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What is it? The lesion is scraped off the surface of the skin using a special surgical blade. Because only the surface layer is removed, there is a small chance that the skin lesion may return in the future.

Is a local anaesthetic injection necessary? Yes. The lesion is first numbed with local anaesthetic then shaved off.

Does it leave scar? Yes, all techniques will cause some scarring, albeit minimal in this case. After the procedure, the wound is then sealed off using electrosurgery so no stitches are required.

What is the healing time? Average healing time is between 1-3 weeks, depending on the size and the location of the wound.

How long does it take? This technique is relatively quick to do, and the procedure usually takes 15-30 minutes. Longer treatment time may be necessary for bigger lesions.

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