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Skin tag removal

 

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Skin tags, also known as Acrochordons or Cutaneous Papilloma, are harmless skin growths appearing usually in the adult years of life among many healthy and normal people. In common descriptions, skin tags are flesh-colored projections that appear as small pieces of hanging skin growths. Due to the awkward appearance of the larger growths, skin tag removal is common and although their appearance may vary a little for individual tags, most skin tags are smooth, slightly wrinkled, or irregular.
The color of most skin tags is either the same as that of the skin or a little more brown than the surrounding skin. Skin tags may appear at any point on the body. The most common sites for developing these growths include: neck, armpits, upper chest, under the breasts (in women), eyelids, and folds of the groin. While a skin tag is, by definition, a kind of tumor; it is more correctly regarded as a ‘skin growth’ because of its completely harmless nature. No skin tags are malignant (cancerous) and they do not pose any risk of cancer or other disease, even when left untreated.

How Skin Tag Removal works

There are a few options for removing a skin tag, here are a few:

Cryotherapy

Perhaps the most popular skin tag treatment available today is cryotherapy, or cryosurgery. It refers to the technique of freezing skin tags with an extremely cold substance (usually liquid nitrogen) which kills the cells of the skin tag and causes them to fall off or insensitive to removal by cutting off the growth. The procedure is performed in the doctor’s clinic and local anesthesia may or may not be given, depending on the size of the tag and the people’s level of tolerance. For larger tags, more than one shot of cryotherapy may be required and hence the person may need to visit the doctor two or more times.

Cauterizing

Cauterizing refers to burning the skin tag and destroying its cells by means of an electrically heated, metallic source. This follows cutting off the skin tag with scissors and is preferred by some people on account of its quick results. Local anesthesia is applied before cauterizing the tags. An advantage of this method of skin tag treatment is that it stops the bleeding from the wound and thus quickens the recovery.

Eligibility for Skin Tag Removal

Only your physician or aesthetic professional can determine the best treatment approach for achieving your desired results.

Instructions for Skin Tag Removal procedure

Before for Skin Tag Removal procedure

  • You should consult with your Doctor

  • You should not have to make changes to your normal activities.

After for Skin Tag Removal procedure

  • You should consult with your Doctor

  • You may resume normal activities immediately.