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Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags, also referred to as “acrochordons,” are mostly benign cutaneous growths that appear as soft excrescences of piled-up skin.

What is skin tag?

Acrochordons are more prevalent in later life, though they might start to show up as early as adolescence. Skin tags are becoming more common in children and teenagers, according to numerous research. The latter appears to be related to the worldwide increase in the prevalence of children and adolescent obesity. On the other hand, following the seventh decade of life, skin tags are uncommon. These lesions typically develop in the axilla, neck, eyelids, and groin—areas where there are skin folds. The lesions are ovoid growths that are skin-colored, brown, or even red and are frequently pedunculated and linked to a fleshy stalk.

Skin tags typically range in size from 1 to 5 mm, although they sporadically reach 1 to 2 centimetres. Acrochordons are not painful or tender, yet they can still cause problems. Skin tags becoming trapped on clothing or necklaces is a common complaint from people. The continual rubbing of clothing against skin tags can occasionally cause bleeding or itching.

What is the process of skin tag removal?

Skin tag removal is a must for all of the available therapies. The most often carried out operation today is the use of radiocautery in the office. These are some further removal techniques:

  • Snip excision
  • Cautery
  • Cryosurgery

The CO2 laser or the nanosecond Q-switched Nd: Yag laser are also used to eliminate smaller skin tags. To lessen the pain, some individuals might need a local anaesthetic injection or topical treatment. The skin tag’s little wound normally closes on its own after being removed.

In the majority of situations, the course of treatment entails excision and removal using radio cautery, snip excision, or cryosurgery. However, due to its simplicity and accuracy, radio cautery is preferred by the majority of specialists.

What Can You Expect From a Skin Tag Removal Procedure?

Skin tag removal is typically done at our clinic as an outpatient procedure.

Starting Your Therapy

Before beginning your visit, we will examine the growth you want removed. If it’s found to be a skin tag, we could start your therapy by numbing the skin around it. To get your skin ready for the next phase of your therapy, we can use a topical cream or inject a solution.

Getting Rid of a Skin Tag

Your skin tag will be rapidly removed after it has grown numb. Your undesirable growth can be removed using a variety of techniques. To remove your skin tag, for instance, we might use a scalpel or scissors. Alternately, we can freeze your development using liquid nitrogen. We can also dry off your skin tag using an electric current. Catheterization is the name of this process.

Finishing your skin tag removal procedure

We may send your tissues to a pathologist for extra investigation after we have treated your undesirable growth. We will also provide you with comprehensive advice on how to clean your treatment area throughout the next weeks. You’ll be able to leave our office now by standing up.