Benign lesions appear on the skin and become highly unsightly, and may even cause discomfort. These lesions are easily removed, usually without leaving a mark.
Solar melanoses: are brownish flat spots caused by the sun, common on the face and back of the hands.
Melanocytic nevi: flat or elevated lesions, the color of which varies from light brown to black. They can be born or acquired. When present in large numbers, they represent a risk factor for melanoma.
Seborrheic keratoses: they are brownish, oval and well-defined lesions, usually with a velvety, verrucous or scaly surface.
Ruby angioma: These are small red balls that resemble ruby stones. The quantity and size usually increase with age.
Leukoderma gutata solar: they are small clear spots that vary from 1 to 5 millimeters, common in the arms and legs. They are usually caused by sun damage over the years.
Fibroepithelial polyp: small, flaccid, pedicled lesion, usually appears on the neck or armpits. It can be single or in large numbers, with skin color or brown. Sometimes there is a family tendency, and it can also be associated with overweight.
Epidermoid cyst: It is popularly called sebaceous cyst. It consists of a skin- colored nodulation, sometimes it has an orifice that drains a bad-smelling mass.
Lipoma: It is a benign tumor present in the subcutaneous tissue, consisting of an accumulation of fat cells (adipocytes). In most cases, the lipoma is totally asymptomatic and does not require any treatment, unless it is aesthetically uncomfortable or causes pain.
Wart: They are lesions caused by the HPV virus, and have a generally rounded appearance, of hard consistency, resembling a cauliflower. It is very common on the fingers. When they affect the soles of the feet, they are usually flat and confused with corns. On the face, sometimes it has a pointed aspect, resembling a small horn; in these cases it is called a filiform wart.
Milium: it is a tiny superficial skin cyst. It occurs more on the face and has a yellowish or whitish color. It results from the proliferation of cells of the epidermis within the dermis. Can be single or multiple.
Dermatofibroma: small, hardened nodular lesion, usually darker in color than normal skin. Probably caused by an inflammatory process resulting from minor trauma such as an insect bite, for example.
Xanthelasma: They are asymptomatic yellowish plaques present on the eyelids, resulting from the deposit of fat.