Warts

Warts

Warts are caused by certain subtypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV). They may develop on people of all ages anywhere on the skin. Dermatologists most commonly use liquid nitrogen, surgical excision, or blistering agents in the office to treat warts. In difficult cases, prescription creams or injections may be used. Most warts require a…

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Cyst Removal

Cyst Removal

Cysts are benign growths that develop beneath the skin that contain fluid or solid material. They’re found mostly on the head and neck or trunk and arise from blocked hair follicles or skin trauma. They are usually painless but may become inflamed and tender. If a cyst becomes infected or repeatedly becomes inflamed it may…

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Skin Tag Removal

Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags are harmless, soft, skin-colored growths that hang from the surface of the skin on a thin piece of tissue called a stalk. They most often occur in areas that are subject to friction, such as the neck, armpits, underneath the breasts or in the groin. They can occasionally become irritating or unsightly. Skin…

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Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

If current trends continue, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. That is more than 1 million skin cancers diagnosed each year. Unlike most other cancer diagnoses, however, skin cancer if diagnosed early is almost always easily curable. The best surveillance is annual full skin examinations with a dermatologist and regular…

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