Skin bumps come in many forms. For the most part, they are all benign, but should always be monitored if they change color or shape, or begin to bleed. There are numerous forms of skin bumps, including: milia, sebaceous hyperplasia, moles (nevi), Barnacles, red bumps (hemangiomas), warts, cysts, keloids, skin tags, and keratosis pilaris.
A few of the most common kinds of skin bumps are cysts, skin tags, and keratosis pilaris. Cysts are noncancerous, closed pockets of tissue that can be filled with fluid, pus, or other material. Skin tags are tiny, outpouching areas of skin that develop for many reasons, such as hormonal changes, age, or genetics. They are completely harmless and do not require treatment, although many people elect to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. Keratosis pilaris (commonly called KP) looks like chicken skin bumps on the upper arms and thighs. They can also appear on the cheeks, back, and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris is harmless, but the appearance can be bothersome. The condition is helped by finding a balance between exfoliation and moisture. Glycolic acid is also an effective product to use to treat this condition.
REMOVING SKIN BUMPS
There is no one treatment that works for all the lumps and bumps on our skin. Traditional methods for removing skin tags and bumps, such as liquid nitrogen, glycolic acid, and microdermabrasion can work very well. Today, advancements in laser technology have introduced even more treatments for skin tags and bumps. Kwan Dermatology’s highly-skilled team of medical professionals, along with our state-of-the-art technology and treatments, can remove and help heal skin bumps such as cysts, skin tags, and KP. We offer a variety of treatment options that smooth and eliminate skin bumps leaving you with smooth, clear skin.