Skin tags are small protruding bits of skin that often grow under the eye area, groin, armpits, neck and eyelids as well as other places on the body. They are harmless but are often considered unsightly. Skin tags can vary quite a bit in appearance, they could be smooth or irregular, flesh-coloured or more deeply pigmented, be raised above the surrounding skin or have a stalk (a peduncle) so that the skin tag hangs from the skin.
We offer a painless and simple procedure to remove all kinds of skin tags at MBA Skin, you will be able to resume normal activities immediately afterwards.
Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus which enters the skin surface and causes growth and thickening of the epidermal layer of the skin. Warts appear most often on the hands and feet, though they can spread to other parts of the body, for example around the nails, lips and genitals.
Warts vary in appearance depending on where they are on the body and how thick the skin is but the common wart is often round, firm and raised, with a rough or ‘warty’ surface. On close inspection, many tiny black dots may be seen in the centre, caused by ruptured blood vessels.
Warts are contagious, and close skin-to-skin contact can pass on the infection. The risk of infection is increased if the skin is damaged or wet and in contact with roughened surfaces, for example, in communal swimming pools. After becoming infected, it can take several weeks for a wart or verruca to appear.
At MBA Skin, the aim of our wart removal treatment is to remove it without leaving any scarring and ensure it does not return.
Verrucas are warts that specifically develop on the soles of the feet. They are not typically painful but can be sore to stand on.
As with warts on other areas of the body, verrucas are contagious and can be spread through contact. Our verruca removal treatment aims to effectively remove the wart without scarring.
Due to the nature of viral lesions, there is a possiblity of recurrance, therefore the procedure might require a second visit.
Moles (nevi) and beauty marks are a common type of skin growth, that range in color from your natural skin tone to brown or black and are caused by clusters of pigment. It is very common to have moles and most are harmless. Most people have 10-40 moles, that appear during childhood and adolescence and may change in appearance or fade over time.
Seborrheic keratosis are epidermal skin lesions and are usually brown, black or light tan. The growths (lesions) look waxy or scaly and slightly raised. They appear gradually, usually on the face, neck, chest or back, that are commonly present in adult and elderly patients. They are benign skin lesions.
Milia are small white cysts under the skin and oftens occurs around eyes, eyelids and cheeks. Milia is commonly caused by the build up of dead skin cells (keratin). It is important to speak to an expert to receive the correct diagnosis. There are a variety of treatment options to remove milia depending on the type, location and number of milia, however the most common procedure is Diathermy. The treatment is fairly quick and may require an aneasthetic cream.
Cysts are round lumps of tissue, that can be filled with fluid, air or pus. Grow sowly and vary in size, from smaller than a pea to several centimetres across. Sometimes cysts have a small, dark spot in the middle. They can develop virtually anywhere on the body.