Moles, Warts & Skin Tags Removal

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The presence of moles, warts, and skin tags can be aesthetically unappealing and can affect one's overall appearance. With the help of advanced treatments performed at Charma Clinic, the best skin clinic in Bangalore one can do away with unwanted skin growth.

  1. Moles are the commonly occurring skin growth that appears on the skin surface as small, dark-brown spots which sometimes can be black, blue, or flesh-colored. They are caused by the clustering of the melanocytes (the skin pigmented cells). These can be found anywhere on the skin either in groups or alone (ranging between 10 to 40 in number). Generally, they form during childhood and adolescence. Usually, these are harmless and do not cause pain, and may change in their appearance or fade away with time. Rarely, it can become cancerous. Thus, regular monitoring for skin cancer is very important. 
  2. Warts are unusual growth of the skin with an irregular surface caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). When this virus invades the skin, it induces the speedy growth of an outer layer of skin cells. It can be of various types based on its location and appearance. These include plantar warts (on soles of feet), genital warts (in the pubic area, in or around the anus, or/and in the vagina), and flat warts (on face and legs, common in children and teenagers). They are contagious. 
  3. Skin Tags are another kind of skin growth with soft, small pieces of the skin sticking out on a narrow stalk or peduncle. Most commonly they appear on the neck, eyelids, body folds, armpits, and upper trunk. There is no definite cause of its presence on the body. These are found on the body parts where skin rubs against the other skin or a rough clothing fabric. These are harmless, smooth, benign skin tumors that can occur in any gender. 

Why remove a mole, wart, or skin tag?

Most of the skin growths like moles and skin tags do not require any treatment as they are not bothersome. But still, many people would like to get rid of them due to cosmetic reasons or when they start to cause some level of discomfort like irritation when they get caught in jewelry or get rubbed against clothing. In the case of warts, if they are left untreated, they persist for longer until the body fights the virus and causes the wart to disappear. Removal of warts would be necessary to prevent their spread from one body site to another or other people and also to minimize the pain felt by putting repeated pressure on them.

Moreover, people having any unusual skin growth must look for any abnormal changes in their appearance and also carry out skin biopsy and thorough skin examination to check for skin cancer, especially melanoma. Otherwise, they would get worse or can become life-threatening, if ignored. 

Specifically, the moles shall be evaluated by looking for the following signs:

  • Changing or uneven color which differs from usual black, dark-brown, pink, or flesh-colored moles.
  • Large-sized moles have a diameter larger than that of a pea.
  • If the moles have evolved recently over a few weeks or months.
  • A jagged or irregular border of the moles that are round or oval-shaped.
  • An irregular shape of the mole with two distinct halves.

What are the options to remove moles, warts, and skin tags?

There are various ways to remove different types of skin growths. Some of them are detailed below:

1. Mole removal treatment

Moles that cause irritation to the skin or become cancerous require surgical removal. There are two surgical methods: surgical excision (or cutting) with or without the use of sutures, and shave removal with the help of a scalpel blade without stitches.

> Preparation for mole removal

The dermatologists carries out surgical removal of moles only when the following things are done:

  • The treatment site is cleaned properly to get rid of any dirt, makeup or cosmetics.
  • Next, the skin around the mole is numbed with a local anesthetic like lidocaine. This helps in making the procedure comfortable and pain free.
  • A sterile drape may be placed over the area to be treated depending upon the mole size and the method to be used for excision.  

> Removal of a mole by excision with sutures

It is performed in areas of the body where the client would desire permanent optimal scarring. During this procedure, the doctor uses a scalpel to cut the mole along with a small margin of healthy skin, if important. The size of the border surrounding the mole is to be taken out depending upon the concern of the surgeon being tackled. If the surgeon is addressing a precancerous or a cancerous mole, then a large border may be excised to ensure complete removal of the mole. After the removal, stitches are placed either deep (if dissolvable sutures are used) or on the skin surface (if they are to be removed later). The type of stitches used depends upon how deeply the moles penetrate the skin. 
> Removal of mole with simple shaving

In this procedure, the doctor uses a scalpel to shave off the mole slightly underneath the superficial skin. Next, he/she electro cauterizes or burns the skin using an electric instrument to pass electric current delivering a large amount of thermal energy to the skin. A chemical solution or medication may be applied over the treatment area to stop any bleeding and promote healing. The wounded skin is then covered in bandages and allowed to recover by special care and following precautions. 

2. Warts removal treatment in Bangalore

Most warts disappear themselves while some may recur even after being treated and require multiple treatments. Standard treatments involve the use of prescribed or over-the-counter medications (including salicylic acid as the main ingredient) to peel off warts. These could also include drugs to kill the Human Papillomavirus. If these don’t work, dermatologists would recommend the following treatments: 

  • Cryotherapy

In this treatment, a freezing spray containing liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the wart and allow blister formation around it. After 1-2 weeks of freezing therapy, the dead skin tissues eventually fall off. It can be performed at home as well as in the doctor’s office. 

  • Laser surgery

A laser is a safe, effective, and precise technique, wherein a focused beam of light is directed on warts. Generally, pulse-dye lasers are used for warts removal. The laser light generates heat that is sufficient for heating the tiny blood vessels inside warts and causing its destruction. As the blood supply to the warts is cut off, they die and fall off. Moreover, the heat produced from the laser may also kill or inactivate the virus residing within the wart. It can be a good treatment for areas that are hard to reach like genital warts in the urethra. Other options of laser include carbon dioxide laser which is effective around the toenails and fingernails as it cuts away the top portion of the wart and burns away the rest. Erbium laser can work best for small areas as it has a high degree of precision and does not lead to much scarring and Neodymium laser may be used to target blood vessels in the wart. To know more about laser treatment for wart removal in Bangalore, consult an expert skin doctor at Charma Clinic.

  • Electrocautery

This method makes use of electricity that is passed through a handheld electrical device to heat the needle tip of the instrument. As the heated needle sits on the wart, it causes thermal destruction of the skin cells. The skin surrounding the wart may appear white and swollen (i.e. charred). The dead skin tissues are then removed or peeled off by the caregiver and covered with a bandage. The bandaged area shall be kept clean and dry to avoid any possible infection. During the wound healing, a small scab is formed over the treated area which drops on its own and leaves behind a small scar. 

3. Skin tag removal in Bangalore

Tiny skin tags usually rub off on their own while most of them stay attached to the skin. A person usually opts for the removal of large skin tags when they start to hurt or cause irritation as they rub against the tight-fitted clothing, skin, or jewelry. Multiple or large skin tags are usually removed under local anesthesia. There are following ways to remove skin tags:

  • Cryosurgery

In this procedure, a probe containing liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the skin tag. This causes scabbing of the skin tag and eventual falling of the dead skin tissues. It is a comfortable and easy treatment that provides results after one or two weeks. The supercooled liquid nitrogen targets only warts and very little damage is suffered in the skin around the skin tag.   

  • Electro cauterization

This treatment makes use of electrodes that send high-frequency electrical energy directly into the skin growth. This results in burning or drying out of the skin tag from its base so that it falls off. The wounded skin after the skin tag removal is sealed to prevent further infection and bleeding.  

  • Surgical excision

In this method, a scalpel or a surgical scissor with a sterile blade (sharper than nail clippers) is used to cut the skin tag from its base. This is an immediate solution to get rid of the skin tags which may require numbing of the treatment area. The healthcare provider might apply a chemical solution over the treatment site before proceeding into the main procedure such that there is no risk of excess bleeding. 

  • Ligation

This is a process wherein a skin tag removal band is used to interrupt the blood supply to the base of the skin tag. A surgical thread may also be tied to the peduncle of the skin tag to cut down the blood flow. When there is no blood circulation inside the wart, the cells of the abnormal skin growth would die and fall away. 

Can moles, warts, and skin tags be removed by home remedies?

Home remedies can do more harm than good!

Many people use over-the-counter lotions, creams, or chemical solutions that can be applied over the moles to peel off the affected skin. Natural herbs or oils like apple cider vinegar, banana peel, coconut oil, tea tree oil, and garlic are also applied for the removal of unusual skin growths. Many people also use a nail clipper to remove skin tags, but these remedies may lead to skin infection, bleeding, scarring and further aggravating the condition. Thus, it’s always ideal to consult a dermatologists who can evaluate the skin condition, check for signs of skin cancer, and safely remove the moles, warts, or skin tags. 

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The word Charma means skin in Sanskrit and other Indian languages. Charma was conceptualised in the summer of 2013 as a centre to treat dermatological problems. It was started in Chirag Hospital, a small nursing home in South Bengaluru.

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Chirag Hospital, 3rd floor, #1635, 17th main, J P Nagar 2nd phase, Bengaluru - 560078

Clinic Timings

Monday to Saturday : 9.30AM to 7.30PM
Sunday : Closed!