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About Unwanted Skin Growth

Unwanted skin growth can be annoying, to say the least. There are many lumps, bumps, and blemishes on the skin that can be of cosmetic concern to someone (even if they pose no medical harm). It’s OK, you’re allowed to not like them! And there are various treatments for each spot, depending on the depth, color, and texture of the location, as well as the types of cells that make up that lesion.

Types of Unwanted Skin Growth

Unwanted skin growth falls into 3 major categories. They are moles, warts, and skin tags. Let’s take a closer look at each of these.


Unwanted skin growth can sometimes appear as moles. Moles can come in various shapes. They can be flat or raised, smooth or rough, and some contain hair. Unwanted skin moles may occur anywhere on the body. Also, if the mole changes in size or shape, then it’s important to consult a dermatologist. 


In addition to moles, unwanted skin growth can also present as warts. Warts are a harmless skin growth but can spread to other parts of the body. They can grow anywhere on the body. Most common among children and young adults.

Skin Tags

Other times unwanted skin growth may show up as skin tags. The often appear around the eyelids, neck, groin, underarms and under the breasts. Skin tags are small skin growth that project or stick out of the skin, often attached by a stalk to the surrounding skin. Skin tags are one of the most common bumps on adult skin. They can be the same color as the skin or they can be deep pigmented and darker.  They are usually painless, but may become irritated and itch.

How To Go About Removal Of Unwanted Skin Growth

The first step to remove unwanted skin growths or spots is a dermatology evaluation to establish what is happening with your skin. The next step is to select a treatment that will offer you safe and effective results.

At Dr Kormeili’s dermatology office in Santa Monica, we offer various cosmetic procedures to help with the removal of unwanted skin growth and blemishes. You may contact us for an appointment online, please click here.

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