Chicago Facial Aesthetics | Your Mole and Skin Tag Questions Answered

Chicago Facial Aesthetics

Most people have moles and skin tags. The face is a common location for these to develop. For certain people, this can be a source of embarrassment. Our team is trained in removing facial moles and skin tags, but not all moles and skin tags are alike. Here’s what you need to know.

What is a Mole or a Skin Tag?

Moles are a type of skin lesion. Typically, they appear when you are younger. On average, adults have between 10 and 40 moles. They are the result of cells growing together in a clump, rather than spreading throughout the skin.

Skin tags are excess skin tissues that are often found in areas where your skin folds. The neck is a common location.

Are they dangerous?

Usually, moles are harmless. It is however essential to have an evaluation before deciding on a course of action. A small number of moles may contain pre-cancerous cells. Our office is experienced in facial mole removal and will work with you to determine what your individual needs are. If you notice changes in size, shape, or color, please schedule an appointment to see us immediately.

Skin tags are harmless. They can lead to some annoyance or discomfort if they get caught in jewelry or rub against clothing.

Should I Have Them Removed?

The first step in determining whether your moles or skin tags should be removed is an examination at our office. Most people have them removed for cosmetic reasons. Once treatment is completed, you will be able to feel more confident in your appearance and enjoy your clear skin.

Moles and skin tags do not usually present a concern. Treatments at our office are often quick. Most patients’ skin heals completely within one week, though results can vary. Don’t go through each day feeling self-conscious about your moles or skin tags. Contact our office for an examination today.

For more information about moles and skin tags, or to schedule your visit, please contact our friendly office.