Lumps and Bumps Removal, Medical

At OC MedDerm, you can see us for all kinds of ‘lumps and bumps’ on the skin. Whether you’re concerned about the diagnosis or do not like the cosmetic appearance, our dermatologists are able to help. There is a long list of lesions that can be categorized as ‘lumps and bumps’, therefore, we split them up under two categories: cosmetic or medical.

Medical lumps and bumps are typically symptomatic or concerning for potential cancer. For such a case you can see us for a medical visit to be diagnosed and informed about treatment options. We are contracted with nearly all PPO insurances as well as Medicare.

Cosmetic lumps and bumps are those that are typically asymptomatic but are aesthetically bothersome to you. You can see us for a complimentary consultation where we will discuss risk, benefits, and alternative options for removal.

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Click here to learn more about Cosmetic lumps and bumps on the skin Medical Lumps and Bumps on the skin that are dermatologists can diagnose and remove:

  • Infected cyst
  • Boil
  • Cystic acne
  • Pyogenic granuloma
  • Inflamed seborrheic keratosis
  • Non-healing skin lesions (cancer until proven otherwise)
  • Ear hematoma (Cauliflower ear)
  • Stye or chalazion

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Cystic acne

Cystic acne can present as large, red, painful bumps on the face. Delayed treatment of cystic acne can result in significant scarring. The highest priority goal of acne treatment is to prevent scarring. At OC MedDerm our dermatologists are well-trained in acne treatment and can provide various treatment options, including Accutane. Acne scar correction can also be performed if needed. Ask Questions

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Infected epidermal cyst

Epidermal cysts are a very common type of cyst found on the skin. They are usually benign and only cosmetically bothersome but sometimes these cysts can become inflamed/infected. At OC MedDerm, our dermatologists will evaluate your cyst for active infection/inflammation and treat accordingly. Ask Questions

Pyogenic granuloma

Pyogenic granulomas are a benign growth of blood vessels on the surface of the skin. They tend to occur after an injury to the skin, but other factors such as pregnancy, or medications may play a role in their development. They tend to be red, oozing, and bleeding. These lesions tend to grow larger and 50% of pyogenic granulomas will redevelop after the first removal. Our dermatologists at OC MedDerm will provide treatments for these lesions in a manner to minimize risk for recurrence. Ask Questions

Boil and abscess

Boils/abscesses are described thoroughly here. At OC MedDerm, our dermatologists will diagnose and treat boils/abscesses properly. Ask Questions

Stye/chalazion of eyelid

Styes/chalazions are described thoroughly here. At OC MedDerm, our dermatologists will diagnose and treat styes/chalazions properly.Ask Questions

Non-healing bump, non-melanoma skin cancer confirmed

Non melanoma skin cancer (BCC & SCC) can present as a non-healing bump on the skin. Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial. Skin cancers can present in various colors and appearances on the skin. At OC MedDerm, our dermatologists will determine if a skin biopsy is needed based on physical exam and evaluation with a dermatoscope. If pathology confirms skin cancer, we offer a wide range of treatment options depending on the type, stage, and location of cancer. Ask Questions

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Ear hematoma ‘Cauliflower ear or wrestler’s ear’

If you notice a sudden appearance of a lump, especially related to trauma, seek medical attention as soon as possible to prevent complications. We offer the same day appointment for emergencies. Ask Questions

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Non healing bump, skin cancer, Melanoma, confirmed

Melanoma is an aggressive cancer that occurs on the skin. Melanoma classically presents as a pigmented skin lesion with Asymmetry, irregular Borders, Color variation, Diameter > 6mm, or Evolving lesion (ABCDE’s of melanoma). Although these are the classic things to look for, melanoma can present in various forms and it is important to have any new growths or concerning lesions evaluated by a dermatologist. At OC MedDerm, our dermatologists will evaluate all concerning lesions or new growths for potential biopsy. Ask Questions

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There are many skin lesions that can present as ‘lumps and bumps’. This is a broad category of skin lesions and can encompass benign or cancerous lesions, therefore, it is important that you are properly evaluated by a dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment options. See us at OC MedDerm for medical or cosmetic ‘lumps and bumps’ diagnosis and treatment. Ask Questions

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