Mole / Skin Tag RemovalPosted on October 1, 2020
Several people develop minor skin outgrowths such as skin tags and moles on different parts of the body. Moles and skin tags are generally harmless and non-cancerous, but they may be a cosmetic problem or cause discomfort if entangled in clothing or jewelry. Some moles may turn cancerous over time and require removal.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides mole and skin tag removal procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.
What are the Characteristics of Skin Tags and Moles?
Skin tags are small growths of skin tissue held by a thin stem on the skin surface. They occur singly or in groups and generally do not cause any harm except discomfort when caught in jewelry or clothes. Skin tags usually occur in parts of the body that experience greater friction such as the skin creases, breast folds, eyelids, neck, and the armpits.
Moles may appear anywhere on the body but are more common on parts exposed to the sun. They often form in childhood and show up as skin-colored or black, brown, or blue. Some moles are like spots on the skin whereas others rise above the skin surface.
If you have skin tags or moles that are causing you discomfort, it is best to have them removed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon. Mole and skin tag removal is a simple and safe procedure when performed by an expert.
How to Plan for Mole and Skin Tag Removal?
Visit a surgeon who can examine your mole or skin tag and suggest the best way to deal with it. Ask questions about the available procedures, what outcomes are expected and time required for recovery after the surgery. Check if the surgeon is able to offer you a customized procedure to give you the results you desire.
Mole and skin tag removal procedures are simple and easily carried out at a medical spa by qualified doctors. Repeat sessions are generally not necessary, but if you notice new moles or skin tags in other areas, you will have to consult the surgeon again to determine if they need removal.
How are Moles and Skin Tags Removed?
Skin tags are generally shaved off from the skin and do not require more extensive treatment. Some surgeons use liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin tag through a procedure called cryotherapy. Moles that are small and superficial may also be removed by shaving, and no suturing is required.
Deeper moles have to be removed from the root, so the surgeon will make a cut on the skin and excise out the entire mole. The cut is then stitched with sutures. Both skin tag and mole removal procedures may be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. They do not generally require the use of general anesthesia.
Never attempt to remove skin tags and moles at home using scissors to cut them off or other home remedies. Always consult a cosmetic surgeon who can examine your skin and determine the best procedure to deal with the problem. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for mole and skin tag removal procedures.
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