Lesions, Skin Tags, and Brown Spots

Lesions, Skin Tags, and Brown Spots | Spectrum Dermatology, Scottsdale

Lesions, Skin Tags, and Brown Spots

The skin is the largest organ of the body and can be prone to a number of frustrating conditions. From lesions to skin tags and brown spots, Spectrum Dermatology, ranked Top Doc in 2017 and 2018, offers customized skin care at clinics throughout Arizona.

What Are Lesions, Skin Tags, and Brown Spots?

Although these relatively common conditions can be embarrassing, they are not necessarily “just” cosmetic treatments. In many cases, lesions, skin tags, and brown spots require medical treatments and may be signs of more serious conditions. For instance, “brown spots” or hyperpigmentation may be an early sign of skin cancer. Melanoma is both the deadliest form of cancer and the easiest to treat when caught early. Brown spots are usually the result of sun damage, and although it is usually benign, it is important to remember that not all skin cancer presents as suspicious moles.

Lesions

Lesions can include a number of injuries. It is defined as any type of tissue damage that has been damaged by injury or disease and can include wounds and abscesses. Severe acne, or picking at any type of acne, can cause lesions. Open wounds become at risk of infection, which dramatically increases the dangers of lesions.

Scarring can also occur with lesions, and immediate treatment is the best avenue for preventing scars. However, if a scar has already formed, it is still possible to treat with a number of treatments. In addition to being embarrassing and decreasing self-esteem, scars can also be painful.

Skin Tags

Genuine skin tags are completely harmless and benign growths. However, they can interfere with daily activities and become “snagged” on clothes. Snagged tags can lead to bleeding, lesions, and a number of difficulties. Many people choose to remove skin tags because of this, or merely because they do not like the look. Some skin tags are actually other types of growths, and in rare cases may be a sign of skin cancer.

Get Checked Out By A Dermatologist at Spectrum Dermatology

Any type of growth on the skin should be checked by a dermatologist. Whether a client is looking for cosmetic or medical treatments, Spectrum Dermatology offers both with the board certified dermatologists on site. Call Spectrum Dermatology at 480-948-8400 and schedule a consultation today.