Skin Growths

Skin Growths

What are Skin Growths/Benign Tags?

Skin cells and underlying tissue starts getting accumulate and cause growths. Skin growths may be flat or raised and different in colour from dark brown or black to red or skin-coloured. You may find it at the time of birth or they may develop later.

If it will be controlled on time then the skin cells do not spread to the other parts of the body. The skin growth is non-cancerous(benign). If the growth is not controlled, the tumour will become cancerous and the cells invade normal underlying tissues and start to spread to other parts of the body.

Causes of Skin growth

There are no specific causes of noncancerous skin growths. Some causes of skin growths, however, are known as follows:

  • Viruses (for example, warts)

  • Systemic (body wide) disease (for example, xanthelasmas or xanthomas caused by excess fats in the blood)

  • Genetics (for example, seborrheic keratosis)

  • Environmental factors (for example, moles or milia stimulated by sunlight)

Types of skin growth

  • Seborrheic keratoses

  • Dermatosis papulosa nigra

  • Sebaceous hyperplasia.

  • Ephilides (freckles)

  • Lentigines (liver spots)

  • Solar lentigo

  • Nevus (mole)

  • Cherry angioma.

  • Dermatofibromas.

  • Acrochordons.

  • Lipoma.

  • Epidermal inclusion cyst.

  • MiliumPyogenic granuloma


  • Large ones create irritation due to their size and when they may rub against some things such as skin, jewellery or clothing.

  • They are harmless but people tend to get them diagnosed and treated just for their cosmetic reasons.

We at Royal Lush Skin Hair & Laser clinic under the expertise of Dr. Syed & his team offer various treatment options depending upon stage and underlying cause.

The following procedures may be used to remove skin tags:

  • Cauterization – Heat is used to remove them by burning the skin tag using electrolysis.

  • Cryosurgery – Probe is being used that contains liquid nitrogen to freeze off the skin tag.

  • Ligation – It is to be done by interrupting the blood supply to the skin tag

  • Excision - the skin growth is removed or cut out with a scalpel.