A mole is a cluster of skin cells — usually brown or black — that can appear anywhere on your body. They usually show up before age 20. Generally most are benign which means they are not cancerous. One needs to be aware of any new mole appearance later in life and keep a track in case it starts to change in size, colour or shape.
A skin tag is a small flap of flesh-coloured tissue that hangs off your skin by a thin stalk. You’re most likely to find one in an area where your skin rubs together, or in folds, like your armpits, neck, eyelids, under your breasts, or in your groin.People who are overweight, have diabetes, or are pregnant get skin tags more often. They can show up whether you’re a man or woman. A skin tag is normally harmless and painless. You might want to have it removed if it gets in your way.
Mole on any skin area can be removed using the following procedures:-
Excision: In this process of mole removal, the mole area is cut out using surgical scissors. A local anesthesia is used to avoid pain during the treatment. Sometimes a mole can have cell growths below the top layer of skin, removing which may follow up with a few stitches. This may result in a temporary scar.
Laser treatment: This is an effective treatment to remove moles from skin. Small moles that are non-cancerous can be eliminated using laser. The laser energy breaks down the cluster of skin cells forming a mole. This method is useful for removing moles from face and ears which is hard for the cutting treatments. This method is potent to remove multiple moles at a time.
Treatment for Skin-tag Removal
Cryotherapy: It is a freezing technique in which liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the skin area with skin tag.
Surgery: Surgical instruments such as the surgical scissors are used to cut of the skin tag from the surface of skin.
Electrosurgery: In this surgical treatment, high frequency electro waves are used to destroy the skin tag.
Laser: CO2 laser is used to burn the base of skin tag .It is very fast, painless procedure and above that doesn’t leave any scar.