Cosmetic Excision

Cosmetic Excision

Cosmetic Excision in Birmingham, Ann Arbor and Detroit

Cosmetic Excision 

During a cosmetic excision, we use careful surgical techniques to remove skin lesions and restore an even skin tone and texture. 

Cosmetic excision uses simple surgical techniques to remove unwanted skin lesions. Whether they are causing discomfort or you would like to achieve clear, even skin, excision is an appropriate solution. The results are visible immediately, and you can expect them to last a lifetime.

The Procedure



What Cosmetic Excision treats

  • Moles
  • Skin tags
  • Cysts
  • Other skin lesions

Procedure time

Up to 30 minutes

Recovery time 

Minimal downtime is required although the treatment area itself will require special care and attention for about one week until it heals.


The results will be visible immediately, and they will become more noticeable as the treatment area heals. Results from cosmetic excision will be permanent.

Does Cosmetic Excision Leave a Scar?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to guarantee a “scar-less” excision treatment. While any excision technique will result in scarring, Dr. Boyd is meticulous in his technique in order to keep any scarring to a minimum. Oftentimes, strategies can be used to conceal the scar and make it as discreet as possible.

How Long Does it Take for Skin to Heal After Cosmetic Excision?

Your healing process will vary depending on the location and size of your treatment area. In most cases, patients can resume most activity while expecting the skin to heal within a week.

Am I A Good Candidate for Cosmetic Excision?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of a mole, skin tag or similar skin lesion, cosmetic excision may be an appropriate treatment option. The best way to find out if cosmetic excision treatments are right for you is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Charles Boyd. During your consultation, you can discuss your needs and develop a personalized treatment plan that will deliver the best possible results. We offer cosmetic excision in our BOYD offices in Ann Arbor and Birmingham, Michigan, contact us today to get started!