Common Skin Lesions That You Need To Know.

Solar Keratosis – also known as Actinic Keratosis

This is the most common skin condition cause by sun damage. They are usually rough, scaly, patches on sun-exposed areas such as the head and face. They can range in size from a pin-head to a much larger, noticeable lesion. Their colour can be light, dark, pink, red, or a combination of these. They may also present with a yellow/white scaly crust. Usually, they are harmless, however there is a small risk that they may eventually turn into skin cancer.
Usually, topical cream would be recommended as the treatment for these lesions, which may be prescribed by a consultant. We would also advise the application of a high-factor sunscreen every day. High quality sunscreens also moisturise, but most importantly they will prevent further damage to the skin and hopefully prevent the development of skin cancer.

Flat Mole

Flat moles are common small flesh coloured, tan, brown, or black spots on the skin, and can be flat or raised. Sun exposure causes an increase in the number of moles. Most moles apepar by the age of 30, and can be mistaken for freckles or other skin growths. Irregular or change moles may develop into skin cancer. It it therefore important to “map” your moles, ideally on an annual basis.
The genes we inherit from our parents, along with our amount of sun-exposure are major factors in determining mole numbers. Skin with more sun exposure tend to have more moles, however, moles may occur in sun-protected areas.
Once all moles have been check by our doctor and are classed as benign, they may be removed through Plasma Energy Therapy. Depending on the mole or lesion being removed, multiple treatments may be required.

Skin Tags

Skin tags are painless, non-cancerous growths on the skin,. They are connected to the skin by a small, thick stalk. Skin tags are common in both men and women, especially after the age of 50. They can appear anywhere on your body, through they are commonly found in places where the skin folds and rubs against itself, such as the eyelids, neck, under the breast line and armpits.
If skin tags hurt or bother you, you may opt to have them removed. We recommended removal by Plasma Energy Therapy.

Fibroma

A fibroma is a benign, tumor like lesion made up mostly of fibrous or connective tissue. These growths develop when uncontrolled cell growth occurs, often for an unknown reason, or as a result of injury or trauma to the area.
Fibromas are hard and smooth – like lumps of scar tissue. They will not go away without treatment, such as Plasma Energy Therapy. Even though most fibromas are harmless and can be left alon, it is important that they are monitored. Any fibroma that is pain or growing requires a visit to the doctor.

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

This is a skin condition caused when your sebaceous oil glands produce too much oil, which can then be trapped under your skin and cause bumps. It may have an indentation in the centre, and be white or yellow on the outer edge.
Sebaceous Hyperplasia is a common, harmless condition. It is benign and doesn’t pose any health risk.
However, if the lesion lasts too long on your skin, they may have a similiar appearance to Basal Cell Carcinoma. If you are concerned about the apeparance of any lesion, you should talk to your doctor.

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