Skin growths are very common and most often they are benign. Moles, freckles, lentigines, and seborrheic keratoses are among the most common pigmented skin conditions.
Moles are growths on the skin that are typically brown, black or red. Dark moles typically appear during childhood, whereas red moles develop in adults as the skin ages. Dark moles are caused by clusters of melanocytes, which are pigment producing cells. Red moles arise from clusters of tiny red vessels that cluster on the surface of the skin.
Lentigines and freckles are brown pigmented spots that arise from sun exposure. Seborrheic keratoses (SK’s) are harmless brown or black growths, often found on the chest, face and back. These growths may be flat or raised and warty in appearance. SK’s are harmless and result from a cluster of cells called keratinocytes.
Skin tags are small flaps of tissue that hang off the skin by a connecting stalk. Freckles, lentigines, seborrheic keratoses, red moles and skin tags are not dangerous, but they do cause cosmetic concerns.
The medical aesthetic specialists at New Life Aesthetics are trained in the use of various devices to treat and remove these skin conditions. Call our office today to schedule a time to discuss your concerns and treatment options with our aesthetic nurses.