Many common growths develop on people’s skin. While the causes are often poorly understood, some are associated with aging and others are inherited.

Skin growths are often referred to as lesions. There are many reasons a lesion may be removed, some for medical reasons, some for cosmetic reasons. A few reasons lesions are medically removed are if cancer is suspected or if the lesion bleeds or causes pain, inflammation or irritation. A lesion may be removed for cosmetic reasons if the lesion is located in an unpleasant place on the body.

The dermatologists at Water’s Edge treat all types of skin growths from head to toe. Explore the links below to learn about some of the most common ones.

If you have a skin growth, contact Water’s Edge Dermatology for an appointment. Our dermatologists can diagnose your skin growth and recommend the appropriate treatment option for you.