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Identifying Skin Growths and Abnormalities

I have skin growths - what are they?

Body Beautiful Spa has many treatments that can remove a wide variety of skin growths and abnormalities, but you may not know what is on your skin just by looking at it. It is always recommended to consult with a medical professional for any concerns, and we may recommend after examining your skin that you consult with your doctor or dermatologists for certain conditions like melanoma or other suspicious lesions.

Take a look at the various skin growths and abnormalities, all of which can be removed by a qualified and licensed medical professional at Body Beautiful Spa.

Cherry Angioma

Cherry Angioma

Cherry angiomas are minor skin irregularities that can occur on any part of the body and vary in size. They appear as tiny pin-pointed red papules especially on the trunk, and can increase with age. They can also appear on the face, scalp, neck, arms and legs.

telangiectasiaTelangiectasia (Rosacea)

Telangiectasia can be see anywhere on the body, but are most common on the face, nose, cheeks and chin. While not the only type of blemish in this condition, it is often found in people who suffer from rosacea. They are red linear marks usually measuring less than 1-2 mm in width and several milimeters to centimeters in length, and temporarily disappear when you press on them with your finger.

alt="before and after IPL photofacial for acne"Acne, clogged pores or black heads

Perhaps the most common skin irregularity affecting 85-100 percent of people at some point in their life, acne appears as raised pimples or black heads. Acne occurs when the sebaceous glands in the skin become inflamed or infected.

While they appear most commonly in adolescents, adults also can experience fairly widespread acne into middle age.


Milia are keratin-filled cysts that can appear just under the epidermis ormilia on the roof of the mouth. Milia are skin growths commonly associated with newborn babies but can appear on people of all ages. They are usually found around the nose and eyes, sometimes on the genitalia, and can also be confused with whiteheads.

In children, milia often disappear within two to four weeks. For adults, however  they can be persistent, and can be removed by an esthetician or physician

sebaceous-hyperplasiaSebaceous Hyperplasia

Sebaceous hyperplasia is a common, benign condition of sebaceous glands in adults middle aged or older. They manifest as yellowish, soft small papules or inflammatory papules on the face, particularly the nose, cheeks and forehead.


Fibromas are skin growths composed of fibrous tissue that can be flat or raised. Small fibromas and the texture and color of large fibromas are different from normal skin because they are darker in color with a more fibrous texture. African-American skin is more susceptible to fibromas.

"Went here for a facial and to get a millia removed (small cyst). When I called to make the appointment, staff was so friendly and knowledgeable about services and the cyst. Its very clean in the spa with refreshments and lots of seating. The facial was great...it was deep pore so not as relaxing but still rejuvenating! Would recommend!"


"I was very impressed with all of the staff, they are friendly and very welcoming which allows you to feel comfortable. The staff are well trained and know what they are doing, wonderful experience."

- Roseann B.

"Thank you so much for a brilliant job done to my skin.. I had waxing and really love it, gives me smooth and fair skin which i really want to achieve. The crews are really nice and friendly.. It' was a relief."

-L. Bird

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