Excision is a surgical procedure with potential complications like any other surgery. It is very important to understand the risks before you proceed with the excision.
Shave biopsy or excision is a procedure where the skin is shaved with a blade parallel to its surface. Only the top layer of skin is removed, which leaves a raw, "grazed" area. This normally heals well with minimal scarring and no stitches. Shave excision can be especially useful for raised lesions like dermal moles, seborrhoeic keratoses and skin tags.