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Removing eyelid lesions safely and non-surgically

Eyelid lesions come in many forms, and it’s important to differentiate between those that are harmless and those that require removal. While some eyelid lesions will require surgical excision, there are many that can be easily and quickly removed using our innovative radiofrequency technology. Our dedicated team at New York Laser Vision will thoroughly evaluate your eyelids and determine if our minimally invasive procedure is right for your cosmetic and vision goals.

What are eyelid lesions?

When the tissue in the eyelid undergoes a change of some kind, a pigmented lesion can form. Most eyelid lesions are benign (harmless), but every now and then one may become malignant (cancerous) so it’s important to undergo a biopsy. Eyelid lesions can be removed if they interfere with vision, or if they are cosmetically unsightly. 

Common types of eyelid lesions include…

Seborrheic keratoses: These are benign growths that occur with the aging process, commonly arising in the eyelids. They can range in color from light brown to black. The texture of SK’s is uneven and can sometimes cause you to scratch at your eyelids, a behavior that may lead to infection if left unchecked. These types of eyelid lesions can be removed if they cause discomfort, if they are cosmetically unappealing, or if they interfere with your vision. Removed lesions are sent to biopsy to confirm they are benign.

Papilloma: These smooth, round growths that rise up from the outer skin layers of the eyelids are associated with aging and may also be called “skin tags”. Occasionally, papillomas have a fleshy, mottled appearance and are caused by viral infection in young people. While these types of eyelid lesions rarely require surgical excision, they can be removed non-invasively for cosmetic reasons.

Nevus: These are moles that frequently appear after prolonged exposure to the sun. They are generally not removed unless they interfere with vision or they become painful or itchy. Any change in the nevus should be brought to the attention of a medical profession who can biopsy it and ensure it is benign. 

Hemangioama: These benign tumors tend to occur in infancy, growing larger with time. If the hemangioama is interfering with vision, then it will need to be removed surgically by an eye doctor.

Actinic keratosis: When the eyelids are exposed for long periods of time to the sun, scaly, light-colored patches may form known as actinic keratosis (AK). These are usually benign, but they should be biopsied nonetheless.

Xanthelasma: In individuals with elevated cholesterol levels or uncontrolled diabetes, yellow-colored, fatty eyelid lesions may form, causing self-consciousness. Laser therapy or radiofrequency energy can be instrumental in removing these lesions and restoring a favorable eyelid appearance.

Skin cancer (such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, sebaceous cell carcinoma): Cancerous lesions in the eyelids are almost always caused by overexposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. These lesions run the risk of damaging your vision, so they should be removed by a medical professional. 

How are eye lesions treated?

At New York Laser Vision, we offer cutting edge, non-invasive treatments to safely remove unwanted eyelid lesions using either radiofrequency energy or laser therapy. RF energy can help stimulate collagen regrowth, which fortifies the skin’s molecular structure and helps smooth away anomalies such as lesions. Laser therapy can help to reverse the negative effects of sun damage, tighten the pores, and create a more even skin tone and texture.

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What are the benefits of treatment?

  • Reduction in irritation cause by raised eyelid bumps
  • Correction of eyelid lesions that are cosmetically unsightly
  • Stimulation of collagen and elastin reserves
  • Improved satisfaction with one’s image
  • Safe, non-invasive, non-surgical procedure

Who makes a good candidate for eye lesion removal in NYC?

If you are troubled by discoloration, bumps, itchiness or blemishes in the eyelids, contact us today to find out about our groundbreaking non-surgical treatments to help remove eyelid lesions. Patients should be mentally and physically healthy, and they should attend a private NYC consultation with our team prior to scheduling their procedure.

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What can I expect from recovery?

Our RF and laser treatments for eyelid lesions are completely non-surgical and non-invasive, so you will not experience any scarring, pain or lengthy downtimes. You will be able to return to your normal activities right away. 

Some minor redness, swelling or tenderness is to be expected after your procedure, but these symptoms will dissolve by the end of the day. Our team will check up on you after your session to make sure everything is on track and that you are happy with your results.

What is the cost for treatment?

We can give you a detailed quote at the time of your NYC consultation after evaluating your eyelid lesions in person and conducting a thorough review of your medical history. While insurance does not typically cover cosmetic procedures, eyelid lesion removal may be covered if the growths are negatively affecting your vision. You will need to check with your insurance provider.

Why choose New York Laser Vision to treat eye lesions?

New York Laser Vision is a collective of highly skilled and experienced eye care professionals who are dedicated to providing you with crystal clear vision as well as aesthetic harmony. We offer the full spectrum of treatments for the eyes, from comprehensive eye exams to vision correction and cataract removal. Every member of our team is devoted to providing an innovative, patient-centric approach in a state-of-the-art setting. 

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