5 REASONS TO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST FOR MOLE, SKIN TAG REMOVAL
While sheltering in place during the coronavirus pandemic, people are tackling all sorts of DIY projects from baking bread to sewing COVID-19 masks. Some people are even trying DIY surgeries, such as removing a mole or skin tag.
Dr. Danny caution that at-home surgery can go seriously wrong quickly and unexpectedly. Trying to remove a mole or skin tag at home could cause a deep-seated infection. You could cause unstoppable blood loss. To get life-saving care, you’d have to go to the emergency room (ER). If you have a mole or skin tag that you want to remove, you can still contact our dermatologist.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Chicago Skin Clinic offers telemedicne appoitments. This allows you to consult with Dr. Danny while sheltering in place. If the spot on your skin needs immediate care, you can schedule an in-person visit. Whether the spot on your skin requires immediate medical care or can be removed later, you want to see a dermatologist. Here are five reasons why:
Find and treat skin cancer. Skin cancer can appear on your skin in many ways. It can look like a changing mole, new growth, or scar. When you see a dermatologist, you receive the care you need to find out whether or not you have skin cancer. If you have skin cancer, you can receive expert medical care. If you remove a mole at home that’s actually a skin cancer, you can leave behind microscopic cancer cells. These cancer cells can multiply and spread deep into the tissue beneath your skin. If you have melanoma, these skin cancer cells can spread quickly throughout the body. This is why melanoma is called the deadliest skin cancer. Caught early and treated, melanoma is highly treatable.
Control infection risk. When doctors cut into skin, they follow guidelines that dramatically reduce the risk of infection. Without this knowledge, you risk developing a serious infection, which can require a trip to the ER.
Minimize scarring. Any time you wound your skin, you risk developing a scar. Dr. Danny has the expertise required to reduce scarring.
Prevent loss of movement due to scarring. If you cause a scar on skin that covers a joint, such as a knuckle or elbow, the scar can limit how far you can move your finger or elbow. Dr. Danny understands this risk and uses his expertise to help avoid this.
Avoid difficult-to-stop blood loss. Before treating you, Dr. Danny will ask questions about your medical conditions and medications that you take. This information helps him know what could cause difficult-to-stop bleeding and take necessary precautions.
Find and treat skin cancer. Skin cancer can appear on your skin in many ways. It can look like a changing mole, new growth, or scar. When you see our dermatologists, you receive the care you need to find out whether or not you have skin cancer. If you have skin cancer, you can receive expert medical care.
Dr. Danny also has the in-depth medical expertise required to remove skin growths with the least amount of injury. Without this knowledge, it’s easy for you to nick a blood vessel or cut into a vein unexpectedly.
It’s understandable that you may want to do everything you can to treat yourself at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Chicago Skin Clinic is helping people do this when possible. We are also providing information to help you avoid unnecessary risks, such as DIY mole removal.