Lumps & Bumps Treatment

In New Jersey

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Lumps & Bumps Treatment

Welcome to Geria Dermatology, where we address various skin irregularities with precision and expertise. Our lumps & bumps treatments in New Jersey are designed to safely and effectively remove lipomas, cysts, skin cancer, keloids, skin tags, and more. Whether you seek relief from discomfort, improved aesthetics, or overall skin health, our specialized procedures offer numerous benefits.

Our practice is conveniently located to serve patients who suffer from lumps & bumps in Rutherford, Verona, Bergen, and Essex Counties.

What are Lumps & Bumps

  • Lipomas: Lipomas are benign overgrowths of fat that present as soft lumps and bumps occurring on the arms or trunk. These growths can be safely removed in the outpatient setting under local anesthesia. 
  • Cysts: Frequently referred to as sebaceous cysts, these benign growths frequently occur on the head or trunk. Occasionally, they may become inflamed and painful. These can be selectively removed in the outpatient setting under local anesthesia. 
  • Skin Cancer: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. The most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. When detected early, the 5-year survival rate for melanoma is 99%. At Geria Dermatology, we are very experienced in the surgical removal of skin cancers. Please note we do not perform Mohs surgery and will refer out if this procedure is required.
  • Keloids: Keloids are benign overgrowths of scar tissue that can be cosmetically deforming. Common areas for keloids to occur include the neck, back, shoulder, and earlobes. We utilize a variety of medical and surgical treatment options to remove keloids.
  • Skin Tags: Small, benign growths removed for cosmetic or comfort reasons.

What causes Lumps & Bumps?

While not uncommon, lumps and bumps on your skin can happen for numerous reasons. While typically mostly harmless, it is very important to identify the underlying issue of your skin imperfection.

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What are common Lumps & Bumps treatments?

Depending on the exact cause of your lump or bump, cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen is a very quick way to address the problem. This (VERY) cold spray can help remove the top layer of the dermis to address the problem directly. 

Other options can include scraping the lump or bump with a curette (a surgical instrument designed for scraping or debriding biological tissue or debris) under local anaesthetic. This approach will physically remove the lump/bump and the skin usually heals over one or two weeks. If your lump/bump is deeper in the skin it may need to be removed surgically and stitches are required to close your skin afterwards. 

If your lump or bump is thought to be caused by sun-damage or is thought to be skin cancer, then a small sample will be taken under local anaesthetic to determine if it’s cancerous before moving onto the final definitive treatment. 

Lumps and bumps caused by inflammation can be treated with steroid injections into the lumps themselves. Bumpy scars called keloid or hypertrophic scars can also respond well to steroid injections. Larger keloid scars may need to be cut out and/or treated with lasers plus steroid injections.

Lumps & Bumps Treatment recovery

Recovery after a lumps & bumps treatment varies depending on the specific procedure needed to address your skin concern. For minor treatments like skin tag removal, you can typically resume regular activities immediately. For more complex procedures like a cyst or lipoma removal, there may be some post-operative discomfort and swelling, which can be managed with prescribed medications.

It’s essential to follow your practitioner’s aftercare instructions carefully, which may include keeping the treated area clean and avoiding excessive sun exposure. Full recovery times vary but are generally relatively short, and our team will provide personalized guidance throughout your recovery and healing journey.

How much?

How much do Lumps & Bumps Treatments cost in New Jersey?

The cost of a lumps & bumps treatment in the New Jersey area varies depending on the specific procedure, its complexity, and the number of treatments you may need. During your consultation, our team will assess your condition and provide you with a personalized treatment plan, including cost estimates.

Keep in mind that some procedures may be covered by insurance if they are deemed medically necessary. We are committed to transparent pricing and will discuss all associated costs with you before proceeding with any treatment.

Why choose us?

Why choose
Geria Dermatology?

Our founder, Aanand N. Geria, MD FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Geria is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD), a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), New Jersey Dermatological Society (DSNJ), and Skin of Color Society., and has frequently made the Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” list since 2018.

Our Dermatologists and talented team of clinicians have undergone extensive training and developed the necessary skills to treat patients of all backgrounds. Our goal is to exceed our patients’ expectations while establishing ourselves as the premier lumps & bumps treatment practice in the New Jersey area.

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Scheduling your consultation at Geria Dermatology is easy! Simply contact our office via phone or our online Contact form to request an appointment. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your dermatological concerns with our experienced team, receive personalized recommendations, and explore treatment options tailored to your unique needs. We look forward to assisting you on your journey to healthier, beautiful skin.

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