21
Sep

Do you want to remove skin tags?

We are now offering removal of skin tags, warts, benign moles, & actinic keratosis (precancerous lesions). They can easily and effectively get removed in a simple office procedure!

▶ Covered by most insurances.

Seborrheic Keratosis
These are the most common benign skin lesions in older individuals. They are a proliferation of skin cells that can appear in varied places; back, chest, neck, head, and extremities. They are usually brown, scaly, greasy, and round. They can be easily removed through shave excision.
Skin Tags
Skin tags are soft, benign growths that can develop in many different areas, but they prefer the neck and intertriginous regions such as skin folds (axillae, groin, ect). They may be caused by frequent irritation and have a tendency to get caught on clothes and necklaces.  They are easily removed through a snip excision or can be destroyed with electrocautery or frozen with liquid nitrogen.
Actinic Keratosis
These are benign lesions that tend to be rough and small, usually smaller than a centimeter. They are the most common skin lesion with malignant potential as if they are not treated early, they can progress to squamous cell carcinoma. They are caused by ultraviolet light (sunlight exposure). There are many ways to treat them including: cryosurgery (freezing with liquid nitrogen), shave excision, topical products, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing. They are most common in people over 50 years of age.
Warts (Verruca vulgaris)
They are a proliferation of skin caused by a virus (The Human Papillomavirus). They occur on the skin and mucous membranes. Some warts will disappear with no treatment. They can be treated with topical agents, such as salicylic acid, injections, or cryosurgery (liquid nitrogen)