Moles and skin tags are often nothing to worry about, but they can certainly affect your appearance and therefore your confidence. Additionally, they can become quite a nuisance and uncomfortable if they are in areas where they are irritated by friction or catch on clothing. Luckily, mole and skin tag removals are quick and nearly painless.
Moles come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Especially because we live in Florida, it is highly recommended that you visit a dermatologist at least once per year to have a full body skin check to evaluate any moles or growths you have on your skin. Any growth on your skin has the risk to be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign). A growth that started out as non-cancerous can become cancerous over time. For that reason, we take special care to evaluate any growth before we remove it. If there is any sign at all that it could be cancerous, you will need to be evaluated by a dermatologist before we can remove it. If by some small chance it is cancer, it is important for the dermatologist to biopsy the growth before removal so you can be properly treated for the specific type of skin cancer you are diagnosed with. The signs we look for include the ABCDEs of skin cancer. If your mole has any of these characteristics, or you would rather be on the safe side, please see a dermatologist for a skin check prior to coming to us for removal of a growth. To make things as smooth and efficient as possible, please bring documentation from your dermatologist so we know that you have been evaluated.
Skin tags are almost always harmless. They can grow right on your skin's surface or hang from a thin piece of skin. Also called acrochordon, skin tags are usually flesh-colored growths, although some can be darker in color. A skin tag may start to develop without you even noticing. Once formed, they usually grow slowly over time. They can show up almost anywhere on your body, but are most commonly on the crease of your neck, underarms, or torso. You may have just one or two, or a whole bunch, and they might be in isolated spots or in a group with many skin tags. About 25 percent of people will develop skin tags, and they are common at all ages. Many people have skin tags removed simply because they do not like how they look, but some people also suffer irritation when they rub against other body areas or clothing.
Orlando Skin Solutions offers a variety of treatments to address unwanted moles and skin tags on your face and body. The treatment options may differ depending on the appearance or location of the growth. Please call us to schedule your Mole or Skin Tag Removal, or you can schedule online using the button below.