Moles & Cysts
Moles, cysts, and skin tags are extremely common and generally benign. However, some moles may be precancerous and require removal for medical reasons. It is important to see a dermatologist if you have a concerning mole and to undergo a yearly skin cancer screening to help prevent the development of cancer. Many people choose to have them removed because of discomfort, irritation, or embarrassment.
Removing Moles & Cysts
Skin tag, mole, and cyst removal is done through various surgical options:
- Punch biopsy
- Surgical excision
A few stitches may also be required for larger lesions, and any residual scarring will be minimal, gradually fading over time.