Skin Lesions

Skin Lesions

A skin lesion is an abnormal bump, lump, sore or area of discoloration on the skin. Common skin lesions include moles, freckles, warts and acne. Skin lesions can be either benign (such as a freckle) or malignant (such as a tumor or precancerous mole).
Skin lesions can be primary or secondary. Primary skin lesions are typically present at birth or develop over time and include birthmarks and rashes. Secondary skin lesions are the result of irritated skin such as a scar or ulcer. Since skin lesions can be hereditary, the result of an allergy or caused by a skin infection, it’s important to see a doctor to have the lesion evaluated and diagnosed.

Diagnosis of skin lesions is based on the patient’s history, characteristics of the lesion and where on the body it appears. Your ENT physician will determine whether a skin lesion is benign or malignant to decide whether surgery or other treatment is necessary.

Lake Jackson ENT specializes in suspected or confirmed cases of skin cancer on the face, scalp, ears and neck. Dr. Herrera reconstructs defects with advancement and rotational flaps as well as skin and cartilage grafts with the goal of complete resection of cancer and the best possible functional and cosmetic outcomes.

If you have a suspicious looking or bothersome skin lesion, be sure to have it evaluated by an ENT physician. You and your doctor can work together to determine the safest and most effective treatment plan for you. With Lake Jackson ENT, you can rest assured that you have the best team of physicians evaluating and treating your condition.