We at FlashLaser are happy to remove many types of skin growths including Moles, Skin Tags, Cherry Angiomas, and Seborrheic Keratosis. If none of these descriptions seem to fit your growth, please feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to provide consultations and treatments for all kinds of skin growths, and we can arrange for your lesion to be biopsied for cancerous tissue.
A common mole is usually less than 5 mm wide, may be flat or dome-shaped and usually round or oval in contour. Moles range in color from pink, to tan or brown.
Common moles are not dangerous, but they may be removed for cosmetic reasons or if they become irritated.
The size of a mole makes a difference in which treatment is best for you. If the mole is 2mm or less it may be shaved off safely and stitches will not be necessary. If it is greater in size than 2 mm then the Doctor may choose to excise it. An excision involves numbing the mole and surrounding area and removing the mole by shaving or with a hyfrecator. Stitches may be required with excision. The Doctor will also recommend whether the mole should be sent for pathology to be examined under the microscope. That decision is based on its characteristics and will be discussed with you during the procedure.
Aftercare includes keeping the area clean, covering it with a thin layer of Vaseline and changing the bandage after bathing. We also recommend that you not soak in the bathtub, a public pool or jacuzzi until the skin has healed over. Any stitches will be removed in 10-14 days.
Single Mole removal - $99
Additional Moles - $50 each
Skin Tags are small, benign lesions that look like small flaps of "hanging" skin. They are typically flesh colored to dark brown and usually occur in areas of friction, such as the underarms, neck, eyelids, upper chest, and groin. They are not present at birth, but growth increases in frequency with age. These growths are not dangerous, but their presence may be an annoyance as they can catch on clothing and jewelry. Too much irritation can cause them to become inflamed and painful.
Removal consists of snipping the skin tag off with sterile surgical scissors and applying a simple bandage. Numbing can be applied if desired, however is generally not necessary. Healing usually takes a few days, but because skin tags are not attached to deeper tissue, it heals very quickly.
Skin Tag removal (1-3) - $75
Cherry Angiomas are small, red lesions composed of blood vessels and are extremely common after the age of 25. They are not dangerous and do not have any symptoms. They typically begin as pinpoint red dots, and can enlarge over time.
Removal consists of snipping the angioma off with sterile surgical scissors and applying a simple bandage.
Cherry Angioma removal (1-3) - $75
Seborrheic Keratoses are technically a benign tumor, however they are not dangerous. They are extremely common for people entering middle age but may appear earlier for some patients. Seborrheic Keratoses are typically brown or flesh colored, but can range in color from white, yellow, orange, or even black. They don't have any symptoms, but may become itchy or painful if they are irritated.
Seborrheic Keratoses typically appear in areas of chronic trauma and sun exposure. Common areas are the face, head, neck, and trunk. They vary in size from several inches in diameter down to the size of a pencil lead.
Treatment of seborrheic keratoses include freezing the lesion, using acids, or excising them with a razor. Aftercare includes keeping the area clean, covering it with a thin layer of Vaseline and changing the bandage after bathing. We also recommend that you not soak in the bathtub, a public pool or jacuzzi until the skin has healed over.
Single Seborrheic Keratosis removal - $199
Additional Keratoses- $50 each