Benign Growth Removal
At Oasis Dermatology, we are proud to offer a range of aesthetic treatment options. Whether you want to remove a birthmark, mole or other treatments, we are here for you. Our dermatological procedures, such as Benign Growth Removal, are performed by our highly-skilled dermatologist, Dr. Jesleen Ahluwalia.
Benign growths include several types of skin lesions that may develop on your skin. They usually don’t affect your overall health, but can have a big effect on your self confidence. Using advanced resurfacing techniques, we can help you achieve the skin that you are proud of.
Schedule an appointment with our board-certified dermatologist, so you can have your benign growth evaluated and safely removed.
Different Types of Benign Tumors that Oasis Dermatology Can Remove
Angiomas are benign growths consisting of small blood vessels that can appear anywhere on your body. The most common type of angioma is Cherry angioma, and it is often caused by aging.
This type of benign mass develops from fat cells. It generally appears on the shoulders, neck, back, and arms. Lipomas are slow-growing, doughy, and can be moved with slight finger pressure.
Lipoblastoma is one of the rare benign tumors that are common among infants and children below three years old. Just like a lipoma, it grows in fatty areas. The difference is lipoblastoma arises from embryonic white fat.
Moles are a common type of skin growth. They are usually pink to dark brown in color and are caused by the clustering of melanocytes, which are pigment-forming cells.
Epidermoid or skin cysts grow by outpouching from the hair follicle. They are also known as sebaceous cysts, and they usually develop on genitals, chests, and back. However, they can also be found on other parts of the skin.
Skin tags look like warts, except they are slightly smaller. They hand off the skin through a connecting small, thin stalk.
Milia are tiny white bumps or pimples. They are referred to as milk spots or oil seeds and usually appear in infants. It is a common blemish affecting 40% to 50% of infants. Moreover, they can also occur in adults, and they form when keratin becomes entrapped beneath the skin.
It is one of the common types of benign tumor that becomes more visible as we age. They are usually brown, black, or light tan and look scaly and slightly raised.
Preparing For A
BENIGN TUMOR REMOVAL
The preparation that you must undergo prior to your benign tumor removal will depend on what type of growth you have. Typically, we will advise you to avoid waxing, shaving, or removing hair from the affected area before your appointment.
Here are some other notes that you can look at depending on the type of benign tumor removal that you will undergo:
- If you have a cyst, you must avoid traumatizing it.
- If you have a lipoma, avoid touching the area.
- If you have skin tags, regularly clean the area with antibacterial soap.
Benign Tumor Treatment Available
This is the most common benign tumor treatment method. Here, the area will be numbed using a local injectable anesthetic. Then, our highly-skilled dermatologist will carefully cut the growth away using a surgical blade or scissors. If a large growth has been removed, it may require stitches to close the wound.
This method is usually used to drain a skin abscess. It will involve cleaning the skin with an antiseptic and puncturing it with a sterile pointed scalpel or lancet.
It involves using extremely cold liquid nitrogen to destroy a benign growth.
It is effective in treating small superficial lesions, such as skin tags. It uses a heater needle-like cautery.
This is another type of electrosurgery where the skin lesion or benign growth is scraped off followed by the application of heat on the skin’s surface.
What Happens After Benign Growth Removal?
Benign tumor treatment is a relatively uncomplicated procedure that only entails minimal to no downtime. After the treatment, you might feel a little sore and numb on the treatment site. Taking over-the-counter pain medicine to control the discomfort might be helpful. but the feeling should go away in a matter of hours.
Keep the area clean and follow the instructions given by your dermatologist for wound care. If you have larger lesions or stitches, minimize your physical activity to allow proper healing.
Every patient receives an individualized treatment plan based on their needs and goals. Call us today to get one step closer to clearer and brighter looking skin.