There are many benign lumps and bumps that can occur on our skin that can become annoying or a nuisance.
These are benign moles that grow in the deeper layers of the skin and cause a small bump to occur on the skin. They do not enlarge, and remain stable in size in adults. They are usually either brown or pink, soft and fleshy or firm, and some grow thick hairs. Surgical removal is often not warranted unless there is a cosmetic or functional concern.
These are harmless wart-like growths often referred to as barnacles, wisdom spots, senile warts or non-viral warts. While they can grow in size and become a nuisance, they are often left alone. Removal is sometimes sought if they become irritated or catch on clothes. Removal methods include curettage, liquid nitrogen or laser treatments.
There are many types of cysts that can occur on our skin, mainly in hair bearing sites. Treatment is not often required although some forms of cysts can become inflamed and infected on a frequent basis. There are many surgical techniques than can be employed to remove cysts, depending on type, size and location.
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Often referred to as cherry angiomas, these lesions represent an abnormal collection of blood vessels that are harmless. Some people seek laser treatment for aesthetic purposes.
These are small pink to yellow pimple-like spots that occur mostly on the face. When looked at closely, these lesions have a central pit. Sebaceous hyperplasia is benign, but can sometimes look like BCCs (skin cancer) to the untrained eye. Various methods of removal are available.
A lipoma is a benign collection of fat cells that form a distinct lump. Small lesions are best left alone if not bothersome. Lipomas can be surgically excised if required.
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