by one of our expert doctors either by radiosurgery, PLEXR soft surgery or traditional surgical methods. These procedures are all performed under local anaesthetic.

Benign Mole Removal

Papillomas (Warts & Verrucas)

Papillomas or squamous cell papillomas are often known as verrucas and warts when they are on found the skin. They are often caused by human papilomavirus (HPV) but they are not cancerous. These lesions can be removed with radio surgery or PLEXR soft surgery. The procedure is conducted using local anaesthetic and the lesion is vaporised using heat which destroys the virus within.

Wart Removal

Skin Tags

Skin tags are small growths that form on the skin usually as a result of the skin rubbing together or the folds of the skin causing friction. These lesions are often confused with papillomas but they are different. Skintags can be easily removed using radiosurgery or PLEXR soft surgery, the area is numbed using local anaesthetic and the lesions are vaporised using heat.

Skin Tag Removal

Seborrheic Keratosis

Sometimes referred to as senile warts, seborrheic keratosis are waxy looking lesions that are slightly raised on the surface of the skin. These lesions are very common and are caused by a number of different reasons including sunburn, skin friction and genetics. This type of lesion can be removed using radio surgery or PLEXR soft surgery where the area is numbed and the lesion is removed using heat.

seborrheic keratosis

Cherry Angiomas

Cherry angiomas are a type of vascular lesion, they appear like small red spots or moles on the skin. Often you may have more than one visible on the body at any one time. They form in adulthood and are non-cancerous meaning they are safe to remove. This type of lesion can be removed with radio surgery under local anaesthetic.

Cherry angiomas


Lipomas are fatty lumps that form under the skin, they are often soft to touch. These lesions are harmless and are usually found on any areas where you have fat cells on the bodies. They are easily removed surgically by our doctors who use their expert knowledge to excise the lipoma from the skin. The area is numbed with local anaesthetic to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.

Lipomas Removal

Sebaceous Cysts

Sebaceous cysts are lumps under the skin that are filled with sebum fluid. They are harmless and can be removed by traditional surgery. During removal the area is numbed and the cyst cut open and drained of the fluid inside.

Sebaceous cysts

Skin Lesion Removal Practitioners

Dr. Sarah Jenkins

Dr. Sarah Jenkins

During 9 years of postgraduate training and education, Dr. Jenkins has delved into various surgical and medical specialties, including Obstetrics & Gynaecology, General Surgery, and Otolaryngology (ENT).

Miss Natasha Berridge

Miss Natasha Berridge

Miss Berridge is a well-respected and experienced Oral, Maxillofacial & Aesthetic Surgeon with a focus on Facial Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.

Dr. Julia Coelho

Dr. Julia Coelho

Dr Julia Coelho is a highly respected professional that's sought after nationally and internationally for her work in Medical Aesthetics and Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have a skin lesion that's impacting your self esteem or daily life, book a consultation with us today to explore your removal options in a respected clinic with top-of-their-field practitioners, state-of-the-art technology and years of experience.


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