Benign Skin Growths

SkinCare in Wellesley, MA

Benign skin growths are not necessarily a health concern, but often, patients wish to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or because they are uncomfortable or inconvenient. Whatever the reason, Dr. Goodkin can help.

Birth Marks

There are many types of birth marks, or marks that may be raised or irregularly pigmented and are present at birth. Most birth marks can be reduced or removed by an expert dermatologist.


A keloid is a noticeable scar that is often more common among those with darker skin tones. Thankfully, keloids can often be removed.

Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that results in small, round bumps that are usually firm and painless.

Skin Cysts

A cyst is a pocket of skin that is filled with fluid, dead skin cells, or other materials and may be drained or removed by a dermatologist.

Skin Tags

Skin tags are small skin growths that can easily and safely be removed by your dermatologist, especially when they cause irritation when caught on clothing or jewelry.


Usually appearing on a baby’s face, milia or milium cysts are tiny white bumps that occur when dead skin cells are trapped below the skin’s surface.


A mole, or nevus, is a pigmented skin lesion that is usually brown and can be present at birth or develop over time.