Removal may be done easily in the office by numbing with local anesthetic and snipping with small sterile scissors, cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen, or cautery.
The method of removal will depend on the provider’s evaluation of the depth, location, and number of lesions, as well as the patient’s skin type, age, and other characteristics (including possibly the pathology results of a biopsy).
If you would like a benign growth removed, please be aware that an evaluation is required. This evaluation will be considered an office visit and may be covered by insurance. However, the actual removal of benign growths is typically NOT covered by insurance. There is no way to prevent the return of treated growths or the development of new growths.