Common Skin Growths That Come with Aging

As you age, it’s common to develop various skin growths. Most common skin growths are benign, but many people opt to have them removed to regain smooth skin. Removing skin growths is generally a straightforward procedure and can make you feel more confident about the look of your skin. 

Some of the most common skin growths that occur with aging include:

Skin Tags

Skin tags are common, benign skin growths that protrude from the skin’s surface. Skin tags often appear on areas of the body with skin folds, including the eyelids, neck, underarms, and breasts. You can have skin tags safely removed at Florida Face and Body for smooth, uniform skin. Litigation, electrosurgery, and cryotherapy are all treatment methods for skin tag removal.

Cherry Angiomas

A cherry angioma is another type of benign skin growth. It most commonly appears after the age of 30 and consists of blood vessels. While cherry angiomas can develop nearly anywhere on the body, they typically appear on the torso. This type of skin growth is small (typically just ¼ inch in diameter) and bright red in color.

Seborrheic Keratoses

Seborrheic keratosis is a prevalent skin growth, and it tends to affect people more as they get older. This growth is generally scaly; slightly raised from the skin; and tan, brown, or black in color. Seborrheic keratoses most commonly develop on the neck, head, chest, or back. While seborrheic keratoses aren’t dangerous, people may opt to have them removed if the growth becomes irritated when clothing rubs against it, or if they don’t like the look of it. 

If you have a skin growth that you would like to have removed, schedule an appointment at Florida Face and Body. Dr. Mahootchi can determine the best, most effective removal method for the growth.