Most people will develop some type of skin growth during their lifetimes. These are often benign in nature (non-cancerous). Many skin growths, including cysts, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, and lipomas, can be removed through a simple procedure with one of our dermatologists in Atlanta. Skin growths can protrude from the skin or they can be flat, and they can appear in a variety of different colors.
Some skin growths can be irritating to the skin or uncomfortable. In some cases, they are just unsightly and people would prefer not to have them. Our team of skilled dermatologists is here to help diagnose patients’ skin growths and then remove them through the most effective means possible.
Skin Growth Treatments
There are many different at-home remedies that can work to remove skin growths. However, these carry risks as well. They can lead to scars, bleeding and even a skin infection over time. It’s better to have a skin growth diagnosed by one of our dermatologists in Atlanta, and then determine the best removal option. Most of the skin growth removal techniques utilized by Georgia Skin Specialists are non-invasive in nature. Treatments include laser therapy, cryofreezing, electrodessication, shave removal and excision.
Causes of Skin Growths
A cyst is a “bubble” that forms under the skin, which is usually filled with keratin. They can develop anywhere on the body, but are most common on the shoulders, neck, scalp and back. There are several different types of cysts, including epidermal inclusion cysts, sebaceous cysts and acne cysts. These growths can be irritating or unsightly.
A cyst can be removed through a simple in-office procedure. The dermatologist cuts a tiny incision around the cyst and removes it in its entirety, including the fluid-filled sac. If the sac is not removed, it can refill and a new cyst will appear. The majority of cysts can be removed in this way and don’t even require stitches.
Skin Tag Removal
Seborrheic Keratoses Removal
Contact Our Board-Certified Dermatologists
You don’t have to live with skin growths that are unsightly or uncomfortable. Contact Georgia Skin Specialists today to schedule an appointment or book online by clicking below. We diagnose and treat many different types of skin growths.