What Does It Involve?

Most skin lesions such as moles, skin tags and cysts are non-cancerous.  These lesions are situated at different levels of the skin and take on different appearances. Nevi or moles are lesion on the superficial level of skin.  They can either be from birth ‘congenital” or appear later on in life.  They can be raised, flat, pigmented or of skin colour. Most of these lesions are benign but changes in them should always be checked.

One may be concerned with changes such as colour or size or simply dislike the appearance or position on the body. The lesion can be removed under local anaesthetic and if there is any concern, the specimen can be sent to a laboratory for examination under a microscope.

Deeper lesions like a sebaceous cyst and lipoma are common which are present as a small lump with normal skin on the top.  Treatment is surgical.

Even though most of the above procedures will be covered by health insurance, some policy will classify the removal of lesions as cosmetic surgery.  It is worthwhile to check with your provider prior to consultation and treatment.  Consultation and treatment can take place on the same day under local anaesthetic with authorization from the provider. Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe  practices within the limits of the major insurance companies.

After Surgery

Post operative pain is usually minimal. Sutures are usually removed in 4 to 6 days from the face and 7 to 10 days from other parts of the body. Scars may be red and lumpy initially, but eventually soften and fade with time.

Before and After Images

Skin Lesion Before and After ImageL



I am very satisfied as Mr Ho-Asjoe is very patient and takes the time to consider what’s best for the patient, respecting their needs, unlike other doctors I have seen. I have had a great experience and would happily refer friends and family to him.


Doctor Mark is one of the best surgeon. Can’t complain about the result, simply perfect.


Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe did my tummy tuck on the 13/4/17. Before surgery he explained the procedure and showed me pictures of surgeries he undertook. He clearly informed that i may have scarring after the operation, however I am please with the result. After the surgery Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe reassured me that if there were any problems I should contact him immediately any time of the day, which i found reassuring and alleviated any anxieties i may have had. The after care received was top notch and will definitely use him again for any future operation(s).


Mark is the consummate professional and will never entertain any unnecessary surgery. He is kind and considerate and listens. His skills are second to non and attention to detail, perfect. A wonderful experience which you can rarely say when having surgery.

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