Benign Growth in Wellesley, MA

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A benign growth is an abnormal growth of cells that does not serve any purpose to the body. In most cases, they are not harmful and do not spread to other areas or the organs. However, benign growths may need to be removed if they press on blood vessels or nerves. These lesions may look waxy, scaly, or slightly raised, usually appearing on the face, neck, chest, or back. Types of benign growths include seborrheic keratoses, moles, freckles, cherry angiomas, dermatofibromas, skin tags, lipomas, and other various types. Growths may also be removed if you are unhappy with their appearance.


Different treatment solutions are available at VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Wellesley, MA if you're experiencing a benign growth. General treatment for benign growths involves draining the lump or eliminating it through a surgical procedure. Other methods include:

  • Cryosurgery or freezing the growth with liquid nitrogen is one method; however, it doesn't always work on raised or thicker growths, and there is a risk of permanent pigment loss on the skin.
  • Scraping/shaving the skin's surface with a scalpel blade can also be used with cryosurgery to treat thinner, flatter growths.
  • Electrocautery destroys the growth with heat and can be used with scraping/shaving to remove thicker growths.

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Dr. Pomerantz listened to my concerns and preferences, and treated me as an individual. Her advice has been excellent. Her personal manner and compassion are exceptional. This was by far the best medical experience in a very long time. I would recommend her with no reservation, and regret that she will no longer be practicing in my area.

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Dr. Pomerantz has been my dermatologist for several years and I am grateful for her knowledge and careful attention to my many skin issues. I'm in the club for regular full body skin exams and I feel that she is very thorough and not rushed. She takes time to explain what's going on and what's next. I highly recommend her!

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Dr Pomerantz has been treating me for my Rosacea for a couple of years now and I wouldn't go to anyone else. She also recently treated some moles on my face which I was anxious about. After all, it's my face. She and her staff made me feel comfortable and confident in the treatment. My skin looks amazing and I'm so happy I found such a great Dr to put my trust in. For any skin care needs, I would definitely recommending 100%, making an appointment to see Dr Pomerantz at VivaSkin.

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Noncancerous growths can be identified and removed during an appointment with our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz, at VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics. We will conduct a detailed physical examination and recommend a personalized treatment plan for effective removal. Benign growths can cause unnecessary stress so we encourage anyone who is feeling anxious about a growth under the skin to seek solutions during a consultation at our Wellesley, MA office.

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