There are several skin lesions that are very common and benign (non-cancerous).
These conditions include moles, skin tags and seborrheic keratoses.
Requests for removal are usually due to cosmetic reasons.
Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups.
Skin tag is a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk. Skin tags are not dangerous. They are usually found on the neck, chest, back, armpits, under the breasts, or in the groin area. Skin tags appear most often in women, especially with weight gain, and in elderly people.
Skin tags usually don’t cause any pain. However, they can become irritated if anything, such as clothing or jewelry, rubs them.
Our doctor can remove a mole/skin tag/seborrheic keratosis by electrosurgery (burning it off with an electric current).
This is a simple and quick procedure. Discomfort is reduced by application of a topical numbing cream 15 minutes prior to the procedure.