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Recognizing Various Types of Skin Tumors

Do you have a bump on your facial skin? Don’t be panic, Dermalvoers! You should know all the symptoms. The fact is: everybody has a bump on the skin. However, don’t be worried, Dermalovers, because most of the bumps are categorized as benign tumor. Bump or benign tumor is possible grown at all area of the skin, including on your face. Skin tumor on the face that is commonly found is seborrheic keratosis, skin tag, syringoma and xanthelasma. Let’s break it down!


1. Seborrheic Keratosis


Seborrheic keratoses are brownish or blackish bumps that tend to be round and sloping on the surface of the skin that often happened to adults, especially to the elders. Seborrheic keratosis can appear on the face and neck area, can get bigger and bigger over time. Keratosis can be removed by fractional laser and electro-cauter. After some certain procedures, seborrheic keratosis may disappear, but can reappear in the future. Therefore, repeated therapy is required and highly recommended as needed.


2. Skin Tag


Skin tags are benign skin growths that are shaped like small balloons that hang on the skin. Doctors can usually recognize skin tags easily just by looking at them. The size of the skin tag can vary from 1 mm to 1 cm. Skin tags generally appear in skin folds area such as neck, armpits, but can also appear on the face. Basically, skin tags are harmless, but they can disturb your appearance and affect your self-confidence. Skin tags can easly removed with a fractional laser and electro-cauter.


3. Syringoma


Syringoma is a benign tumor in the form of small solid lumps on the surface of the skin that usually appear around the eyes. Syringoma arises due to overactive sweat glands. Syringoma

can appear on anyone, but is more common in teenagers and women. Syringoma generally does not cause symptoms but can also be itchy, especially when sweating. Syringoma can be treated by giving oral medication, called isotretinoin, applying chemical peels and using creams that contain retinoid acid. Treatment using fractional laser and electro-cauter is also highly recommended for syringoma. Treatment should only be done by a doctor because the eye area is very sensitive and easily irritated. Syringoma can also reappear after removal and repeat therapy can be done if needed.


4. Xanthelasma


Xanthelasma are yellowish plaques due to fatty lumps that appear on the eyelids. Xanthelasma generally appears in adults aged 30-50 years who have high cholesterol levels. Although it can happen to anyone, xanthelasma is more common in women than men. The treatment of xanthelasma is almost the same as the treatment of benign tumors in general, namely fractional laser and electro-cauter. Xanthelasma cannot go away completely and can reappear if cholesterol levels in the blood are still high. So Dermalovers are advised to regularly control cholesterol levels in the blood.


Premium Dermalove Batam has chemical peeling, fractional laser, and electrocauter treatments that can help reduce or eliminate bumps on the skin. If you, Dermalovers, have lumps like the characteristics above, get in touch only with us and immediately consult to professional doctors at Premium Dermalove Batam.

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