Skin Lesions

 

There are several skin lesions that are very common and benign (non-cancerous). These conditions include moles, freckles, skin tags, benign lentigines, and warts. Painless and quick treatment of these conditions is done by our Dermatologist by Soft Tissue Laser

 

 

Moles

 

Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups.Most moles appear in early childhood and during the first 30 years of a person's life. It is normal to have between 10-40 moles by adulthood. As the years pass, moles usually change slowly, becoming raised and/or changing color. Often, hairs develop on the mole. Some moles may not change at all, while others may slowly disappear over time.

 

Moles are usually harmless, however, if  the colour, size and shape of the moles change, they might turn cancerous and need to be attended to by a Dermatoligst.

 

Moles on face, neck or other exposed parts of the body mar the beauty of an unblemished skin.

 

 

Skin Tag

 

A Skin Tag is a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk. Skin Tags are not dangerous. They are usually found on the neck, chest, back, armpits, under the breasts, or in the groin area. Skin Tags appear most often in women, especially with weight gain, and in elderly people.

 

Skin tags usually don't cause any pain. However, they can become irritated if anything, such as clothing or jewelry, rubs against them.

 

 

Lentigines

 

Lentigines are spots on the skin that are darker (usually brown) than the surrounding skin.

 

Lentigines are more common among people with fair skin. They are mostly caused by exposure to the sun. Lentigines most often appear on parts of the body that get the most sun, including the face and hands. Some lentigines may be caused by genetics (family history) or by medical procedures such as radiation therapy.

 

Warts

 

Warts are skin growths that are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 60 kinds of HPV, some of which tend to cause warts on the skin. HPV stimulates quick growth of cells on the skin's outer layer. In most cases, common warts appear on the fingers, near the fingernails, or on the hands. Certain types of HPV can also cause warts to appear in the genital area. Warts are highly contagious and can spread throughout the body and to other people through touching.