Skin Tag Removal
With age and pregnancy, unsightly skin tags can develop, especially in the areas of the underarms, neck and face. Over time, these may grow larger, multiply, or become irritating. Dr. Brozowski removes skin tags in her office with a combination of freezing and surgical techniques. This procedure takes less than 15 minutes, and, as the area is numbed prior to your procedure, will not be painful. The skin usually heals within a week and looks as it did prior to the development of the skin tag. To schedule a skin tag removal or consultation in our Berkeley, California office in the San Francisco Bay Area, please call us at 510-549-3333. In the Wood River Valley, you may also call 208-726-2223.
Moles can be unsightly, aging and uncomfortable. The moles that are the most easily removed without scarring are flat (not raised) and are red or light brown. With the use of laser and chemical technology, Dr. Brozowski can remove moles quickly with no downtime.
Perhaps the most aging of all moles are cherry angiomas or ‘red moles.’ These commonly appear on the neck, chest, face and back, beginning in your 30s and 40s. The good news is that cherry angiomas are the easiest moles to remove, and leave no scar or skin depression behind.
Dr. Brozowski is one of the only physicians in the East Bay with a laser especially designed to eliminate red moles and broken capillaries, and performs all treatments herself. The treatment lasts only a few minutes and is not painful. Usually only one treatment is necessary to remove cherry angiomas.
Other moles that respond well to therapy are flat brown moles and sun or age spots. These can be removed without scarring with the use of a laser or chemical peel process. One to three treatments may be required, depending on the size and depth of the moles. Moles that are raised, thick and dysplastic will likely require a surgical procedure to remove completely. This is more likely to lead to scarring, so a consultation is recommended.
Mole removal is permanent, but no treatment can prevent the development of new moles in the future. Wearing sunscreen will reduce your chance of developing additional moles, melasma and cancer, and is recommended for all of our patients. Please call us to find out if you are a candidate for scarless laser removal of your moles.
The past decade has seen many updates in the field of scar correction. The way a scar develops depends as much on how your body heals as on the original injury, whether caused by an accident or surgery. Many variables can affect the severity of scarring, including: the size and depth of the wound, the blood supply to the area, the color and thickness of your skin, and the direction of the scar.
Dr. Brozowski will meet with you and discuss your scar type and different techniques to improve the overall appearance of scars with a combination of fillers, laser resurfacing, and peeling or dermabrasion techniques. These procedures can be accomplished in a short office visit and have minimal down-time. While no scar can be removed completely, Dr. Brozowski can often improve the appearance of a scar, making it less obvious, by matching the color and texture of the scar to your skin through laser scar revision and dermabrasion. Depressed scars, such as those caused by acne or chicken pox, can be minimized with the use of a filler injection to restore the natural contour of the skin in the area of the scarring. Hypertrophic scars, or reddish scars, can be masked with the use of laser therapy that blends the color of the scar with the rest of your skin. Dr. Brozowski is one of the only physicians in the East Bay that uses a new diode laser especially designed to reduce the redness of scars and ablate broken vessels.
Scar revision is a process and improvement occurs over time with a series of treatments. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brozowski in our Berkeley office near Oakland, California, please call our office at 510-549-3333.