Do you feel like your moles are having a negative effect on your appearance? Are you frustrated with the presence of skin tags? It could be time to consider removal of these skin irregularities, and Dermatology & Skincare Associates can help! Contact us today to schedule your consultation at our Mason, Ohio office!
What Is Mole Removal?
Mole removal is a process to remove dark spots or irregularities from the skin. Moles are skin features that can be present since birth, or they can develop over time. They occur on various places of the body, and they can differ in shape, size, and color.
People choose to pursue mole removal treatments for both cosmetic and preventative medical reasons. Our office in Mason, Ohio, performs both surgical and laser treatments to surgically remove moles for cosmetic reasons.
Laser mole removal is good for small black or brown moles that do not protrude above the skin. Fully removing the mole typically requires one to three laser treatments.
We offer three types of surgical mole removal, which are:
- Shave Excision – good for moles raised above the skin; involves a member of our team applying a local anesthetic and shaving the surface of the mole so it’s flush with the skin
- Punch Biopsy – good for small moles; involves a member of our team using a special device to “punch out” a cylinder-shaped piece of skin
- Excisional Surgery – good for flat or malignant moles; involves a member of our team surgically cutting out the mole
The procedure chosen will depend on you, your goals, and your body.
What Is Skin Tag Removal?
Skin tags, or acrochordons, are small, soft skin growths that, while usually benign and harmless, can be frustrating to deal with. Some of them go unnoticed and naturally, painlessly fall off, but they can be noticeable and require extra help to remove.
Skin tags commonly occur on the underarms, eyelids, groin folds, the base of the neck, and under the breasts. They range in appearance, but are commonly smooth or slightly wrinkled, and can be slightly browner than the flesh or otherwise irregular in color. Some skin tags hang from the skin.
Our team offers a variety of skin tag removal options, such as:
- Removing with scissors
- Freezing with liquid nitrogen
For your comfort, appropriate anesthesia can be used during treatment depending on the size of the skin tag as well as what you want.
Am I a Good Candidate?
A consultation with our team in Mason, Ohio, is the best way to determine if you could benefit from either of these removal procedures. They will be able to give you feedback about your skincare concerns as well as determine which of these removal methods is best for you and your goals.
It is important to remember that results will vary with all procedures.
Schedule Your Consultation!
To learn more about mole removal and skin tag removal, contact us today at Dermatology & Skincare Associates and schedule your consultation! When you visit our office in Mason, Ohio, our team can give feedback about your skin and whether or not this is the best next step for you. We look forward to helping you!