Removal of Warts, Keloid and Moles

Warts are benign tumors or skin growths on the top layer of the skin. They cause pain and discomfort and highly contagious. They have multiple appearances depending on where they grow. Some are rough, some flat and some smooth.

If you find warts on your body, it's best to remove them as soon as possible. Warts can grow and spread fast and can even turn out to be a long-term problem if you do not take care of the warts removal now.

Warts can be removed through Electrocautery. This is burning away the warts with a thin, needle-like tool with hot tip. Healing is within 2-3 weeks.

Keloids are overgrowth of scar tissue developed under the site of the injury. These scars are color red, pink or dark tan and they are usually thick, rounded, irregular cluster and itchy during formation and growth. Keloids may form at any part of the body although the shoulders, upper back and upper chest are prone to keloid formation.

Treatments include steroid injections and excision. Steriod injections are injected into the keloid once a month. After several injections the keloid becomes less noticeable and flattens in 3 to 6 months. Big keloid scars like earlobe keloids requires surgical excision.

Moles can appear anywhere on your skin and is usually brown, pinkish and black in color. Moles can lead to dangerous health problems if it changes in size, appearance, bleeds, not uniform in color, has ragged edges and look very unusual. If the mole is determined to be cancerous, removal is most likely recommended.

Mole removal is a simple procedure that has a little or no recuperation period. Protruding moles are permanently and completely removed through excision (cutting) with sutures. While for flat moles and skin tags, they are removed through electrocautery. It is a procedure that uses heat to burn off the mole touching only the superficial layer of the skin.

The procedure takes 30 minutes and the scab will heal within 1 to 2 weeks. Because moles can be a health problem and also cause self-consciousness, embarrassment and discomfort, removal is usually advised. Removal of moles reduces skin irritation and can lead to smoother, clearer skin.