What Are Benign Skin Growths?

Areas of the skin that has proliferated excessively, often appearing as bumps or lumps. Among the common benign skin growths are skin tags (small, soft flaps of skin), milia (tiny white bumps often found on newborns), seborrheic keratoses (brown, black or light tan growths appearing like warts), and warts themselves, which are rough-textured growths caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).

Types Of Benign Skin Growths

  • Moles (Nevi): These are small skin markings that develop due to an overgrowth of pigment cells in the skin. They can be flat or raised and vary in color from pink to brown or black.
  • Skin Tags (Acrochordons): These are small, soft pieces of skin that hang off the body by a thin stalk. They are usually the same color as the skin or slightly darker and often appear in areas of friction, such as the neck, armpits, or groin.
  • Seborrheic Keratoses: These are common skin growths that can be brown or black. They can appear anywhere on the body and often have a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance.
  • Dermatofibromas: These are firm, red or brown nodules that commonly occur on the legs. They are harmless and are thought to arise from minor injuries to the skin.
  • Lipomas: These are soft, fatty lumps that grow under the skin. They are non-cancerous and usually harmless.
  • Cherry Angiomas: These are small, bright red growths that can appear anywhere on the body. They are caused by an overgrowth of blood vessels in the skin.

Benign Skin Growths Treatment Options

  • Excision: This involves numbing the area with a local anesthetic and using a scalpel to cut out the growth. Stitches may be used to close the wound.
  • Shave Removal: Often used for growths that are raised above the skin. The area is numbed, and a blade is used to shave off the growth at the level of the surrounding skin.
  • Cryotherapy: Involves freezing the growth with liquid nitrogen. The frozen tissue then falls off or is removed.
  • Electrocautery: Uses an electric current to burn off the growth. It may be combined with curettage, which involves scraping the skin’s surface with a special instrument.
  • Laser Therapy: This uses a concentrated beam of light to destroy the growth. It’s often used for growths that are difficult to reach or in sensitive areas.

Billing & Insurance

Private and Corporate Insurance

You can use your Integrated Shield Plans to pay for certain procedures. Speak to us to learn more, and you’ll be surprised at how affordable private healthcare can be. 

Why Choose Us

Modern & Patient-Centred Dermatological Care

We are dedicated to your skin health and well-being. Our results-oriented approach is suitable for a wide range of hair, skin and nail conditions. Consult our MOH-accredited dermatologist for a personalised treatment plan.


Personalised Treatment Plans


Results-Oriented Approach


Focused Aftercare For All


Honest & Ethical Practices

Dr. Lee Hwee Chyen

Medical Director & Consultant Dermatologist

MBBS (S'pore) MRCP (UK) FAMS (Dermatology)

Special Interests In:
  • Paediatric Dermatology
  • Women’s Dermatology
  • Procedural Dermatology & Lasers

Dr. Lee Hwee Chyen is an accredited Adult & Paediatric dermatologist managing a wide range of skin, hair and nail conditions. The clinic provides services for medical, surgical, cosmetic, women’s and paediatric dermatology.

  • MBBS (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • MRCP (Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom)
  • Specialist Accreditation Board, Dermatology (Singapore)
  • FAMS (Academy of Medicine of Singapore, Singapore)
Read More

    Make An Enquiry

    Leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

    For Faster Response, Call Us Directly!

    +65‎ 6320‎ 0152

    Epi Dermatology & Laser Specialist Clinic

    Feel free to drop by our our clinic and meet our specialist

    101 Irrawaddy Road #16-09
    Royal Square at Novena, Singapore 329565

    +65‎ 6320 ‎0152

    +65 8701 7662 (WhatsApp Enquiries Only)


    Mon - Fri (09:00am - 05:30pm)
    Sat (09:00am - 1:00pm)
    Sun & Public Holidays (Closed)

    Our Clinic

    SLider Images
    SLider Images
    SLider Images
    SLider Images
    SLider Images
    SLider Images
    SLider Images
    SLider Images
    SLider Images