Skin Growths

Skin Growths

As a dermatology clinic our specialists’ goals are to diagnose, treat and educate patients in regards to a broad range of skin problems. Our commitment to you is superior and ethical dermatological medical care with state-of-the-art technology ensures all of our patients are given access to the best solutions for their specific skin conditions.

A wide range of skin growths are treated at Ocean Skin and Vein Institute:

Angiomas

Angiomas are small blood vessels that appear on the body as three forms of benign growths: Cherry Angiomas , Spider Angiomas, Angiokeratomas. Irritation might occur due to rubbing against clothing, although angiomas are harmless most patients seek to treat them for cosmetic reasons.

Cysts

Cysts are lumps of gaseous material, fluid, or semisolid. Most cysts are benign and develop due to blockage in our body's natural drainage systems. Tests might be needed like CT scan, ultrasound, or a biopsy in order to confirm that it is a cyst.

Fatty Tumors/ Lipomas

Fatty Tumors/Lipomas are located just below the skin. They are non-cancerous and are usually harmless. They may occur in the neck, shoulders, abdomen, back, thighs, and arms.

Moles

Fatty Tumors/Lipomas are located just below the skin. They are non-cancerous and are usually harmless. They may occur in the neck, shoulders, abdomen, back, thighs, and arms.These are melanocytic nevi or moles that appear usually within the first twenty plus years of life. Moles are considered benign and do not necessarily require further treatment.

Mole Removal

Moles can be removed by three different treatment options: excisional mole removal, shave mole removal, laser mole removal. Excisional mole removal is a surgical procedure that results in minimal scarring and one to two weeks for recovery. Mole removal with the use of special instruments done in office can also be accomplished without the use of sutures. Lasers such as fractional CO2 or fractional Erbium Yag can be done to improve the overall appearance post Mole excision and mole shave.

Keloids

Keloids are raised scars which occur where the skin has healed after an injury. Keloids can be caused by anything that causes a scar for example: tattoos, body piercing, or surgeries. They start to form when your cells are trying to repair the wound by forming a scar, extra tissue can cause a raised area called a keloid.

Seborrheic Keratosis

A noncancerous skin growth that is usually light tan, brown, or black. The growth can appear to look scaly, waxy, and/or slightly raised. Seborrheic Keratosis can grow on the back, neck, chest, and head.

Skin Tags

Skin tags are noncancerous growths on the skin that are painless. Skin tags are more likely to occur with patients with obesity, high blood pressure or hypertension, high cholesterol level. Most skin tags are harmless and are usually removed for cosmetic reasons.

Skin Growths and Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags are flesh colored growths that can develop around areas that have excessive friction. Both men and women are susceptible to developing these conditions. Hormones, weight gain, or friction areas are likely to cause the condition. Skin tags are likely to come off spontaneously, however, if they persist, there are several treatment options to remove them. After your initial evaluation, our dermatologists will develop the appropriate treatment plan best suited for your needs. Skin tags can be treated with liquid nitrogen, excision, cautery, or laser therapy. Skin tag treatment is generally a scarless procedure with only 5-7 day downtime.

Skin tag removal is not covered by insurance.