Lesion, Skintag & Mole Removal Franklin, Tennessee

“A lesion can appear anywhere on the body. Lesions can range in shape, size, and color and cover a small or large area of the body. Skin lesions can appear in a group or as a single spot and be localized to a sole area of the body or scattered in various areas.” -Steven Bengelsdorf, MD

A member of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and American Society for Laser Medicine, Dr. Bengelsdorf has the training, experience, and technologies to skillfully perform a range of mole removal and repair techniques without leaving an unsightly scar.

There are several types of lesions that are very common and benign (non-cancerous). These conditions include moles, freckles, skintags, benign lentigines, and seborrheic keratoses. If you experience noticeable changes in a mole’s color, texture, height, size, or shape, you should be evaluated by a dermatologist to ensure it is benign. You should also be evaluated by a dermatologist if the lesion bleeds, oozes, itches, or becomes tender and painful.

Skintags and moles are common skin issues that may seem minor but can really be bothersome to an individual. Unless they are cancerous, they pose no major threat to your health. For the most part, lesions are non-threatening.

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Frequently Asked Questions

While many medical practitioners can in theory remove your moles, general physicians are not equipped with specialized knowledge of the skin and conditions affecting the skin. Generally, while dermatologists are trained in cosmetic procedures, Dr. Bengelsdorf has specialized training in surgical and cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures. After accurately determining the nature of your brown and/or raised spot, Dr. Bengelsdorf will recommend an effective treatment. His expertise in aesthetic medicine facilitates the best cosmetic outcome from care.

Removing a mole is a relatively quick, simple, and painless way to create smooth, even colored skin. Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf offers many methods of removal for benign lesions including:


-Liquid nitrogen


-Punch biopsy

-Minimally invasive surgery

There are several dermatologic procedures methods of mole and skin tag removal, including excision, mole removal laser, or freezing. Dr. Bengelsdorf discusses each procedures advantages and potential disadvantages to his patients during the consultation after the area has been assessed. Deciding which treatment is best for you depends on a few factors ranging from best clinical outcome to available downtime and other factors depending on an individual’s medical history.
Skin tags are small, soft growths of skin that are usually flesh colored. They commonly stick out and grow on a thin stalk either alone or in clusters. Skintags are extremely common and do not cause any harm or pose a threat to your health. Skin tags are usually the size of a pen tip but can be as large as an eraser at the tip of a pencil. They can grow in size if left untreated. They commonly appear in areas like the neck, armpits, torso, and body folds.
Moles, on the other hand, are dark spots on the skin that are caused due to cells growing in a cluster. Moles can be textured, raised, or flat and contain melanocytes, the cells that are responsible for your natural skin pigmentation. When the melanocytes grow in a group, it results in darker pigmentation, which explains the black or brown color of moles. Moles may increase in size over time and commonly have hair growing from them. They usually appear in areas of your body that receive the most exposure to sunlight like your face, chest, arms, and back. Moles can occur on the body from genetic history, hormone fluctuations, or from prolonged sun exposure.


If you have a mole that you find bothersome, one that interferes with your day-to-day habits (shaving, wearing jewelry, applying makeup), or simply find it unattractive, Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf has a solution for you.