Skin cancers including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma can be surgically removed right in your dermatologist's office with just a few injections of local anesthesia. Other lesions such as birthmarks, moles, cysts, and some keloids are also surgically removed under local anesthesia. You will be able to drive home after the procedure. Make sure to take it easy for the first 24 hours afterward as the risk of bleeding is highest during this time. All surgery heals by scarring. To heal with minimal scarring, taking Vitamin C 2-5000 mg a day for three months after the surgery provides the best results.