Moles and skin tags are extremely common. Moles are raised skin growths and can vary in color, including brown, blue, black or flesh-colored. They can appear by themselves or in groups on your skin. Skin tags are small flaps of tissue that hang off the skin by a thread, or a connecting stalk. You will usually find these on the neck, chest, armpits, back, under the breasts or in the groin area.
Most moles and skin tags are harmless and don’t require treatment. That being said, people usually opt in for treatment for either cosmetic reasons, or if they experience any discomfort.
The two options for removal are cutting and burning off. Cutting is done with either surgical scissors or a scalpel. When possible, we will shave flush with the skin and if not, we will go deeper to ensure we remove the entire area and the possibility of it growing back. Burning off requires the use of an electric current that produces heat, which allows us to burn the upper layers of skin. A skin tag is removed at the point of attachment on the skin, and a mole might require multiple treatments to burn all levels of affected skin cells.
We use the Lamprobe which will provide immediate results for:
- Spider veins
- Skin Tags
- Acne Pimples
- Cholesterol Deposits
- Cherry Angiomas
- Clogged Pores