Removal of Skin Tags, Moles, Warts & Growths
Cosmetic physician Dr Eddie Roos specialises in treating skin conditions and with the large range of equipment at Cosmetic Elegance Clinic, he can remove skin tags, moles, warts & growths in a number of ways.
Skin tags are small, soft pieces of skin that stick out on a thin stem. They most often appear on the neck, armpits, upper trunk, and body folds. The cause of skin tags is not known, but they are harmless.
A mole can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Most people get a few moles during their first 20 years of life. They are usually brown in color but can be blue, black, or flesh-colored. Most moles are harmless and don't cause pain or other symptoms unless you rub them or they bump against something.
Why remove a mole or skin tag?
Most moles and skin tags don't require treatment. But sometimes people want to remove them for cosmetic reasons or because they cause discomfort when they rub against clothing or get caught in jewellery.
It is worth having moles checked by a skin doctor such as Dr Eddie or Dr Albert for cancer regardless.
How do doctors remove moles and skin tags?
The doctor may remove a mole or skin tag in any of these ways depending on which he thinks will have the best cosmetic outcome:
Cutting it off. Skin tags may be snipped off with a scalpel or surgical scissors. Some moles can be "shaved" off flush with the skin. Other moles may have cells that go underneath the skin, so your doctor might make a deeper cut to remove the entire mole and prevent it from growing back. This cut may require stitches.
Freezing it with liquid nitrogen. The doctor will swab or spray a small amount of super-cold liquid nitrogen on the mole or skin tag. You might have a small blister where the mole or skin tag was, but it will heal on its own.
Burning it off. An electric current passes through a wire that becomes hot and is used to burn off the upper layers of the skin. You may need more than one treatment to remove a mole. Skin tags are removed by burning through the narrow stem that attaches them to the skin. The heat helps prevent bleeding.
The procedure may hurt a little, but the doctor will numb the area with an anesthetic before he begins. If the procedure causes any bleeding, the doctor may apply a medicine that helps stop the bleeding. Then he will put a bandage on it. These procedures usually leave no scars or marks.
Call us on 4638 2700 today and we'll have your skin looking its best again.