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Mole Removal / Cyst Removal / Skin Tag Removal
Mole / Cyst / Skin Tag Removal
Mole removal, cyst removal, and skin tag removal can each improve the appearance of your skin by removing unsightly moles, cysts, or skin tags. These conditions may be troublesome for patients in a variety of ways. Moles, skin tags, or cysts can take away from your skin texture and complexion. Additionally, these growths can cause discomfort or pain over time. Certain moles that are irregular in appearance may need to be evaluated to determine if they are either cancerous or precancerous. Our leading dermatologists at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron provide mole removal, cyst removal, and skin tag removal to help address a variety of patient concerns.
|3 main classifications of moles: congenital moles, acquired moles, and atypical moles
||2 main types of cysts: epidermoid cysts and sebaceous cysts
||Tiny growths found on the skin
|Usually dark brown in color
||Can appear as red bumps or lumps under the skin
||Small pieces of hanging skin that are usually connected to a stalk of tissue
|Can appear anywhere on the face or body
||May occur anywhere on the face or body
||Can affect any area of the face or body
|May change in size and shape over time
||Can increase in size over time
||May become enlarged or irritated
Moles form when the cells responsible for producing melanin (melanocytes) build up into clusters, forming a brown growth on the skin. This can take away from your complexion and skin texture. In some cases, moles can be an early indicator of skin cancer. As a result, many patients wish to remove moles and restore smoother-looking skin.
There are 3 main types of moles:
- Congenital Moles: Moles you have had since you were born.
- Acquired Moles: Moles that have appeared over time.
- Atypical Moles: Irregular moles that are potentially cancerous.
Many moles are benign, but others may be malignant and can lead to skin cancer. All moles should be properly evaluated by a board certified dermatologist before considering mole removal.
During mole removal surgery, the growth is excised from the skin. A small amount of local anesthesia is typically used to minimize discomfort. Your dermatologist will surgically remove the mole and as little healthy tissue as possible.
Cysts are small lumps or bumps found beneath the skin that can grow in size over time. These growths can appear red and inflamed. Some cysts may cause pain, sensitivity, and discomfort for patients.
There are 2 main types of cysts:
- Epidermoid Cysts: Cysts that form due to abnormal buildups of proteins known as keratin.
- Sebaceous Cysts: Cysts that affect oil-producing glands (sebaceous glands).
Though many epidermoid and sebaceous cysts are non-cancerous, all cysts should still be carefully examined by a board certified dermatologist before undergoing cyst removal.
During cyst removal surgery, your doctor will typically administer a local anesthetic and either drain or completely remove the growth, while making sure to preserve as much of the surrounding tissue as possible.
Skin Tag Removal
Skin tags are small growths that consist of flaps of hanging skin attached to a small stalk of tissue. These skin growths are often bothersome for patients, as they can detract from your appearance and cause irritation. Skin tags are non-cancerous growths, but they should still be examined by a dermatologist before undergoing skin tag removal.
During skin tag removal surgery, either a topical or local anesthetic can be used. Your skin tag can be surgically removed while leaving the surrounding skin intact.
|Mole / Cyst / Skin Tag Removal Treatment
|Mole Removal Surgery
||Can remove congenital, acquired, and atypical moles
||Can address cancerous or precancerous growths
||Can treat moles on the face and body
||Performed under local anesthesia
|Cyst Removal Surgery
||Can remove epidermoid and sebaceous cysts
||Can ease pain and sensitivity caused by cysts
||Cysts anywhere on the face or body can be excised
||Local anesthetic is administered
|Skin Tag Removal Surgery
||Can remove bothersome skin tags
||Can reduce irritation and discomfort caused by skin tags
||Skin tags on the face or body can be removed
||Local or topical anesthesia can be utilized
How Many Skin Tag / Cyst / Mole Removal Treatments Are Required?
A single cyst / mole / skin tag removal procedure is usually necessary, but multiple sessions may be needed, depending on the specifics of your treatment. Our dermatologists at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can further discuss the details of your mole, cyst, or skin tag removal procedure during your in-office consultation.
Who Is Considered An Ideal Candidate For Mole / Skin Tag / Cyst Removal Surgery?
Patients who would like to excise skin tags, cysts, or moles may be candidates for surgical removal. Our team at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can help advise whether the removal of moles, cysts, or skin tags is right for you during your consultation at our New York City offices.
Is Anesthesia Recommended?
Patients usually require local anesthesia for mole removal and cyst removal, while either local or topical anesthesia is typically utilized during skin tag removal.
What Should I Expect After Undergoing Treatment For Moles, Cysts, Or Skin Tags?
Patients can expect mild swelling, tenderness, or bruising after undergoing mole, cyst, or skin tag removal. These side effects are temporary and should subside within a few days. You can typically resume daily activities immediately following your procedure.
What Kind Of Cyst / Skin Tag / Mole Removal Results Can I Expect?
Cyst removal, skin tag removal, and mole removal can each achieve long-lasting results. Removing these growths from the skin can restore smooth-looking texture.
How Do I Get Started With Mole / Skin Tag / Cyst Removal?
The doctors and staff at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron would be happy to discuss your mole removal, cyst removal, or skin tag removal procedure in more detail. Please give us a call at 212-982-8229 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.