Skin Growths

Skin growths
  • Description

    Skin growths are abnormal accumulations of cells on the skin's surface, ranging from benign moles and warts to potentially malignant tumors like melanoma. Their appearance, size, and texture can vary widely, often necessitating medical evaluation to determine their nature and appropriate management.

  • Cause

    Skin growths can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetic predispositions, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds, viral infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV), or hormonal changes. Certain skin growths like moles are often benign and develop as a result of a cluster of melanocytes, while others like skin tags may form due to friction or rubbing against the skin. Additionally, some skin growths may be associated with underlying medical conditions or age-related changes in the skin's structure and function.

  • Treatment

    Treatment for skin growths depends on the specific type and characteristics of the growth. Options may include topical medications, cryotherapy (freezing), surgical excision, laser therapy, or electrosurgery. It's important to consult a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment planning to ensure the most effective and appropriate approach for each individual case.