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LESION, WARTS, AND SKIN TAG REMOVAL
Benign lesions, such as moles, skin tags and warts are easily removed and treated in a dermatologist’s office. These lesions are usually more of a nuisance to a client than anything, and can affect all age groups.
Moles tend to develop over time and increase in number with age. Sometimes moles grow in areas that become irritated. Moles are removed through physical procedures, such as shaving, excisions, or lasers after local anesthesia to the area. Mole removal is performed in an aesthetically precise fashion to assure the best result. Some moles are very deep in the skin and require an excision with sutures.
Skin tags tend to occur in areas under higher friction, such as around the neck, in the armpits, or in the groin. They are benign, but in many cases, become very irritating and painful to the client. Skin tags are removed by snip excision, freezing (cryotherapy) or electrocautery with very little recovery time.
Warts are growths on your skin caused by an infection with human papilloma virus, or HPV. Types of warts include:
In children, warts often go away on their own. In adults, they tend to stay. If they hurt or bother you, or if they multiply, you can remove them. Chemical skin treatments usually work. If not, various freezing, surgical and laser treatments can remove warts. Common treatments include topical liquid treatments (Canthacur), skin creams preparations (Imiquimod), cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen), electrodessication, and lasers.
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