Mole and Skin Tag Removal

Removing a Mole

A mole is a cluster of skin cells -- usually brown or black -- that can appear anywhere on your body. They usually show up before age 20. Most are benign, meaning they’re not cancerous.


See your doctor if a mole appears later in your life, or if it starts to change size, color, or shape. If it has cancer cells, the doctor will want to remove it right away. Afterward, you’ll need to watch the area in case it grows back.


You can have a mole removed if you don’t like the way it looks or feels. It can be a good idea if it gets in your way, such as when you shave or dress.

Removing a Skin Tag

This is a small flap of flesh-colored tissue that hangs off your skin by a thin stalk. You’re most likely to find one in an area where your skin rubs together, or in folds, like your armpits, neck, eyelids, under your breasts, or in your groin.


People who are overweight, have diabetes, or are pregnant get skin tags more often. They can show up whether you’re a man or woman. Children don’t usually get them, though.


A skin tag is normally harmless and painless. You might want to have it removed if it gets in your way. Something rubbing against it can irritate it. It might snag on jewelry and clothing.

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Sometimes people choose to have one removed because they don’t like the way it looks.
 

Make an appointment with Dr. Poon today to discuss how to remove these unsightly mole and skin tag.