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Skin Lesions Specialist

Central Jersey Hand Surgery

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeons located in Eatontown, Freehold, & Toms River, NJ

Skin lesions such as warts, moles, and skin cancer are common concerns on your upper extremities. Fortunately, the specialists at Central Jersey Hand Surgery, with offices in Eatontown, and Toms River, New Jersey, offer expert diagnosis and customized treatment for skin lesions, including state-of-the-art excision procedures. If you have a lesion on the delicate skin of your hand, wrist, or arm, call Central Jersey Hand Surgery or make an appointment online today.

Skin Lesions Q & A

What are skin lesions?

Skin lesions are abnormal growths, nodules, or patches of rough skin. They can develop anywhere on your skin, but are often found on your hands, arms, and shoulders as the skin on these body parts is most often exposed to potential infections like viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Additionally, your upper extremities get a lot of sun exposure, which increases your risk of skin cancer. While rare, it's also possible to develop diabetic ulcers on your hands.

Some common types of benign skin lesions include:

  • Warts
  • Moles
  • Nodules
  • Keloids
  • Boils 
  • Eczema
  • Impetigo
  • Psoriasis
  • Sebaceous cysts
  • Actinic keratosis

You should also check your skin regularly for signs of malignant skin lesions such as moles that change shape, size, or color, pale patches of skin, or waxy, translucent bumps. You might also have a spot of scaly skin that bleeds easily or a sore that doesn't seem to heal. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, but with early detection and treatment, it’s also easily treated.

When should I talk to a doctor about skin lesions?

If you have an abnormal growth or another type of skin lesion, you should talk to a doctor. For example, if you have a skin cancer lesion on your upper extremities, especially if it's on your hand or wrist, you should consult with a specialist hand surgeon about removal procedures. Additionally, if you have a benign skin lesion but are troubled by its appearance, you should seek expert treatment. 

With so many critical nerves and tendons in your hands and wrists, you want an expert to perform any needed excision to reduce the risk of surgical injury that could severely impact your dexterity.

How are skin lesions treated?

The team at Central Jersey Hand Surgery performs delicate surgical procedures to remove skin lesions, including skin cancer. They are skilled at limiting potential damage to the surrounding tissue, while completing removing the skin lesion or cancer. 

There's little margin for error when it comes to surgery on your hands, wrists, and arms, so you should seek the most trained and experienced hand surgeons. 

Call Central Jersey Hand Surgery or make an appointment online today to talk to one of the expert hand surgeons about skin lesion removal.