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DERMATOLOGY, LASER & SURGERY OF CARNEGIE HILL PLLC

MOLE REMOVAL NYC

REMOVAL OF MOLES, CYSTS, AND SKIN TAGS

Mole removal in NYC, as well as cyst and skin tag removal, can remove any unwanted marks on the body to create an even skin texture. Moles, cysts, and skin tags can form anywhere on the body and can vary in size and appearance. Patients can undergo a quick and simple procedure to remove moles, cysts, or skin tags with precision. Our NYC dermatologists specialize in the removal of moles, cysts, and skin tags so patients feel more confident in their skin. Any suspicious moles will be removed and sent for lab testing. Benign moles can be removed solely for cosmetic appearance. Mole removal is quick and generally painless.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOLES, CYSTS, AND SKIN TAGS?

Moles appear as medium-to-dark brown spots on the body. Moles are simply a focused cluster of skin cells. They usually stop developing by the age of twenty. Many people desire to remove certain benign moles because of their size or appearance. Cancerous moles, however, need to be removed due to medical reasons. Mole removal in NYC is completed by our board-certified dermatologists.

Cysts are sacks of dead skin that can form from ingrown hair, an acne lesion, or from oil buildup located on a pore or hair follicle. Some cysts also form from a buildup of keratin (a type of protein). Cysts become larger the longer they are not removed which can lead to painful swelling and soreness. While most cysts are benign, it is still important to always get them checked by an NYC dermatologist. Benign cysts should be removed, as well, to prevent them from growing larger.

Skin tags are small flaps of skin that hang from the body. While skin tags are non-cancerous, their appearance may detract from someone’s overall complexion, so they are often removed for cosmetic reasons. Despite being non-cancerous, skin tags should still be examined by a New York City dermatologist before removal.

MOLES
CAN EITHER BE CONGENITAL MOLES, ACQUIRED MOLES, OR ATYPICAL MOLES
MEDIUM TO DARK BROWN APPEARANCE
MAY VARY IN SIZE AND SHAPE OVER TIME
CYSTS
CAN EITHER BE EPIDERMOID CYSTS OR SEBACEOUS CYSTS
CAN APPEAR AS RED SACKS, BUMPS, OR LUMPS
WILL INCREASE IN SIZE AS FLUID BUILDS UP
SKIN TAGS
SMALL FLAPS FOUND ON THE SKIN
ARE USUALLY CONNECTED TO A STALK OF TISSUE
MAY BECOME LARGER OR MORE IRRITATING OVER TIME
Mole, Cyst, And Skin Tag Removal

MOLE REMOVAL

Moles can be removed with surgical excision. If a mole is cancerous, Mohs surgery may be used to salvage as much skin tissue as possible. Mohs surgery has been used for cancerous mole removal since the 1930s, making it the standard in cancerous mole removal. After the mole is removed, the surrounding skin will have to be repaired by either a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. There are three types of moles found on the body. Congenital moles are moles that have been present since birth. On the other hand, moles that have appeared over time are referred to as acquired moles. Atypical moles are moles that are potentially cancerous.

CYST REMOVAL

Cyst removal in NYC is recommended for all cysts that develop. Cysts grow in size over time because of a buildup of fluid. Even if a cyst happens to rupture, it will appear again, creating a painful cycle that causes scar tissue and other long-term issues. The New York City dermatologists will numb the cyst area to make sure you are comfortable during the excision. There are two types of cysts found on the body. Epidermoid cysts form as the result of keratin buildup, a protein found naturally in the body. Sebaceous cysts are caused by overactive oil glands.

SKIN TAG REMOVAL

Skin tag removal in NYC is administered either by a quick excision, using cryotherapy, or burning off the skin tag using advanced laser technology Because skin tag removal is less invasive compared to other excisions, topical numbing can be used instead of a local anesthetic. Patients can still opt for a local anesthetic if they wish for a stronger numbing effect during the procedure.

MOLE REMOVAL SURGERY
CAN REMOVE CONGENITAL, ACQUIRED, AND ATYPICAL MOLES
USED FOR BOTH PRECANCEROUS AND CANCEROUS MOLES
CAN BE USED FOR MOLES ANYWHERE ON THE BODY
CYST REMOVAL SURGERY
CAN REMOVE EPIDERMOID AND SEBACEOUS CYSTS
CAN REMOVE CYSTS THAT OR BOTHERSOME AND PAINFUL
USED FOR CYSTS ON THE FACE AND BODY
SKIN TAG REMOVAL SURGERY
CAN REMOVE IRRITATING SKIN TAGS
CAN IMPROVE SKIN APPEARANCE AND REDUCE IRRITATION
SKIN TAGS ANYWHERE ON THE BODY CAN BE REMOVED

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR MOLE / CYST / SKIN TAG REMOVAL?

Only one procedure is typically necessary for the removal of a mole, cyst, or skin tag. Our team at Dermatology, Laser, & Surgery of Carnegie Hill can further discuss the details of your mole, cyst, or skin tag removal procedure during your in-office consultation.

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR MOLE / CYST / SKIN TAG REMOVAL?

If you have any moles, cysts, or skin tags that you would like to remove, then you are a good candidate. Sometimes, mole removal is necessary if a sample comes back cancerous from a biopsy. Our New York dermatologists can help you decide whether mole / cyst / skin tag removal is right for you.

IS ANESTHESIA RECOMMENDED?

Local anesthesia is required for mole removal and cyst removal, but either local or topical anesthesia can be used during skin tag removal.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE REMOVAL OF A MOLE / CYST / SKIN TAG?

Mild swelling, tenderness, or bruising are common symptoms after mole / cyst / skin tag removal. These side effects should subside within a few days. You can resume your day-to-day activities following your procedure.

HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH MOLE / CYST / SKIN TAG REMOVAL?

The doctors and staff at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill would be happy to discuss mole / cyst / skin tag removal in more detail. Please give us a call at 646-661-6131 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.

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DERMATOLOGY, LASER & SURGERY OF CARNEGIE HILL PLLC

646.661.61311095 PARK AVENUE, SUITE 1A
NEW YORK, NY 10128