Skin Tags, Moles, Milia Seeds, Lump of Skin
Skin Tags, Moles, Milia Seeds, Lumps
Lumps and bumps have many causes and can occur anywhere on the face and body. One common example is syringoma around the eyes, commonly known as milia seeds. They are growth of sweat glands and are perfectly benign.
Other common lumps include warts, skin tags, moles, and sebaceous cyst. Most lumps are benign but be cautious if any of the following occurs: bleeding, change in colour or texture, ulceration, inflammation or infection, pain etc. Be alert with rapid changes and if in doubt, seek a doctor for diagnosis and/or removal.
Removal of these moles/lumps depends on the type of lump and the area involved. Advantage of excision is that the lump can be sent for histology and the recurrence of lumps removed this way is very rare. However, it may leave a small linear scar after the removal. It is often reserved for large lumps on the body.
CO2 lasers are reserved for flattening small lumps on the face. However lumps removed this way can sometimes recur as the base may not be completely removed. Injections are reserved for keloid or hypertrophic scars while freezing methods are mainly reserved for warts.
*This treatment can only be performed by a certified doctor.