Feeling confident in your own skin is something everyone wants to experience. However, we are all self-conscious about something, whether it is a mole, scars, or wrinkles. While we all may feel self-conscious from time to time, there is no reason to live with something that causes you embarrassment.
If you have a mole or a skin tag that causes you to feel anything but confident in your own skin, we can help! At Tamjidi Skin Institute in Vienna and Chevy Chase, we offer benign lesions and skin tag removal. While these skin imperfections can be embarrassing, they are simple to remove.
What Causes Moles?
Moles are caused by cells in the skin that grow in a cluster, rather than being spread out. Moles are extremely common and generally appear in early childhood and in the first 25 years of a person’s life. It is common for adults to have anywhere from 10 to 40 moles.
There are many different types of moles and some may become cancerous. While a majority of moles are benign, it is best to keep an eye on any moles, especially those that occur after the age of 25. There are a few things to keep in mind when examining a mole to determine if it may be cancerous or not.
- Asymmetry: If half of the mole doesn’t match the other half.
- Border: If the border is blurred, irregular, or ragged.
- Color: If the color contains shades of tan, brown, blue, black, red, or white.
- Diameter: If the mole is larger than a pencil eraser.
- Evolution: If the mole changed shape, size, or color.
If your mole has changed, is larger, elevated, has an inconsistent color, or is asymmetrical, it may be cancerous. Be sure to schedule a skin cancer screening with our dermatologists at Tamjidi to ensure that this mole is looked at and determine if it is in fact cancerous.
If the mole is benign, you may still want it removed! Since moles can alter appearance, many people want them removed. We can remove any moles quickly and easily, allowing you to rid your skin of any imperfections that you are self-conscious about.
What Causes Skin Tags?
Skin tags often occur when clusters of collagen and blood vessels that get trapped in thicker pieces of skin. Skin tags are common and not dangerous. They appear as small flaps of skin that hang off the skin. It is common for skin tags to appear in areas where clothing rubs the skin or skin rubs together. They can occur on the neck, chest, armpits, back, under the breasts, and in the groin area.
While these do not cause pain, they can become irritated if clothing, jewelry, or skin buts against them. Skin tags are often more common in those who are overweight, have diabetes, women who are pregnant, and have some types of HPV. However, everyone can get skin tags.
Mole and Skin Tag Removal
While benign moles and skin tags are not dangerous, they can cause people to feel uncomfortable in their own skin. Which is why we offer mole and skin tag removal treatments. There are many different methods of removing these imperfections. Our team of skilled dermatologists can determine which method is for you and remove any mole or skin tag that may be causing you to be anything but confident in your own skin!
If you have a skin tag or benign mole that you need to be removed, be sure to contact Tamjidi Skin Institute in Chevy Chase and Vienna today to schedule an appointment. We are happy to remove any of these imperfections and help you feel more confident in your skin.