Skin Growths

Skin Growths

As a dermatology clinic, our specialists’ goals are to diagnose, treat and educate patients regarding a broad range of skin problems. Our commitment to you is superior and ethical dermatological medical care with state-of-the-art technology, ensuring all our patients are given the best solutions for their skin conditions.

A wide range of skin growths are treated at Ocean Skin and Vein Institute:


Angiomas are small blood vessels that appear on the body as three forms of benign growths: Cherry Angiomas, Spider Angiomas, and Angiokeratomas. Irritation might occur due to rubbing against clothing; although angiomas are harmless, most patients seek to treat them for cosmetic reasons.

Mole Removal

Moles can be removed by three treatment options: excisional mole removal, shave mole removal, and laser mole removal. Excisional mole removal is a surgical procedure that results in minimal scarring and one to two weeks for recovery. Mole removal with the use of special instruments done in the office can also be accomplished without the use of sutures. Lasers such as fractional CO2 or fractional Erbium Yag can improve the overall appearance post Mole excision and mole shave.


Keloids are raised scars where the skin has healed after an injury. Keloids can be caused by anything that causes a scar, for example, tattoos, body piercings, or surgeries. They start to form when your cells are trying to repair the wound by forming a scar; extra tissue can cause a raised area called a keloid.

Seborrheic Keratosis

A noncancerous skin growth that is usually light tan, brown, or black. The growth can look scaly, waxy, and/or slightly raised. Seborrheic Keratosis can grow on the back, neck, chest, and head.

Skin Tags

Skin tags are noncancerous growths on the skin that are painless. Skin tags are more likely to occur in patients with obesity, high blood pressure or hypertension, and high cholesterol levels. Most skin tags are harmless and are usually removed for cosmetic reasons.

Skin Growths and Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags are flesh-colored growths that can develop around areas with excessive friction. Both men and women are susceptible to developing these conditions. Hormones, weight gain, or friction areas are likely to cause the condition. Skin tags are likely to come off spontaneously; however, if they persist, several treatment options exist to remove them. After your initial evaluation, our dermatologists will develop the appropriate treatment plan best suited for your needs. Skin tags can be treated with liquid nitrogen, excision, cautery, or laser therapy. Skin tag treatment is generally a scarless procedure with only 5-7 days of downtime.

Skin tag removal is not covered by insurance.