Mole & Skin Tag Removal
Dr. Norcom performs many minor skin procedures including mole removal, skin tag removal, wart removal, acne scar revision and treatment of actinic keratoses. Schedule a consultation and/or same day treatment online or call 503-772-3297.
Skin Tag Removal
Skin tags are small, soft, flesh-colored growths that protrude from your skin. They are generally harmless. However, if needed, skin tags can be snipped off with a scissors, or removed by freezing (cryotherapy).
It is generally not recommended that you remove skin tags yourself because of the increased risk of infection and excessive bleeding. In addition, other skin growths — such as moles, keratoses, hemangiomas and pyogenic granulomas — can resemble skin tags and should only be removed by a doctor.
Moles, known medically as nevi, are clusters of pigmented cells that often appear as small, dark brown spots. However, moles can come in a range of colors and can develop virtually anywhere on your body. The type of mole being removed determines what technique is used. Generally, a scalpel is used to shave the mole allowing it to be flush with the surrounding skin.
Most moles are harmless, but in rare cases, moles may become cancerous. Monitoring moles and other pigmented patches is an important step in detecting skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma. Not all melanomas develop from pre-existing moles, but many begin in or near a mole or other dark spot on the skin.
Common warts are noncancerous skin growths caused by a virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). This virus causes a rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of your skin. Common warts usually occur on your hands, fingers or near your fingernails.
Treatment helps prevent common warts from spreading to other parts of your body or to other people. Getting rid of warts is as simple as freezing them.
Cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen, applied directly to your warts. A blister will form, crust, then fall off, taking your wart with it. It’s a simple procedure that requires no anesthesia, and rarely causes scarring.
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