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Mole, Cyst, and Lipoma Removal

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Newport Beach, our board-certified dermatologists specialize in the safe and effective removal of moles, cysts, and lipomas. Whether you have a bothersome or unsightly growth, or a lesion that requires further evaluation, our skilled team uses advanced techniques to remove these skin abnormalities with precision and care, prioritizing your comfort and peace of mind.

Understanding Moles, Cysts, and Lipomas

Moles, cysts, and lipomas are common skin growths that can occur anywhere on the body. While they are often benign (non-cancerous), they can cause cosmetic concerns, physical discomfort, or, in some cases, be a sign of a more serious condition. It's essential to have any suspicious or bothersome growth evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist.


Moles are pigmented growths that can appear on the skin as small, dark spots. Most moles are harmless, but some may develop into skin cancer, particularly if they change in size, shape, or color. Atypical moles, or dysplastic nevi, are moles that exhibit irregular features and may have a higher risk of turning into melanoma, a serious type of skin cancer.


Cysts are sac-like structures filled with fluid, pus, or other material. They can develop due to clogged pores, infections, or genetic factors. Common types of cysts include epidermoid cysts, pilar cysts, and sebaceous cysts. While most cysts are benign, they can become inflamed, infected, or painful, requiring medical attention.


Lipomas are soft, fatty tumors that grow beneath the skin. They are typically harmless and slow-growing but can cause discomfort or cosmetic concerns depending on their size and location. Lipomas are composed of fat cells and are often hereditary.

Reasons for Mole, Cyst, and Lipoma Removal

There are several reasons why you may consider having a mole, cyst, or lipoma removed, including:

  • Cosmetic concerns, especially if the growth is in a visible area
  • Physical discomfort, such as pain, itching, or irritation
  • Suspicion of skin cancer or atypical features
  • Recurrent inflammation or infection
  • Interference with daily activities or clothing

Our experienced dermatologists will assess your skin growth and discuss your concerns and goals to determine the most appropriate course of action.

Mole, Cyst, and Lipoma Removal Techniques

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we use a range of advanced techniques to remove moles, cysts, and lipomas, depending on the type, size, and location of the growth. These techniques include:

Surgical Excision

Surgical excision involves numbing the area with local anesthesia and carefully cutting out the entire growth, along with a margin of surrounding healthy skin. The wound is then closed with stitches. This method is often used for larger or deeper growths, or those suspicious for skin cancer.

Shave Excision

Shave excision is a simpler procedure that involves numbing the area and using a surgical blade to remove the growth flush with the skin's surface. This technique is best suited for smaller, raised moles and cysts and typically leaves a small, flat scar.

We will recommend the most appropriate removal technique based on your individual needs and the characteristics of your skin growth.

What to Expect During and After Your Procedure

Mole, cyst, and lipoma removal procedures are typically performed in our state-of-the-art facility under local anesthesia. Most treatments take less than an hour, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately afterward, with some restrictions on strenuous exercise and sun exposure.

After your procedure, our team will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and minimize scarring. This may include keeping the area clean and dry, applying ointment, and avoiding certain activities. We will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and discuss any necessary additional steps, such as biopsy results or further treatment.

Why Choose Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics for Mole, Cyst, and Lipoma Removal?

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics, our board-certified dermatologists have extensive experience in removing moles, cysts, and lipomas using the most advanced, evidence-based techniques. We prioritize your safety, comfort, and satisfaction throughout your treatment journey.

Our state-of-the-art facility in Newport Beach offers a welcoming, compassionate environment where you can feel confident in the care you receive. We understand that undergoing any skin procedure can be stressful, which is why we take a personalized approach to your treatment, ensuring that you feel informed, supported, and empowered every step of the way.

Schedule Your Mole, Cyst, or Lipoma Removal Consultation Today

If you have a bothersome or concerning mole, cyst, or lipoma, don't wait to have it evaluated and removed. Schedule your consultation with our experienced dermatologists at Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Newport Beach today.

Contact us to book your appointment and take the first step towards clearer, healthier skin and peace of mind. We look forward to providing you with the highest quality care and support on your journey to optimal skin health.