Cyst Removal, Mole
Removal, Skin-Tag Removal, & Wart Removal
Cysts, mole, and skin tags are very common occurrences
on the body and face. They can however be the
source of self-consciousness, embarrassment or even
discomfort for many men and women of all ages. Cysts,
moles, and skin tags can, however, be removed quickly
and is a very simple procedure performed on an
outpatient basis. Your
cyst, mole, or skin tag removal will be performed on site in
Board Certified Dermatologist, Dmitry Khasak,
MD's Manhattan, New York or Jersey City
Board Certified Dermatologist, Dmirty
Khasak, MD, also treats and can cure cystic acne.
Cyst Removal: Cysts (also know
as sebaceous cysts) are small closed sacs that contain
fluid or solid material. A cyst is an infection and
requires that the dermatologist drain the contents and
sometimes surgically remove the cyst. Sebaceous cysts
most often arise from swollen hair follicles. Skin
trauma can also induce a cyst to form. A sac of cells is
created into which a protein called keratin is secreted.
Cysts are usually found on the face, neck, and trunk.
They are usually slow- growing, painless, freely movable
lumps beneath the skin. Occasionally, however, a cyst
will become inflamed and tender.
Symptoms of a Cyst Include:
- usually a nontender, small lump beneath the skin
- redness, tenderness, or increased temperature of the
skin over the area may occur infection
- grayish white, cheesy, foul smelling material may
drain from the cyst
The dermatologist removes cysts by the injection of
Mole Removal: Moles are very common skin growths
which are usually small and tan or brownish, are
sometimes raised, and may occasionally change shape or
color. Dermatologists remove moles to improve
appearance, to prevent the mole from enlarging, or to
Moles that are irritated by daily
living are should be removed. These moles may interfere
with shaving or may rub against clothing. The techniques
used to remove these moles are the same as those used to
remove moles that are cosmetically undesirable.
There are many people who have one or more moles that
they see as detracting from their overall appearance.
Not all undesirable moles, however, are candidates for
cosmetic mole removal. Figuring out which moles are
appropriate candidates requires careful judgment.
There are two main methods used for mole removal. Moles
can either be shaved off of the surrounding skin or
excised with the underlying and surrounding skin and
then stitched. For best results, the dermatologist
customizes the technique best suited for the
individualiz. The shave excision method is the most
frequently selected method for mole removal, as it tends
to produce optimal cosmetic results for most cases.
Shave excision is also generally best for moles that are
irritated by clothing or shaving. For shave excision,
the skin around and under the mole is injected with
lidocaine anesthetic. This takes away any minor pain of
the procedure. It also raises and firms the skin
treatment site. Then a small sharp scalpel blade, often
lubricated with mineral oil, is used to precisely remove
the raised and pigmented mole tissue while leaving a cut
surface that is flush with the surrounding skin.
Skin-Tag Removal: A skin tag is a soft, skin-colored
growth that hangs from the surface of the skin on a thin
piece of tissue called a stalk. Its medical name is
acrochordon. Skin tags are not skin cancer and cannot
turn into skin cancer.
Skin tags typically appear as people age. Skin tags are
quite common in people 60 and older. Skin tags are more
common in women. A tendency to develop skin tags may run
in families. Skin tags also develop commonly after
Skin tags appear most often in skin folds of the neck,
armpits, torso, beneath the breasts or in the genital
region. They can become an irritation if they occur in
an area where clothing or jewelry rubs against them, and
they may be unsightly.
Board Certified Dermatologist, Dmitry,
Khasak, MD will remove your skin tags with sharp
scissors, a sharp blade or, less commonly, by freezing
or burning them off at the stalk. Bleeding can be
stopped with a chemical (aluminum chloride) or electric
Wart Removal: Warts are caused
by a virus and consist of piled up layers of skin. Warts
may develop on people of all ages anywhere on the skin.
Some warts require, cryosurgery, curettage,
electrosurgery, injections with chemicals, or laser
Your cyst, mole, skin tag, can
less than twenty minutes in the dermatologist's office.
If you have any
questions about Cyst Removal, Mole Removal, Skin
Tag Removal, or Wart Removal feel free to contact Board
Certified Dermatologist, Dmitry Khasak, MD at either his
New York or New Jersey office.