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Common Benign Skin Growths

There are many types of benign skin growths. Most can be treated quite easily, or possibly even left alone. Below are some common skin growths.

  1. a.   Keratosis (Seborrhoeic)

These are brown to black growths on the face or body. They may increase in number or size. Sometimes, it mimics a skin cancer. They can be removed quite easily with minor surgery or by laser.

  1. b.   Skin Tags

These are skin coloured lumps that grow out of the skin. They are soft and usually found on the neck, armpits and body. These are harmless but can be removed by minor surgery or by laser.

 

  1. c.   Milia Seeds

These are oil ‘seeds’ that are trapped just under the skin. They are found predominantly on the face. They can be removed by simple expression in the clinic.

  1. d.   Sebaceous Hyperplasia

They are enlarged oil glands on the face which appear as small yellow irregular lumps. They are found predominantly on the face. They can be removed by minor surgery or by laser.

  1. e.   Syringomas

These appear as small skin-coloured bumps usually on the eyelids and cheeks. They are benign growths of the sweat ducts that are painless. They can be removed by minor surgery or by laser.

  1. f.     Viral Warts

These are common harmless skin growths caused by a virus. They can occur on any part of the skin, both in the young & old. There are various treatment options. One option is liquid nitrogen therapy. Repeated treatments may be required to eradicate the wart completely. Alternatively, they can be removed by minor surgery or by laser.