Local anesthesia injection technique for aesthetic removal of dermal nevi

J Cosmet Dermatol. 2016 Dec;15(4):559-560. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12240. Epub 2016 Jun 22.


Dermatologists should be aware of the surgical techniques that reduce the level of skin distortion following biopsy procedures. (1) a dilution of lidocaine with bacteriostatic 0.9% sodium chloride and (2) injection of the solution directly into the nevus. The nevus balloons in size and shape and becomes tenser resulting in a change in the skin level permitting for easy shave. Good injection technique of anesthesia may represent a simple, but important means to improve postoperative cosmetic outcomes.

Keywords: anesthesia; injection; nevi; nevus.

MeSH terms

  • Anesthetics, Local / administration & dosage*
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intralesional
  • Lidocaine / administration & dosage*
  • Nevus / surgery*
  • Skin Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Sodium Chloride / administration & dosage


  • Anesthetics, Local
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Lidocaine