Benign skin lesions are growths or changes in the skin that are not cancerous and do not pose a serious health risk. These injuries are common and can appear in different parts of the body. The good news is that such lesions can be treated with lasers to restore the skin’s health and beauty. You want to know more? Keep reading.
Most common types of benign skin lesions
Some of the most common benign lesions are the following:
- Moles (nevus). They are spots or bumps on the skin that can vary in size, shape and color. Most moles are benign, but it is important to monitor any changes in their size, shape or color, as this could indicate a possible risk of transformation into malignant melanoma.
- Warts (verrucae vulgaris). They are small skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can appear on different parts of the body, such as the hands, feet, face or genitals.
- Seborrheic keratosis. They are benign lesions that generally present as round or oval dark brown or black spots. They are usually flat or slightly raised and may appear on areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck or trunk.
- Epidermal cysts. They are round, soft bumps that form under the skin. These cysts are filled with a semi-solid material and can appear anywhere on the body.
- Lipomas. They are benign tumors composed of fatty tissue. They usually present as soft, mobile bumps under the skin.
- Angiomas. They are benign growths made up of abnormal blood vessels. They can vary in shape and size, and often appear as red or purplish spots on the skin.
These are just a few examples of benign skin lesions. It is important to note that, although these lesions are not usually cancerous, it is advisable to consult a specialist doctor such as Dr. María Fernanda Benavides to obtain an accurate diagnosis and ensure that the lesion is not malignant or requires some type of treatment.
How are benign skin lesions treated with laser? How many sessions can last?
Laser treatment of benign skin lesions may vary depending on the type of lesion and the individual characteristics of the patient. Laser is an effective treatment option for many benign lesions due to its ability to selectively target the affected tissue and treat it without damaging surrounding tissue.
The duration of laser treatment may vary depending on the injury and the individual response of each patient. Some injuries may require a single session, while others may require multiple sessions spaced over time to obtain optimal results.
Do you have benign lesions on your skin that you want to get rid of? At Benavides Aesthetic Medicine we have advanced treatments to make your skin look beautiful and radiant. Contact us for more information.