Address: 510 Sycamore Valley Rd
West Danville, CA 94526
Phone: (925) 855-1773
Fax: (925) 905-9882
Business hours: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Skin Tag Removal Service
Patients from Walnut Creek, Oakland, Danville, and other areas often wish to treat benign moles, skin tags, and other lumps, bumps, and discoloration. Some are unhappy with their appearance; others find it physically uncomfortable when these rub against clothing. Removing these irregularities is a fairly simple, straightforward process with certified physician assistant Elham “Ellie” Zarnegar and the advanced techniques here at Essential Aesthetics.
MPAS, PA-CClinical Director
Elham "Ellie" Zarnegar uses her incredible expertise to precisely deliver the results you want.Meet Ellie
MPAS, PA-CClinical Director
Benign skin growths are common and often seem to appear for no discernible reason. At Essential Aesthetics, we treat the following concerns:
- Moles: Found in varying shapes, sizes, and shades, moles are common growths found in clusters or by themselves. They are a result of bundles of melanocytes (cells that produce pigment) and are usually found in areas exposed to the sun. Moles can be present at birth or develop throughout your life. Some can be potentially cancerous, but even benign (noncancerous) moles can be a cosmetic nuisance or cause discomfort if they rub or catch on clothes. Since moles may be malignant, we always send them to a lab to have them evaluated by a pathologist. If the mole has not been evaluated by a dermatologist, we recommend our patients to have initial total body photography, baseline documentation record, and dermoscopic image by a dermatologist before scheduling an appointment.
- Skin Tags: Although harmless, skin tags can be annoying, especially when they rub against clothing and get caught in jewelry. These skin lesions are benign and made of normal skin tissue and fat. They often develop on the neck, beneath the breasts, in the armpits, and other areas where skin rubs together. Even though the nature of most skin tags is benign, we always send them to a lab to have them evaluated by a cytologist.
- Seborrheic Keratosis (SK): SK is a common, benign black or brown skin growth that is often confused with moles or warts. They have wart-like, “glued-on” appearance and can grow to be quite large and make people feel self-conscious. Although the cause of SK is still unknown, researchers believe that excessive sun exposure and an imbalance of the hormone estrogen may play a role in the development of SK. Generally, SK forms on the scalp, face, neck, back, or chest. SK must be differentiated from actinic keratosis (AK). AK is caused from sun-damaged skin and may become precancerous and develop into skin cancer.
- Xanthelasma: Xanthelasma is a yellow build-up of fat underneath the skin around the eyes. Usually, those with very high or very low cholesterol levels develop this condition, but it can also be found in those with normal cholesterol levels. Xanthelasma does not typically pose any health threats, but in severe cases, can affect vision.
Depending on the lesion type, PA Zarnegar will come up with a treatment plan that will best suit your needs.
What To Expect After Removal
After the procedure, you should experience little to no pain and can resume normal activity. It is important to avoid rubbing, scratching, or touching the treated area. We recommend cleansing the treated area three times a day and applying a small amount of an antibiotic ointment such as Bacitracin. It is also important to keep the area protected from the sun.
You may experience side effects after the procedure such as mild bruising, swelling, or tenderness. Although unlikely, if you experience any post-procedure discomfort, we recommend taking an over-the-counter pain medication such as Tylenol.
We recommend that patients see a dermatologist once a year, or more often if they are at higher risk of skin cancer, for a full-body, professional skin exam. We also recommend that our patients check their skin every month from the top of their scalp to the soles of their feet. You can get help from a partner or friend to get help checking areas that you cannot see.Back to Top