Our fellowship trained dermatologic surgeons have the experience and expertise to remove lumps and bumps on the face, neck and body, including skin tags, moles, cysts and skin tumours. Our aim is to provide safe and effective surgical treatments for your needs. Some of the conditions we provide treatment for include:
Skin tags are small growths that hang off your skin. These are usually skin coloured or slightly darker, smooth and soft to touch, and range from 1 to 50 millimeters in size. Skin tags are commonly found around the skin folds such as the neck, armpits, groin and beneath the breasts. Skin tags are not cancerous or contagious. They can be removed if they catch on clothes or if found to be bothersome.
Seborrhoeic keratoses are benign growths on the skin, more commonly seen as we grow older. Seborrhoeic keratoses are usually raised, and range from few millimeters to many centimeters in size. They are often brown to black in colour, with either a waxy or warty surface. Seborrhoeic keratoses are non-cancerous and non-contagious. They may be removed if patients find them unsightly.
Cysts are benign, round, dome-shaped growths that contain fluid or semi-fluid material. Some may have a central pore or punctum, where occasionally soft, cheese-like, malodorous material is discharged. Most cysts are harmless, though some can become infected or inflamed, in which case surgery to drain or remove the cyst can help.
The most common skin cancers include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. These are usually due to long-term exposure to ultraviolet radiation in sunlight, and are more common in older people with fair skin. Skin cancers can look like moles or other types of benign skin growths, so it’s best you consult a doctor if you are worried or unsure. Surgery is generally the first-line treatment for skin cancers.