Over the course of one’s life, it is normal to develop skin growths such as skin tags, dark spots and cysts, among other changes. Often, patients schedule a visit to the dermatologist because they are concerned that a new or abnormal looking skin growth could indicate cutaneous oncology, or skin cancer. When skin lesions are found not to contain cancerous cells, they are known as benign skin growths. While it is generally safe to leave this type of lesion on the skin, some patients elect to have these growths removed. Let’s explore some of the reasons why an individual might desire removal of a benign skin growth, along with treatments which may be used.
There are a number of factors which can play into a patient’s decision to leave a benign skin growth as it is, or to have it removed by their dermatologist. Non-cancerous lesions can be itchy or prone to irritation, especially if they are located in a sensitive spot or an area that one’s clothing frequently rubs against. In other cases, a patient may simply dislike how a skin growth looks, and in turn wish to have it eliminated.
If a benign skin growth bothers you for any reason, Kessel Dermatology offers a range of advanced treatments which can help improve the appearance of moles, skin tags and other undesirable lesions. These include:
*Keep in mind that the treatment of benign skin growths is considered cosmetic, and thus it is typically not covered by insurance providers.
If you are concerned about a skin growth of any sort, the dermatology professionals at Kessel Dermatology are here to offer our expertise and help you find the most appropriate treatment. We utilize advanced technologies to evaluate whether a skin spot is benign, malignant or precancerous. Further, our staff includes several outstanding dermatologic surgeons who are highly trained to perform surgical removal of both skin cancer & benign growths.
You can count on Kessel Dermatology to advise you on the best course of action to keep your skin healthy, while also helping you achieve any cosmetic goals you may have. To set up a consultation with one of our providers, call our office today at 609-890-2600.