minor surgery

 Minor Skin Surgery


Minor skin surgery is a procedure usually carried out under a local anaesthetic to treat benign or malignant skin lesions. These are routine office based procedures which may or may not involve suturing. The procedure that we can arrange to be carried out include

  • Curettage or scraping of the skin
  • Shave biopsies
  • Punch or incisional biopsies
  • Excision biopsies
  • Subcision

Excluding subcision , all the above procedures  involve taking a piece of skin through different methods such as scraping, shaving or cutting out a piece of skin (Punch/Incisional/Excisional biopsies). This is either for a diagnostic purpose or also to remove for example an irritating benign lesion such as a skin tag or benign mole or for removal of a suspicious mole or a skin lesion. All moles or suspicious lesions removed are sent for microscopic examination to a pathology lab for confirmation of the diagnosis.

Subcision is a procedure carried out to improve the depressed scars produced after an inflammatory condition such as acne. It can be used to improve chicken pox scars or small depressed scars due to trauma. This involves the use of needle under a local anaesthetic, which is introduced under the skin and the tip of the needle is used to break the scars to help release the tethered skin which leads to improvement in the appearance of the scars .

Cryotherapy is the procedure where liquid nitrogen spray is used to freeze the skin tissue leading to tissue destruction. This is used to treat benign lesions such as skin tags, warts and seborrheic keratosis and also minor sun damage known as actinic keratosis.


Lumps and bumps that can be treated with skin surgery may include:

Moles, Warts, Skin tags, Milia, Seborrheic keratosis, Solar keratosis, Cysts, Haemangiomas or red spots and Molluscum contagiosum and others.

Skin And  Aesthetics  Treatments

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Benign lesions
  • Lumps and Bumps
  • Melasma
  • Molluscum
  • Sun Damage
  • Sun spots, Liver spots
  • Warts
  • Lines and Wrinkles
  • Temporary Fillers
  • Scar treatment
  • Facial Augmentation
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Pigmentation

01604 451200

The Abington Clinic, Beech Avenue, Northampton, NN3 2JG


01296 714504

Horn Street Clinic, 24 Horn Street, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3AL


Popular Procedures

These popular skin and aesthetic procedures are minimally invasive treatments and are used to correct flaws in the skin which inherently may not be harmful but are treated to improve the appearance or correct a disfigurement such as wrinkles, scars, annoying and irritating benign lesions such as moles and skin tags.

Meet Dr. Goel
  • Minor surgery for removal of benign lesions
  • Lines and Wrinkles
  • Injectable fillers for facial enhancement
  • Scar treatment
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Mole check

Our Locations

The Abington Clinic
Beech Avenue, 
 Northampton, NN3 2JG
Horn Street Clinic
24, Horn Street Clinic, 
Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3AL