Lesion Removal

Mole Removal, Skin Tags and Cherry Hemangiomas

Mole Removal

While many people consider mole removal for health reasons, there are also instances in which a mole may be removed for improved appearance or comfort. Benign moles are removed via excision under local anesthesia, which is a quick in-office procedure. However, after a mole has been removed, there is a chance that it will grow back, requiring further treatment.

Skin Tags

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

Skin Tags may be removed in different ways:
• Shaved off with a scalpel or scissors
• Cauterizing

Cauterizing refers to burning the skin tag and destroying its cells by means of an electrically heated, metallic source. This follows cutting off the skin tag with scissors and is preferred by some people on account of its quick results. Local anesthesia is applied before cauterizing the tags. An advantage of this method of skin tag treatment is that it stops the bleeding from the wound and thus quickens the recovery.

Cherry Hemangiomas

Cherry Hemangiomas are the most common vascular lesions to appear on human skin. They are made up of clusters of dilated capillaries near the surface of the skin, which accounts for the cherry-red or purple color. They are painless and harmless but their cause is unknown. You can develop cherry angiomas anytime in your life. The cherry-red bumps develop alone or in groups, most often on the torso and frequently on the face, scalp, neck, arms, and legs. When they first appear, cherry angiomas are about the size of a pinhead and do not protrude above the surface of the skin.

Cherry Hemangiomas may be removed by:

Lamprobe/Thermo-lo – removing the hemangioma with small electrical pulses


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