Skin growths may be removed using a variety of methods

  1. Laser
  2. Electrosurgery
  3. Cold steel surgery

In general, small, superficial skin growths like skin tags, warts, seborrhoeic keratoses and small moles can be removed using Laser or Electrosurgery. Prior to the procedure, the skin can be numbed using a numbing cream. Recovery usually takes 5-7 days. 

Cold steel surgery is the preferred method when we wish to remove large moles, or lumps growing under the skin such as cysts, dermatofibromas and lipomas( benign fatty tumours). This procedure is done under local anaesthesia. After the skin is anaesthetised, the doctor cuts out the skin lesion, and then stitches up the wound. Recovery usually takes 1- 2 weeks.