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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:

  • Cautery
  • 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.