A skin lesion is a growth that develops on the skin. Skin lesions can be benign or malignant (cancerous). If you develop a changing, growing, bleeding, irregularly pigmented or bordered skin lesion you should seek evaluation without delay.
SkyMD: Online Skin Lesion Specialists at Your Fingertips
Noticed a new or changing growth on your skin? SkyMD dermatologists can evaluate your skin lesion online based on patient photos and SkyMD’s questionnaire for skin lesions. Your SkyMD dermatologist will provide a diagnosis and treatment recommendations for your lesion.
Receive personalized online treatment for your skin lesion with SkyMD
Connect with your doctor securely from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Fill out a short questionnaire and snap photos of your condition.
Get a personalized treatment plan. Prescriptions are digitally routed to your preferred pharmacy.
Learn More About Skin Lesions
Are new skin growths dangerous?
“Not necessarily. However, all new skin growths should be examined by a dermatologist to ensure that they are not unhealthy. Some of the warning signs are growths that are changing in size or color and that are symptomatic or bleed. Do not delay the examination of any new skin growth.”
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What are some common types of benign skin lesions?
Seborrheic Keratoses - Brown or tan waxy lesions typically found on the chest, back or head.
Moles - Moles are growths on the skin that can be skin colored or brown. They may appear anywhere on the skin, isolated or in groups. When they are asymmetric, multicolored, changing or larger than a pencil eraser it may be sign of melanoma, a cancer of the mole cells.
Skin Tag - A small flap of tissue that ‘hangs off’ the skin.
Lentigo - A flat, brown regular spot on the skin that is darker than the surrounding skin.
Freckles - Small brown spots typically concentrated on the face and arms.
Our dermatologists can treat a wide variety of skin, hair and nail conditions through SkyMD.