How Your Dermatologist Can Remove Skin Tags Effectively

May 01, 2021

Do you have lumps or abnormal growths on your skin? Skin conditions or infections may manifest in the form of skin growth. Skin tags are skin folds that develop on your skin and maybe irritable when rubbed. You may require treatment to eliminate them. Your skin tags can be ligated to fall off within a few days. Skin tags may regrow, and you’ll need to undergo removal again. With the proper treatment, skin tags’ removal occurs without causing infections or bleeding on your skin. If you have itchy and bleeding skin growths, please visit us at Medspa in 91203 and find the ideal treatment for your condition.

What Are Skin Tags?

Skin tags are non-cancerous, soft growths that develop within your skin on the groin area, eyelids, neck armpits, or breasts. The skin folds comprise loose collagen fiber that’s lodged in your skin’s thick layer. The skin growths may result from friction or scratches against your skin. Skin tags are common among people with overweight, diabetic, or seniors. The skin lesions can be painful when scratched, but they are harmless. The Medspa in 91203 can use various remedies to eliminate skin tags and moles.

Your dermatologist can quickly identify a skin tag using a peduncle. Skin tags hang off from your skin with a slight stalk, unlike moles and other skin growths. Some skin tags are threadlike, tiny, and soft. They may feel smooth, round, or wrinkly, and some appear flesh-colored. Hyperpigmentation may cause your skin tags to appear darker than your skin, and if they become twisted, they may turn black due to the lack of blood flow.

Causes of Skin Tags

Skin tags occur in skin folds and are made up of collagen and blood vessels on your outer skin layer. Some of the causes of skin tags may include:

  • The human papillomavirus may be a risk factor to the development of skin tags.
  • During pregnancy, hormonal imbalance and weight gain may lead to skin tags’ formation as side effects. The endocrine system may have problems that may affect your skin cells.
  • Insulin resistance may cause pre-diabetes and type 2-diabetes that may lead to the development of skin tags. If you are resistant to insulin, glucose absorption into your bloodstream is minimal.

Multiple skin tags are associated with high triglycerides, high body mass index, and insulin resistance. They are non-contagious but may be due to your family’s genetic connection.

How Skin Tags Are Removed

Skin tags rub off from your skin freely and may not require treatment. However, if the skin hurts, your dermatologist may recommend you to undergo various procedures to remove them, including:

  • Ligation that involves the use of a surgical thread to cut off blood flow and remove skin tags
  • A scalpel or scissors is used to remove moles or skin tags surgically.
  • Cryotherapy involves freezing your skin tags with liquid nitrogen.
  • Electrosurgery burns off your skin tag with high-frequency electrical energy.

Your specialist may use local anesthesia to remove multiple skin tags, but anesthesia isn’t necessary if you have tiny skin tags. Natural remedies can also aid in removing skin tags, including apple cider, lemon juice, and vinegar or tea tree oil. At Medical Spa Glendale, we may recommend avoiding removing skin tags using chemical peels without consulting your skin therapist since it can lead to bleeding, infection, or burns.

Laser is ideal for tattoo removal since it breaks down your tattoo into small ink particles that enable your body to remove the shattered particles naturally. Visiting your specialist for the removal of skin tags and tattoos ensures your skin tissues remain unharmed.

Skin Tags Removal Aftercare

It’s rare to have skin infections and complications after tattoo removal or once skin tags are eliminated. You are likely to develop a skin scar that gradually disappears. Some of the aftercare tips we may recommend at Medical Spa Glendale include:

  • Applying antibiotic ointment to the affected skin cells in minimizing the risk of infection
  • Keeping your wound dry after gently washing it with soap and water
  • Making periodic visits to your specialist for a check-up

Your skin therapist may recommend you to undergo laser therapy for tattoo removal and ligation for skin tags. Please make an appointment with your specialist at Marta Recansen’s MediSpa today if you have skin problems.

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