A skin tag is a common, benign condition consisting of a small piece of skin projecting from the surrounding areas. Skin tags can vary in appearance but are usually painless and do not grow, or change.
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Moles and Melanomas
Moles are small raised skin legions caused by an increase in the number of pigment-producing cells in the skin. Over time moles enlarge and darken making them more noticeable. Moles occur when skin cells grow in clusters instead of being spread throughout the skin. Melanoma is a cancerous growth that begins in the cells that produce the skin colouring. Melanoma is almost always curable in its early stages.
Warts and Verrucas
These are non-cancerous skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which stimulates the rapid growth of cells of the outer layer of your skin. They are characterised by small, fleshy, grainy bumps, which are flesh-coloured, white, pink or tan and rough to the touch.
After a detailed consultation with your Beacon Face & Dermatology Consultant Dermatologist, a decision will be made on an individual basis regarding the best form of treatment. While topical treatments are available, often patients prefer to have the growths removed entirely. Many methods have been developed to remove extradermal growths, including: