Skin tags are small, usually flesh-coloured, growths that start as a flattened bumps, then grow to hang from surrounding skin on a small stalk, called a peduncle. Skin tags are made of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin, so they tend to bleed when they get cut or caught on jewellery or clothes. They mostly occur in areas where skin folds or creases, like the neck, groin, armpits, and (for women) under the breasts.
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Factors To Consider
Skin tags are thought to be caused by friction, hence their appearance in the eyelid, where folds of skin rub or chafe. Also known as cutaneous papilloma, acrochorda, or fibroepithelial polyps, most people will have a skin tag at some point during the course of their life, but certain factors can increase the likelihood of their development.
Pregnancy, age, weight, and diabetes can affect how likely you are to have skin tags. This is because of an increased chance of having creases and folds in skin that provide the perfect conditions for skin tag development.
These polyps are usually painless and benign, unless they are in an area that makes them more likely to catch on jewellery, clothes (around the waistband or bra), seat belts, or pets, in which case they may need to be removed. Skin tags are not contagious, and are not usually signs of a more serious issue.
Treatments available for Skin Tags
Currently, laser resurfacing is one of the most efficient methods of improving facial scarring that has happened as a result of injury or earlier surgery, and is known in the industry in being particularly effective at treating conditions usually regarded as ‘stubborn’ like acne scarring.
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Pulsed Dye Laser
Targeting skin conditions that were traditionally believed to only affect those of fairer skin tones, but have since been proven to affect patients of colour.
Face veins and redness as conditions are not a health risk, but can cause emotional or psychological distress to the individual and can prove to be difficult to mask by makeup and creams. Pulsed Dy...Read on Book consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
Most Skin tags can be removed in 1 single session
Suitability for skin tag removal will be established at consultation.
This is a doctor and nurse led treatment.
Most areas of the body can be treated.
There is no downtime associated with this treatment however, patient may experience some mild redness and soreness after treatment, a small scar may also be left.
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