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Benign Skin Growths

These take several forms and shapes and commonly occur on the face, neck, armpits and groin. They are often hereditary and can increase in number due to hormonal changes, friction and weight gain or using the wrong skincare. Common growths include:

- Skin tags (papillomas): these are extra growths of skin that commonly occur on the eyelid, neck, armpits and groin.

- Seborrhoeic keratoses (warts): these brown or black in color and are often hereditary and commonly occur on oily skin types on the face, neck and body

- Sebaceous hyperplasia: these are yellowish growths arising from oil glands which commonly occur on oily skin types on the face

- Syringomas: these are skin coloured growths of the sweat ducts. They occur around the eyelids and upper cheeks and are often hereditary

- Milia: these are seeds of oil trapped under the skin surface

Treatment options include:

- Surgical Exraction

- Electrosurgery

- CO2 laser surgery

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