Commonly Treated Conditions
A mole is a common skin lesion produced by the local proliferation of skin cells that produce the pigment melanin. Almost everyone is born with a mole or develops moles in their life. Unfortunately, moles share many characteristics with malignant lesions. What may appear to be a harmless spot could be skin cancer.
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by clearly defined, red and scaly plaques. Psoriasis affects 2-4% of all males and females. It can start at any age including childhood, with symptoms peaking between 15-25 and 50-60 years. Psoriasis tends to last a lifetime in most individuals, with flareups varying in the extent and severity.
Skin cancers are malignant tumors resulting from the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. In a healthy person, skin cells are regenerated regularly in a controlled manner. In a skin cancer patient, the DNA within the cells of the affected region gets damaged, and they proliferate in an uncontrolled manner, causing rapid mutation and tumor formation.
A wart is a common, non-cancerous growth caused due to infection by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts are contagious and can spread to other parts of the body and to other individuals in close proximity, if left untreated. They can cause physical pain as well as mental distress due to potential disfigurement.