Moles & Cysts
Moles are small skin growths. Most moles do not turn into melanoma. However, people with multiple atypical moles have a greater risk of developing the skin cancer. Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black and it can be appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. It is also known as nevi.
Cysts present as lumps under the skin. Cysts are sacs that form and get filled with an oily or cheese-like substance. Most are harmless but can grow and become inflamed, infected, swollen, or tender. It is important to not squeeze or manipulate them. Cysts are common and can occur anywhere in the body in people of any age.
Signs and symptoms of Moles & Cysts may include
- The shape of one-half of the mole does not match the other.
- The diameter is usually larger than 6 millimeters (mm) or had grown in size, this is 1/4 inch.
- Moles can be brown, tan, black, red, blue or pink. They can be smooth, wrinkled, flat or raised. They may have hair growing from them.
- Cysts in the skin or beneath the skin may cause a raised lump or bump. In some cases, a cyst may cause pain at the involved site.
- Cysts usually grow slowly and painlessly, with the lumps often visible. The face, neck, and trunk are common locations.
Cysts are common and can occur anywhere on the body. They are often a result of infection, clogged sebaceous glands, or piercings. Moles are caused by pigment cells growing in clusters.
Preparing For Your Moles & Cysts Surgery
We've tried to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible. You will have the opportunity to go through your whole procedure and ensure you fully understand every element. If you have any questions or concerns there will be plenty of time to discuss them too.
Post Operative Activities
- Patients usually experience only mild discomfort after the operation.
- You should be able to return to work the next day unless your work will place a strain on the stitches. It is unusual for these procedures to restrict any daily activities you carry out.
- Some patients may experience pain at the surgical site for the first 24-48 hours.
- Avoid physical exertion, exercise and sports while the surgical site is healing.