As we age, it’s not uncommon to notice new bumps, spots, growths, and lesions on the skin, especially after the age of 45. If you are concerned about new developments on the skin and want to seek a proper diagnosis, it is a good idea to work with a trusted dermatologist in the Calgary, AB area. Drs. Todd and Kent Remington of Remington Laser Dermatology Centre are here to assist!
What are some common skin growths that occur with age?
When patients reach their mid-forties, they may be worried about their increasing risk of certain conditions, such as skin cancer. With a proper evaluation, patients can learn about the names of these growths and discuss with a professional if they need to be removed or treated. Below are just a few of the more common conditions we see in patients in their forties and beyond:
- Seborrheic Keratosis (SK)
- Skin Tags (Acrochordons)
- Lentigos (Freckle)
- Actinic Keratosis (precancerous lesions)
- Sebaceous hyperplasia
- Skin cancer
Many of these growths are harmless and are more of a cosmetic concern than a medical concern. Regardless, skin cancer rates are skyrocketing, making it more important than ever for patients to be mindful of new growths and changes to moles that may indicate a more serious issue. The American Academy of Dermatology, or AAD, highly recommends that all adults have an annual screening for skin cancer with a trained dermatologist. If areas of concern are found, biopsies can be performed and samples of the growth can be evaluated further at a dermatological laboratory. If patients have skin cancer, the dermatologist will advise the individual and then discuss the treatment options available. Benign, or non-cancerous, growths can often be removed with the help of our providers at Remington Laser Dermatology Centre of Calgary, AB.
Call our state-of-the-art facility to discuss your needs with our Calgary, AB professionals
Drs. Todd and Kent Remington are available to educate patients on the various growths that may occur over time with age. Get a proper diagnosis of your condition with an evaluation at our practice, located at 150-7220 Fisher Street SE.