Removal of moles, cysts, skin tags and xanthelasma

Moles, various kinds of cysts and skin tags are common problems that require the expertise of a plastic surgeon. Moles can be removed surgically, with laser or even with radiofrequency cautery. Usually, done for cosmetic purpose, sometimes a mole has to be removed because there is a risk of it becoming malignant (cancerous). Moles less than 5 mm in diameter can be effectively treated with dermal punch and the resultant wound be allowed to contract. Cysts usually are removed surgically with resultant small and even hidden scars.

Skin tags can be excised surgically or with radio-frequency cautery. Xanthelasma are yellowish plaques that occur most commonly near the inner canthus of the eyelid, more often on the upper lid than the lower one. This can be treated well with laser or surgical excision. These are all office/OPD procedures with very gratifying results.