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Moles, Lumps

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Moles are clusters of pigment cells on the skin that are often brown or black.

moles, lumps & bumps

Most people have some type of skin mark, like freckles or moles, which can change over time when exposed to sunlight and UV rays. Most of these marks are benign, meaning non-cancerous, but there are some that could develop into skin cancer or melanoma. 

mole removal

We offer mole removal for patients in New York City and across the country. Our treatments consist of a combination of techniques including surgery and laser therapy such as:

epidermal nevus

Epidermal nevus is a lesion that is usually present at birth. It can sometimes take a linear or swirled pattern on the skin. Epidermal nevi can be lightened by using the Q-switched Alexandrite Nd:YAG and ruby lasers. They can also be removed with CO2 laser. Several treatments are usually required to effectively treat this condition.

junctional flat nevi

Treatment with the Q-switched alexandrite, neodymium YAG, and ruby lasers can often lighten or remove flat nevi. Several treatment sessions are required to effectively treat this problem.

Devices used to treat this condition:


Syringomas (often found around the eyes) can be improved dramatically with the Erbium and carbon dioxide lasers. While these laser treatments are not a cure for this condition, many patients are quite pleased with the results as significant improvement can be obtained. Typically, local anesthesia is required, and multiple treatment sessions are necessary to obtain the maximum benefit of this type of treatment.


Xanthelasma is a condition in which cholesterol deposits form around the upper and lower eyelids and look like flat, yellow plaques. These do not indicate that the patient has high cholesterol and is generally of a cosmetic concern. Erbium and carbon dioxide lasers can be used to improve these cholesterol deposits. Generally, 1-2 weeks of healing is required after each laser treatment, and multiple treatments are usually necessary.

Real Patients Before and After photos

Laser Treatment for Epidermal Nevus

Laser Treatment for Epidermal Nevus

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Two’s Company – Dr. Geronemus discusses the new Fraxel Dual laser

venous lakes

Venous lakes are venous malformations that are enlarged blood vessels typically found on the lips. These lesions can be safely and effectively treated using either the pulsed KTP laser or the pulsed dye laser.

moles, lumps & bumps

Questions and Answers

Q: Which Treatment Is Best For Me?

A: Only a trained medical professional can accurately evaluate your skin tags. We recommend calling your doctor to find a specialized treatment plan for you. 

Q: Do These Treatments Hurt?

A: Most treatments are minimally invasive with little to no pain, but it depends on your specialized treatment plan. Contact your doctor for more details. 

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