Conveniently located to serve Boston, MA

Facing an unexpected situation requiring foreign body removal can be stressful. At Westford Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Boston, MA, we specialize in safely and effectively removing various foreign bodies and skin lesions. Our team of experienced dermatologists is committed to providing high-quality care, ensuring your health and comfort throughout the process.


Undergoing professional foreign body removal offers numerous benefits, including:
Minimized risk of infection: Proper removal and sterilization techniques reduce the risk of infection.
Reduced scarring: Expert techniques ensure minimal post-surgical marks.
Quick recovery: Our procedures are designed for swift healing, allowing you to resume your daily activities promptly.

Common Conditions Treated

We treat a range of conditions, including:

  • Lipomas
  • Pilar, epidermoid, and sebaceous cysts
  • Benign and malignant skin lesions
  • Lacerations
  • Skin tags and warts through cryotherapy
    Actinic keratosis through electrodesiccation and curettage

Procedure Details

Excision of lipoma

This minor surgical procedure is aimed at removing lipomas, which are soft, movable under-the-skin fatty tumors that are generally benign. While lipomas are usually not harmful, their removal can relieve discomfort, especially if they grow large or are located in areas that cause pain or aesthetic concern.

Excision of pilar, epidermoid, and sebaceous cysts

Often filled with keratin or sebum, these cysts can become unsightly or uncomfortable. Our surgical removal process not only addresses these concerns but also examines the cysts to ensure they are not indicative of more serious health issues. The goal is to relieve discomfort and improve the skin’s appearance.

Excision of benign and malignant skin lesions

Removing skin lesions, whether benign (like moles) or malignant (such as skin cancer), is crucial to maintaining skin health. This procedure allows for a thorough examination of the removed tissue, which is essential for detecting potential malignancies early and providing peace of mind.

Laceration repair

We use advanced suturing techniques to repair cuts and tears in the skin with precision. It ensures a reduced risk of infection and quicker healing and focuses on achieving aesthetically pleasing results with minimal scarring.

Cryotherapy of skin lesions

Cryotherapy is a fast and effective method for removing warts, skin tags, and certain types of keratoses. It involves freezing the lesion with liquid nitrogen, causing it to fall off, leaving behind healthier-looking skin.

Electrodesiccation and curettage (ED&C)

This procedure is particularly effective for removing superficial skin cancers and precancerous growths like actinic keratoses. It involves scraping away the lesion layer by layer and using electricity to control bleeding and kill any remaining cancer cells. ED&C showcases our commitment to our patients’ health and aesthetic well-being, offering a balance between effective cancer treatment and cosmetic consideration.

Recovery and Post-Procedure Care

Recovery times vary based on the procedure, but most patients experience quick healing. We provide detailed care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. For an even smoother recovery, consider these additional tips:

  • Follow all aftercare instructions: Adhering to our post-treatment advice is crucial.
  • Clean and protect the treated area: Prevent infection and protect healing skin by gently cleaning the treated area as recommended and avoiding sun exposure.
  • Stay hydrated: Proper hydration supports overall skin health and recovery.
  • Rest: Give your body the time it needs to heal, especially in the first few days post-procedure.
  • Avoid strenuous activities: Limiting physical activity reduces the risk of disrupting the healing process.

Consultation Process

Your journey begins with a comprehensive consultation at Westfordr Dermatology & Cosmetic Center. We will assess your condition, discuss your treatment options, and develop a personalized plan tailored to your needs.

Contact Us to Learn More

For more information about foreign body removal, consult with us at Westchford Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Boston, MA. Our team is led by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Steven Franks, who has over 30 years of experience in the field. We are here to address your concerns and guide you through the different procedures for removing foreign bodies and skin issues with expertise and compassion. Contact us today to book your appointment.

Your procedure will be performed by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Steven Franks in Boston, MS.

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