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Skin Growths

There are many benign skin growths that patients seek evaluation for in our office. Thankfully, because these lesions are benign, we are able to reassure patients that they are not harmful and not a cause for concern.

Common growths that we see in many of our patients include skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, cherry angiomas, lentigines ("sun spots"), cysts, and nevi ("moles").

Sometimes, our patients desire to have these lesions removed. In your appointment we can evaluate each spot and determine if there is any medical necessity for removal. If not, we can often offer cosmetic options for removal. We also work closely with several plastic surgeons in the greater Nashville area to whom we can refer you, if the growth occurs in a cosmetically-sensitive area.