Excision of Moles/Cysts/Warts

Dermatology hospital in Bangalore

If you want to get rid of warts, moles, cysts or skin tags, the award-winning doctors at Manipal Hospitals can help. At this centre, all doctors performing your procedure are dermatologists with expertise in this field.

We offer prompt appointments six days a week, depending on availability, since we are a private clinic. Depending on your lesion type, you can choose between cryotherapy and minor surgery. Our clinic can treat any lesion, whether it is a wart, a skin tag, or a mole, no matter where it's located on your body, whether it's your face or your back. Consult with our experts by booking an appointment at Manipal Hospitals.

What are the benefits of removing them?

There are various reasons why you might want moles, warts, or cysts removed. You might feel self-conscious about their appearance if you have them on your face. You may find them uncomfortable sometimes, and their removal would relieve pain.

There is also a possibility that the new lump may be more severe than you think. Any lesion we excise that is cancerous may require histology testing if it is cancerous. We will usually recommend that any lesion undergo histology testing. A dermatological doctor at Manipal Hospitals can check your moles, cysts, and warts to determine if they are cancerous.


Nevi (or moles) are common! A mole is present on the skin of almost every adult. A mole is a growth on the skin that is usually brown or black. Anywhere on the skin, moles can appear alone or in groups. Even if you have always had moles, keeping a mental baseline in case any change occurs in your moles or other skin lesions is prudent.

These are the characteristics of normal moles:

  • Usually brown, but may also be black, tan, red, pink, blue, skin-toned, or colourless

  • It is round

  • Raised or flat

  • Monthly appearances are the same

Please seek medical attention immediately if you suspect a mole is changing or evolving. It saves lives to detect cancer early!


The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes small, rough, and grainy warts through skin-to-skin contact. People with weakened immune systems and children are more likely to get common warts. The most common place to find warts is on the hands, fingers, and occasionally on the arms. Common wart symptoms include:

  • A small, rough, grainy bump on the skin

  • A flesh colour, a pink colour, a white colour, or a tan colour

  • The wart has small black pinpoints (tiny clotted blood vessels).

When warts begin to spread or change in appearance, it is time to visit a dermatologist. 

Treatment of Warts

In most cases, warts will disappear without treatment, but they may take a couple of years and spread to new areas. The goal of treatment is to eliminate the wart or stimulate the immune system to combat the virus by itself. You can use the following dermatological treatments to eliminate warts:

  • Salicylic acid

Salicylic acid is an effective topical wart treatment that removes the wart layer by layer.

  • Freezing (cryotherapy)

Cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen to kill warts. As well as removing warts, this method stimulates your immune system to fight the virus that causes them.

  • Bichloroacetic or trichloroacetic acid

You can use these acids instead of salicylic acid or freezing.

  • Laser treatment

By applying heat to a pulsed dye laser, the wart loses its blood supply and dies. Therefore, it can result in scarring, which makes this method unpopular.


The epidermoid cyst is a small, noncancerous bump under the skin. Cysts of this type are standard on the face, neck, and trunk; they are painless and slowly grow. Treatment is rarely necessary for epidermoid cysts. There are, however, several ways to diagnose cysts:

  • Begins rapidly growing

  • Constantly irritated area

  • Becomes painful or ruptures

  • Is a cosmetic concern

Do not expect a treatment (prescribed or over-the-counter) to work overnight. Routine care will take approximately 4-8 weeks to show results. Visit our skin care hospital in Bangalore for the best treatment.

Epidermoid Cyst Treatment Options

Unless they cause discomfort or cosmetic concerns, skin cysts rarely require treatment. There are several ways to treat cysts, including:

  • Injection

Reduces inflammation and swelling.

  • Incision and drainage

Your doctor can drain the cyst through a small cut, but there is a risk of recurrence.

  • Minor surgery

It is usually possible to remove the entire cyst using this treatment method, which prevents cysts from recurring.