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Benign Growths

Benign skin lesions refer to non-cancerous growths on the skin, which can vary widely in appearance, and are usually symptomless. Identifying whether these growths are harmless or potentially harmful often requires the expertise of a dermatologist. Common examples include age spots, sun spots, moles, skin tags, red spots, cysts, and cholesterol deposits around the eyes, among others.

While primarily a cosmetic concern, it's crucial never to treat them with laser or cosmetic procedures unless done by a qualified Dermatologist. This caution is essential as many benign lesions can resemble skin cancer. Typically, these lesions can be left untreated if they aren't bothersome. However, removal for cosmetic reasons is often not covered by public healthcare systems, necessitating a fee for such procedures.

To schedule a consultation with one of our Dermatologists regarding a skin lesion, a doctor's referral is required.

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