Benign skin neoplasms: types, risks, prevention and self-diagnosis

How to get rid of moles, warts and papillomas?

Today’s cosmetology is not only a way to improve your appearance or solve certain aesthetic problems. Modern cosmetology has long passed into the category of wellness. In particular, in matters of diagnosis and detection of skin diseases.

Thus, one of the effective and popular methods of diagnosis and monitoring of skin diseases in cosmetology and dermatology is dermatoscopy.

Dermatoscopy is the latest technique for early stage non-invasive diagnosis of skin tumors. Its main goal is to detect and prevent skin cancer, which is now considered one of the most dangerous types of cancers. It is the earliest diagnosis of this disease which enables effective and efficient treatment. Dermatoscope often plays a key role in this diagnosis.

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The following benign neoplasms are the most common in the practice of a dermatologist:

  • moles
  • warts
  • papillomas
  • acute genital warts
  • fibroma
  • keratoma

In most cases, they do not pose any health risk, but often create aesthetic discomfort for patients. Therefore, more and more often dermatologists are addressed with such requests.

Methods of removing benign skin tumors: warts, papillomas and fibroids

Warts are neoplasm on the skin that look like nodular hyperplasia. They happen in dermatologists’ practice every day. It is harsh, unpleasant and often quite big in size. Therefore, it can cause considerable discomfort – both psychological and physical. At the same time, the most unpleasant feature of warts is that they are able to grow dynamically and quickly enough, filling larger and larger areas. And they can appear on very different parts of the body – from arms and legs, to mucous membranes and genitals.

In the Aesthetic Medicine Clinic Myroslava Novosilska, a range of modules of the most cutting-edge and powerful laser platform Harmony XL Pro is used to treat skin neoplasms. For detailed information about prices and terms of laser removal of warts, papillomas, fibroma and moles, read here. Effective laser removal of warts is one of them. 

The modules of this laser allow it to work practically with all types of warts, including plantar and large mosaic ones. They can be used both separately and in the complex. It all depends on each individual case and features of the skin the Clinic specialists work with. In any case, the experts of Aesthetic Medicine Clinic Myroslava Novosolska will develop the most accurate and personalized treatment plan for each patient, taking into account all wishes of the patient’s and specific features of the case in order to achieve the best possible result.

Advantages of laser removal of tumors on the skin:

  • painlessness
  • surrounding tissues are not affected
  • local anesthesia
  • bloodlessness
  • rapid healing

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Laser tumor removal is effective and does not require hospitalization. It allows to get rid of almost all skin lesions, including the ones on the face. After removal, no noticeable scars remain, only minor ones. The most comfortable treatment.

Removal of benign tumors can be done in different ways:

  • laser tumor removal
  • electrocoagulation
  • thermocoagulation
  • cryodestruction
  • surgical removal of tumors

Each of these methods has its pros and cons and the main task of the doctor is to choose the optimal and suitable method for each patient individually.

Removal of moles and warts by the method of cryodestruction:

The method of removing skin tumors due to low temperatures using liquid nitrogen. Due to this method neoplasms are destroyed, while the surrounding healthy skin is minimally affected. Also, remember that cryodestruction is a method that does not leave scars. What can be removed by the method of cryodestruction: papillomas, warts, geniatal warts (condyloma) and seborrheic keratosis.

The procedure is almost painless and bloodless. Due to low temperatures vasospasm occurs, i.e. short-term thrombosis. The procedure lasts from 30 seconds to 2-3 minutes, depending on the size and location of the neoplasm. The procedure is not always one-time, in some cases its repetition is required for the client’s comfort and minimized trauma to the skin. Before the procedure you should consult a dermatologist and get examined with a dermatoscope.

The dermatologist will choose the best removal method for you during the examination and prior consultation.

Melanoma – what is it? Diagnosis, symptoms and treatment

The greatest fear for dermatologists is to see signs of melanoma while examining a patient with a dermatoscope.

Melanoma is a dangerous type of skin cancer, its metastases penetrate into other parts of the body.

Anyone can be hit with the skin disease, but it is most common in people with fair skin and blond, red hair. Also at risk are people who love to sunbathe, often visit solarium and those who sunburned in childhood and adolescence on the beach.


Melanoma can occur in people of all ages, including adolescents. This is a dangerous disease that requires immediate treatment. In most cases, malignancy on the skin is easy to detect in the initial stage.

The study held by scientists has shown that melanoma most often occurs “de novo”, i.e. on intact skin. Therefore, if you think that you have no moles and thus are not at risk, we recommend that you remember to monitor your skin and take care of your health!

How to detect melanoma?

Oncologists have developed the ABCDE rule:

A – asymmetry

B – border: The edges are irregular, ragged, or blurred

C -colour

D – diameter

E – evolving

Skin cancer prevention includes:

  1. Once every six months visit a dermatologist for a general examination of moles
  2. Sun protection with high UVA and UVB protection factor (50 and more). Protection should be applied not only to moles, but also onto the whole body and face. Sun protection is needed not only in summer but also in the other year seasons.
  3. Do not forget to renew the sun protection every 2 hours, after the pool or towel drying.
  4. Children should not be outside during the heat periods, especially when the sun is scorching; wear panama hats and apply special creams to the baby’s delicate skin. Children under 3 are recommended to stay in the shade.
  5. Examine moles yourself monthly.
  6. Protect your skin with clothing, do not forget to wear hats and sunglasses.


The first symptoms signaling you should visit a dermatologist-oncologist and undergo a dermatoscopic diagnosis:

  1.  Presence of a significant number of pigment spots – they often precede the appearance of melanoma, and therefore must be under constant medical supervision. The same applies to birthmarks, which suddenly begin to change size, color or cause discomfort (eg. itching). Such symptoms are the reasons for an immediate consultation with a dermatologist.
  2. Presence of a large number of moles or the appearance of “ugly duckling” – a mole that is different from all others – require specialist monitoring and regular diagnosis.
  3. Neoplasms on the skin – any deviations from the “normal” condition of the skin should be an alarm signal for you and a reason to consult a specialist. Warts, papillomas, unexplained spots, etc. should be examined as soon as possible. In this case a dermatoscope is the best option to help diagnose the disease, if any, and choose the necessary treatment option.
  4.  Suspected skin cancer – a dermatoscope will help confirm or deny such a diagnosis.

The procedure itself is comfortable, fast and painless. In fact, the doctor examines the suspicious area of ​​skin under a magnifying device, which additionally generates a powerful light beam and allows to see the neoplasm or any other suspicious fragment in the most detailed manner. The procedure effectiveness is proven – a dermatoscope allows to diagnose skin diseases with an accuracy of 90%. Moreover, it happens without any invasive or painful procedures.

In addition, the factor of further skin monitoring is important. Thus, the dermatoscope used in the Aesthetic Medicine Clinic Myroslava Novosilska, allows to take pictures of the areas under examination and, thus, to control changes in size, color or condition of neoplasms. The Clinic specialists recommend having such examinations twice a year: approximately in December and April.


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