Wart/Skintag/Mole Removal

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Wart vs Skin tag

vs Mole

Warts, skin tags, and moles, although harmless, can affect your appearance and be a nuisance. It can be confusing to tell them apart too, so first, let’s learn how to differentiate between the three.

Skin tags are small, soft pieces of skin that stick out on a thin stem or stalk. They most often appear on the neck, armpits, upper trunk, and body folds. The cause of skin tags is not known. They are harmless. Skin tags are basically small flaps of skin that can be the size of a tiny pinhead or as big as three centimeters. They can become bigger over time due to friction, forming into a round ball-like shape.

On the other hand, warts are rough patches of thick skin that grow thick and deep.

They don’t have any particular color and are the same color as the tone of the skin that they grow on. Warts are caused by a virus and are contagious, meaning that they can spread to other parts of the body, or from person to person. They usually occur in areas where you have thick skin such as your knees, hands, or the sole of your feet.

Finally, moles are dark spots found on the skin that are usually black or brown in color. They may grow larger over time and may have hair growing from them. They usually appear in areas of your skin that are often exposed to sunlight such as your face, arms, chest, and back. Normal moles do not change their appearance, but in the rare cases they do, it could mean that they are cancerous.

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Why do we

remove it?

Most moles, warts, and skin tags don’t require treatment. But sometimes people want to remove them for cosmetic reasons or because they cause discomfort when they rub against clothing or get caught in jewelry.



How do we

remove it?

We burn it off. An electric current passes through a wire that becomes hot and is used to burn off the upper layers of the skin. You may need more than one treatment to remove a mole. Skin tags are removed by burning through the narrow stem that attaches them to the skin. The heat helps prevent bleeding.

The targeted area will be numbed using a topical anesthetic before the procedure begins so as to make you feel more comfortable. After the wart, skin tag, or mole is removed, a bandage will be applied to the area to aid in healing.

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Will removing warts/skin tags/moles

cause more to grow?

There is no evidence showing that removing warts, skin tags, and moles will cause more to grow. However, this does not mean that removing your existing warts, skin tags, or moles will prevent the growth of others in the future. Some people are simply more prone to developing these benign growths.

Who can benefit from

wart/skin tag/mole removal?

Anyone who wants to have their warts, skin tags, and moles removed can benefit from our simple, in-office procedure. However, it is important to make sure that this is the right procedure for you. At Olam Med Spa, our team of medical professionals will carefully examine your warts, skin tags, or moles and prepare a customized treatment plan accordingly.

For more information regarding wart/skin tag/mole removal, or to schedule a consultation, please feel free to contact us and one of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible.