The skin can sometimes present formations that require analysis by a specialist to see if they can be removed and if they are suspicious, further investigated by histological examination.
Moles (or nevi) are pigmented lesions of the skin and mucous membranes. Moles appear as flat or raised roundish spots. There are many types, but most moles are harmless and benign. However, some types of nevi can degenerate and give rise to tumours, such as melanoma. Lipomas, on the other hand, are benign tumours formed by fatty tissue enclosed in a capsule. A cyst, on the other hand, is a cavity, a sac, which contains liquid and semi-solid material. Cysts are round in shape and can disappear on their own, but in some cases require surgical removal. These lesions can be unsightly and sometimes, if they are located in particular areas, they also cause discomfort for the patient. Before proceeding with the removal of a lesion, it is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the type of lesion. Only after the diagnosis is made can removal of the lesion for aesthetic purposes be considered, as well as which technology to use to minimise the results.