Once it’s confirmed that the lesion is not skin cancer, the top 3 reasons people give for having their SKs removed are:
To improve appearance: Some SKs are unsightly and grow larger, thicker, darker, and scalier over time. Because SK is often associated with “old age,” many people want them removed in order to maintain a youthful appearance.
To relieve symptoms: Some lesions become irritated and may bleed because of repeated rubbing on clothing (or jewelry, or seat-belts, etc.) or because they become itchy, and scratching them makes them bleed.
To eliminate inconvenience: Some lesions interfere with normal daily activities, such as shaving, or are annoying because they are in a location that rubs against clothing, such as a bra or belt.