Birthmarks and benign skin growths do not pose any medical concerns, yet you may still want to have them removed. Texas Dermatology offers birthmark and skin growth removal for children, teenagers and adults in San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels, and other areas of Texas.
What is Birthmark and Skin Growth Removal?
Birthmark and skin growth removal is often a simple surgical procedure that provides permanent results. Birthmarks and benign skin growths are a concern for many people, as they can be unsightly and unwanted for a variety of reasons.
How Much Does Birthmark and Skin Growth Removal Cost?
The cost of birthmark and skin growth removal is based upon the findings and recommendations of the dermatologist during the consultation. After the treatment plan is developed, we can discuss the cost with you, as well as financing options through CareCredit®.
What Are the Benefits of Birthmark and Skin Growth Removal?
Birthmarks and benign skin growths are not harmful, yet many people are concerned with the cosmetic appearance of these skin abnormalities.
Am I a Candidate for Birthmark and Skin Growth Removal?
Some of the benign skin abnormalities that can be treated are:
- Moles – Clusters of skin cells that may be darker than the surrounding skin
- Lipomas – Clumps of fat cells between the skin and muscle
- Skin Tags – Types of moles that have thin stalks that connect to the skin
- Dermatofibromas – Small, round nodules on the skin
- Keloids – Raised scars
- Seborrheic Keratoses – Abnormal skin growths that are more common among older men and women
- Keratoacanthomas – A growth that is benign and looks like squamous cell carcinoma
How is Birthmark and Skin Growth Removal Performed?
Birthmarks and other types of benign skin growths can be surgically removed by an experienced dermatologist. Removal of birthmarks and benign growths is often desired by patients for aesthetic reasons. Growths can also be bothersome or irritating, and surgical removal may be the best option for relief.
Removing a benign skin growth surgically is usually a simple outpatient procedure. If you have a birthmark or a benign skin growth that you want removed, we offer a complete range of treatment options for patients of all ages, including newborns. A pediatric anesthesiologist can also provide general anesthesia if needed for infants.
What is the Recovery Like After Birthmark and Skin Growth Removal?
Recovery after birthmark and skin growth removal is based upon the nature of the treatment that is used. Surgery may require some time and aftercare to ensure that the skin heals properly. Parents will need to monitor their children closely to ensure that the wound is protected from irritation, bacteria, and injury.
What is the Prognosis After Birthmark and Skin Growth Removal?
Birthmark and skin growth removal is a permanent solution for skin abnormalities that are aesthetically bothersome.
How Do I Find Birthmark and Skin Growth Removal Doctors Near Me?
Dr. John Browning is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology. He leads a team of expert dermatologists who work with patients of all ages in San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels and surrounding areas of Texas, including children, adolescents, and adults. You and your family deserve exceptional care for birthmark and skin growth removal, so contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Alamo Heights, Dominion, Kenedy, Mission Trail, and New Braunfels.