Unfortunately, having skin tags does affect your appearance and self-confidence as they more commonly appear on the face and neck, but the good news is; they are super quick and easy to remove with no downtime!
I have a lot of clients ask me how to get rid of skin tags?
Skin tags are extremely common and are just benign skin legions composed of normal skin tissue! They are not a sign of cancer, so they aren’t a source of medical concern and are generally very easy to remove. In saying this it is still very important to get any growth checked! Before any skin tag removal you must have the growth checked and cleared by a medical professional!
BUT WHAT EXACTLY ARE SKIN TAGS?
Skin tags are extremely common and completely benign fleshy overgrowths of the skin. While not dangerous at all, they are often cosmetically bothersome especially if located in an obvious location like the face or neck.
WHO CAN GET SKIN TAGS?
Anyone can get skin tags but they are much more common in adults and occur more frequently in areas of friction including the armpits, groin folds, inner thighs, and around the neck, as well as on the face, around the eyes, and under the breast. Skin tags, comprised of extra skin and fat, have a genetic component to them, and people whose parents had them are more likely to get them themselves. Obesity and pregnancy might contribute to the development of skin tags, as well.
DO I HAVE TO REMOVE THEM?
No you don't have to remove them if they don't aesthetically bother you however, they do grow, they can actually twist on themselves at the base of the stalk where they're attached to the skin, causing redness and pain. Skin tags can rub against clothing or get caught on jewelry, and then they can get really irritated and inflamed. Some people's skin tags even bleed, as they often form in areas of friction like the neck, under the arms, thighs, and even around the eyelids.
WHAT ARE RED SKIN TAGS?
Many people have, or will get, skin tags at some point in their life. They’re usually skin-colored or brown, but sometimes they can become red as they have filled with blood hence they may also bleed. You can develop red skin tags that hurt, or you can easily mistake them for a cherry angioma.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RED SKIN TAGS AND CHERRY ANGIOMAS?
It might be what is called a cherry angioma. They’re bright red and usually round. Most often, they are on the underarms and torso. The difference is that a skin tag is a piece of skin attached to you by a stalk, and a cherry angioma lays flat against your skin, like a wart or genital wart, or may be raised just a little.
HOW ARE SKIN TAGS SAFELY REMOVED?
Its a very easy process whereby we Cauterize the tag with a Plasma Pen.
Cauterization is the process of actually burning off a skin tag. Your therapist will remove the skin tag at its stalk with a carbon arc from a plasma pen to burn away the skin tag. The area will be numbed with a local anesthetic so that you won’t feel a thing. You may experience some mild discomfort after than anesthetic has worn off. This will fade away after a few hours.
WHAT IS THE SKIN TAG CAUTERIZATION HEALING TIME?
The area will feel tender when you’re done. Make sure that the area is kept clean and sterile. It will take a week or two for the skin tag removal area to heal. Obviously, this will depend on the size of the skin tag that’s been removed. A small scab will form that will gradually heal and fall off. You need to be careful not disturb the scab as this could lead to scarring so it is recommended to keep a small bandaid over the area.
SKIN TAG REMOVAL PRICES:
Single Tag Removal - $150 (Includes anesthetic)
Additional Tag Removal - $95 (Includes anesthetic)
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