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Skin Growths

Updated: Feb 8, 2019

Skin Tag Removal - Are you ready to lose those annoying skin tags around your neck, underarms or groin? Cutaneous tags are very common skin growths. They usually occur after midlife and are usually harmless and non-cancerous (benign). The tag sticks out of the skin, and may have a short, narrow stalk connecting it to the surface of the skin. Dr. Parsons can remove your skin tags easily and quickly, including around the eyes. There is usually no regrowth or scar formation after cutaneous tags are removed, although new growths may appear elsewhere on the body.

Skin Tags

Ruby Points– these little red dots are called cherry angiomas. They are made up of a cluster of tiny capillaries at the surface of the skin, and can range in color from bright red to purple. As they grow larger, they tend to expand in thickness, and may take on the raised and rounded shape of a dome and may be located on any part of the body. Everyone seems to develop a few, but the number is genetically determined. They usually appear in early adulthood; but the onslaught in those genetically inclined tends to increase as one approaches their 40s. Red dots considered to be painless and harmless. Removal is easy by utilizing a vascular laser. They heal beautifully after treatment, and if properly treated they will not return.

Ruby Points or Cherry Angiomas

Milia - often referred to as (milk spots), are keratin-filled cysts that can appear just under the epidermis. They are common in people of all ages, they appear mostly on the face. They are easily removed by lancing and extraction in one session.


Sebaceous Hyperplasia - is a common benign condition of sebaceous glands in adults of middle age or older. Lesions can be single or multiple and manifest as yellowish, soft, small papules on the face (particularly nose, cheeks, and forehead). Sebaceous hyperplasia occasionally also occurs on the chest, areola, mouth, foreskin. These lesions can be treated with a laser or electrocautery treatment.

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Seborrheic Keratosis – are flesh-colored, brown, or black growths that can appear anywhere on the skin. Theses harmless growths are very common in middle-aged and older people. Seborrheic keratosis are round or oval and very in size. They appear to be stuck on the skin and often have a waxy or scaly surface. They are normally painless, and require no treatment. But often are removed for cosmetic reasons. Dr. Michelle Parsons can remove these pesky and annoying lesions utilizing either the topical treatment Eskata, laser or electrocautery.

Image Seborrheic Keratosis
Seborrheic Keratosis

Telangiectasia – (broken capillaries) most commonly found on the cheeks and nose area, these appear as small red/pink threads under the skins surface. Broken capillaries occur when the capillary walls narrow and widen too quickly causing the muscles in the walls to tear. This in turn allows the blood to seep out resulting in broken capillaries.

Image Telangiectasias

Spider Angioma - is a combination of a ruby point and telangiectasia. They are often found on the face, especially around the eyes and nose. Causes are very similar to telangiectasia. Dehydrated, dry and sensitive skins often have thin skin that provides less protection and therefore, these skin types are the most commonly affected. Common causes: Hot conditions, Wind blowing on face, sunburns, pressure (squeezing spots from glasses).

Image Hemangioma
Spider Hemangioma

Cholesterol Deposits on Eyelids – Xanthelasmas are flat, yellow-white fat deposits under the skin on or around your eyelids. They usually occur in older people and are mostly harmless. In some people, however, they can indicate high cholesterol or triglyceride levels.  Dr. Parsons can removed this bumps without surgery in 1 or 2 sessions.

Image of cholesterol deposits around eyes
Cholesterol Deposits

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