Skin tags, or fibrous polyps, are small pouches of normal skin that protrude from the skin surface on a narrow stalk. They are usually soft and tend to be flesh colored or slightly pigmented. Occurring singly or in multiples, the most common locations are around the neck, within the armpits or groin area, under the breasts or other truncal areas, and on the eyelids or cheeks. They may be mistaken for moles, warts, or other benign skin growths Skin tags may enlarge, and may become irritated by clothing or by daily activities.
Moles, also known as nevi, are benign growths of the skin. They develop from melanocytes, which are the cells that give the skin its color. Moles arise when the melanocytes grow in a cluster,
<h2>instead of being spread out uniformly in the skin. Moles can be flat or raised and vary in size from few mm’s to several cm’s. Removal is classically carried out through excision, however there are lasers that can target moles leading to better cosmetic outcome.</h2>
They can become inflamed or infected, with substantial swelling, pain, and surrounding redness. They may also be cosmetically unacceptable. The doctors at For Ever Young Clinics are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of skin lesions. It is important to establish a correct diagnosis because skin tags, moles, warts or other lesions may require different treatment(s). Clinically benign skin tags can be removed in the clinic, with the removal technique determined by the size, number, location and potential for scarring or dyspigmentation (change in color after wound healing).
Benefits of Mole Removal:
There are various benefits to this procedure, including:
- Removing protruding moles that get in the way of shaving.
- Reducing skin irritation when certain moles rub against clothing or jewelry.
- Achieving smoother, clearer skin.
- Enhancing appearance and improving self-esteem.
Most importantly, if a mole is suspected to be pre-cancerous early on, it can often be completely removed before it causes a serious health risk.