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    What is a dermatologic surgeon?

    One of the most innovative and progressive medical subspecialties, these ASDS experts perform medically necessary and cosmetic treatment and procedures to improve skin health and beauty.

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    From aging skin to skin cancer...

    No one is more qualified to help than an ASDS member dermatologist. Each year, these skilled doctors perform 5 million cosmetic procedures and 2.6 million skin cancer treatments.

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    One American dies of melanoma almost every hour

    The good news: With early detection, melanoma has an almost 100 percent five-year survival rate. Schedule a free skin cancer screening today.

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    From crow's feet to spider veins...

    You'll look and feel your best when ASDS member dermatologists combine their training and expertise with the widest range of options available.

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Skin Growths

Our skin is always changing, and you may notice new freckles, spots or growths. Most skin growths are benign, but it is important to have a dermatologist inspect them to be sure. 


Treatment Options


Learn more about treatment options for skin growths

  • Cryosurgery  
  • Curettage and dessication

The most common type of skin growth is a skin tag, a small, flesh-colored piece of skin that frequently appears on the neck, underarm or groin. They often occur due to skin rubbing on skin. They are usually painless, but can be easily removed due to cosmetic reasons or if they become irritated. In majority of cases, once the skin tag is removed it will not reappear. 

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