SKIN TAG & MOLE REMOVAL

What is Skin Tag & Mole Removal

Mole removal, and skin tag removal can each improve the appearance of your skin by removing unsightly moles or skin tags. These conditions may be troublesome for patients in a variety of ways. Moles, skin tags 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 and skin tag removal to help address a variety of patient concerns.

What is Skin Tag & Mole

MOLES SKIN TAGS
3 main classifications of moles: congenital moles, acquired moles, and atypical moles Tiny growths found on the skin
Usually dark brown in color Small pieces of hanging skin that are usually connected to a stalk of tissue
Can appear anywhere on the face or body Can affect any area of the face or body
May change in size and shape over time May become enlarged or irritated

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About Skin Tag & Mole Removal

Mole Removal

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.

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 Removal SurgeryCan remove congenital, acquired, and atypical molesCan address cancerous or precancerous growthsCan treat moles on the face and bodyPerformed under local anesthesia
Skin Tag Removal SurgeryCan remove bothersome skin tagsCan reduce irritation and discomfort caused by skin tagsSkin tags on the face or body can be removedLocal or topical anesthesia can be utilized

How Many Skin Tag  / Mole Removal Treatments Are Required?

A single  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, or skin tag removal procedure during your in-office consultation.

Who Is Considered An Ideal Candidate For Mole / Skin Tag Removal Surgery?

Patients who would like to excise skin tags 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, or skin tags is right for you during your consultation at our Pleasanton offices.

Is Anesthesia Recommended?

Patients usually require local anesthesia for mole removal, while either local or topical anesthesia is typically utilized during skin tag removal.

What Should I Expect After Undergoing Treatment For Moles, Or Skin Tags?

Patients can expect mild swelling, tenderness, or bruising after undergoing mole, 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 Skin Tag / Mole Removal Results Can I Expect?

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  Removal?

The doctors and staff at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron would be happy to discuss your mole removal, removal, or skin tag removal procedure in more detail. Please give us a call at +1 (925) 526-4033 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our Pleasanton offices.

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