Telangiectasia. These are permanently dilated capillaries, not ‘broken capillaries’ as so often thought.
Campbell de Morgans. Named after Campbell Grieg De Morgan (1811-1876) a British surgeon who was the first to note them in medical literature. These vascular blemishes are also known as Cherry Angioma or Blood Spots. They present themselves as slightly raised or dome shaped and are of unknown origin.
Spider Naevi. A central dilated blood vessel, with smaller capillaries radiating from it like the legs of a spider can be individual isolated blemishes or can be multiple in areas such as the cheeks or chest area.
Skin tags. Small, smooth, brown or flesh-coloured growths attached to the skin by a stalk. Commonly found in the armpit, chest, neck or groin region.
Milia. Small white plugs which contain keratin deposits and often show as hard, solid lumps very superficially under the epidermis.
Actinic keratosis. Areas of sun-damaged skin found predominately on sun-exposed parts of the body.
Seborrhoeic keratosis. Also known as seborrhoeic warts, and as basal cell papillomas these are very common harmless, often pigmented, growths on the skin.
Warts. There are various types of warts, including flat (plane) raised (common) and verrucas (plantar – on the feet). They are benign epidermal tumours which are contagious (human papilloma virus) and all can be treated.
Xanthomas. These are deposits of fatty material under the skin and range in size from 6mm to more than 7cm diameter. They are associated with a symptom of metabolic disorders such as diabetes or high cholesterol.
If you are in any doubt remember that Dr Brooks is always happy to see you for a free of charge initial consultation where she can advise if diathermy or cryotherapy would be effective or discuss any other treatment options and prices.
Please note that we do not do mole removal in clinic as this is a surgical procedure.