Skin Growth Treatments
There are a variety of treatment options depending on many factors including your doctor’s style of practice. Here are some of the more common therapeutic options:
- Liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy)
- Hyfrecator/cautery (“electric needle”)
- Surgical removal (generally done in the office with local anesthesia)
- Chemical peels
There are many types of lumps and bumps.
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Removal of many skin growths that is usually very routine and should be discussed with your dermatologist. However, it’s highly important to remember that the removal of benign skin growths for cosmetic reasons is viewed by most insurance companies as NOT medically necessary and therefore is NOT covered by insurance. For more information, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
OTHER Medical DERMATOLOGY
Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for certain types of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and around the world. While dangerous, skin cancer is treatable with early detection.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a medical treatment that involves two steps: the use of a light-sensitive drug and the application of a light source to destroy abnormal cells.
Barnacles are a very common benign growth. See your dermatologist if you are concerned, because skin cancer can sometimes look similar to a seborrheic keratosis to an untrained eye.
It is usually quite easy to remove moles surgically. Usually there is a trade involved – removing the mole in exchange for a small scar. If the mole is large and the scar will be less noticeable, then it is a good trade.
Many people suffer from rosacea. It is not contagious, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited. There is no known cause or cure for rosacea.
“Rash” is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and may appear as a red patch, small bumps or blisters on the skin.
Warts (Verrucae) are common growths that are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). These can commonly involve the fingers, hands, feet, while certain strains can cause genital warts.
Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease characterized by itchy or sore patches of various sizes. Often theses patches of skin have, silvery scales.
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