Benign Lesion Treatment from U.S. Dermatology Partners

Learn More About Benign Skin Lesions & Possible Treatment Options

If you’ve noticed new skin growths, lumps, or bumps, chances are you’re dealing with a lesion. But, to know whether or not the lesion is benign, you’ll need to consult with a professional. At U.S. Dermatology Partners, our skilled dermatologists can partner with you to determine the type of lesion and help you decide if treatment is necessary for your condition. To get started, simply fill out our online scheduling request form, and a U.S. Dermatology Partners team member will be in touch to finalize the details of your visit.

Benign Lesion Destruction means the ablation of benign, premalignant, or malignant tissues by any method and not usually requiring closure.

What Are Benign Lesions?

Benign lesion is an umbrella term that may reference any number of non-cancerous lesions of the skin. These lesions may develop on any part of the body with soft tissue. They are classified (named) according to their specific sets of features, where they develop, and other characteristics. Determining if a lesion is non-cancerous requires an accurate diagnosis from a dermatologist.

Are there Different Types of Benign Lesions?

There are numerous different types of benign skin lesions, including nevi (birthmarks and moles), warts, scars, and tumors. They can develop in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Some of the most common types of benign skin lesions are described below.

Strawberry hemangiomas may look like a pink or red (strawberry-colored) lump. Typically, this type of birthmark protrudes from the skin and feels rubbery, but they may also develop below the skin. These birthmarks will grow for several months or longer, but eventually, the strawberry hemangioma will get smaller, softer, and lighter in color. As they grow, the hemangioma may break down and become painful, so make sure to visit a dermatologist who can help you with a treatment plan that improves comfort and diminishes healing time.Vascular Lesions

Scar Tissue Lesions


Certain warts caused by high-risk HPV types can transform into cancerous lesions over time, therefore, prompt evaluation and management by your dermatologist are critical.

Benign Growths

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Other Benign Lesions

Who Develops Benign Lesions?

Benign skin lesions may occur for people of all ages, skin tones, and genders.

What Are the Symptoms of Benign Lesions?

Each type of skin lesion has its own set of symptoms as outlined above. However, some characteristics may indicate a lesion is cancerous. By noticing these warning signs of skin cancer, you can ensure you reach out to a dermatologist for diagnosis in the earliest and most treatable stages of skin cancer.

The most common warning signs that a skin lesion is cancerous and not benign include:

What Treatments Are Available for Benign Lesions?

The majority of benign skin lesions do not require treatment. In most cases, a dermatologist will only recommend treatment if your lesion is painful, cosmetically problematic, it’s at risk of being injured or damaged, or it impedes functionality.

A range of treatments can be used to remove problematic lesions, including:

Can Benign Lesions Be Prevented?

While some skin lesions have specific factors or underlying causes that increase the risk for developing these issues, many have no specific cause, which makes them much more difficult to prevent. In order to reduce your risk for skin lesions, you should create a personalized skincare plan with the help of a knowledgeable dermatologist, minimize sun exposure, and care for any injuries or wounds as soon as they occur.

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