SKIN TAGS: CAUSES AND TREATMENT
WHAT ARE SKIN TAGS?
Small skin colored extensions seen usually on skin folds like underarms, neck, eyelids etc.
These are harmless, people seek removal mainly because of they cosmetically don’t look good.
WHY DO THEY APPEAR?
Skin tags primarily appear due to ageing. It’s commonly seen in people after forties. Other causative factor is to constant friction at skin folds. Diabetes, obesity and genetic predisposition are other factors. At times constant friction caused by heavy chains around neck too add as additive causative factors.
WHO CAN GET THEM?
Anyone can get them after forties. People with diabetes, overweight and genetic predisposition are more prone to have them at early ages of life.
HOW TO GET THEM REMOVED?
Co2 ablative laser or radiofrequency ablation would remove them effectively and safely.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
Single session would suffice to remove the skin tags. It may take around ten minutes to an hour to remove them completely. Time involved depends upon the number of skin tags.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Since done after application of local anesthesia,procedure is pretty comfortable.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
None provided done by an expert using a good quality equipment.
WILL THEY LEAVE ANY MARKS?
No, if done by an expert’s hand. They don’t leave marks because of their superficial origin in skin.
WHAT ARE THE POST INSTRUCTIONS AFTER REMOVAL WITH LASER?
An antibiotic cream needs to be applied twice daily at the site from where skin tags have been removed for a week. Person can immediately resume normal life post procedure.
WON’T ORAL PILLS OR CREAMS WORK?
No, only laser would do the job.
WILL THEY RECUR?
The ones that are removed won’t recur. But new onescan occur since we are not removing the cause of occurrence. New ones come veryslowly, so a person would remain tag free for a long time.
ANY HOME REMEDIES TO REMOVE SKIN TAGS AT HOME ?
People do visit us after having tried home remedies. Some apply a harsh chemical , some tie a hair at base. By doing at home you are risking yourself at two things : infection and scars. What’s the point of removing skin tags and ending up with scars.
Lasers are very precise. They cut the skin up to a depth we want them to. also heat from lasers kill microbs. thus chances of leaving scars or infection are minimal.
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