How to remove skin tags and benign lesions

Skin tags are usually considered permanent, but they don’t have to be.

What Are Skin Tags?

Skin tags, medically known as acrochordons, are small, benign growths that commonly appear on the skin’s surface. They often develop in areas where the skin folds or creases, such as the neck, armpits, eyelids, groin, and under the breasts.

Skin tags are composed of loose collagen fibers and blood vessels surrounded by skin. They can vary in size from a few millimeters to a few centimeters and may be smooth or slightly wrinkled. The exact cause of skin tags is unknown, but factors such as genetics, obesity, and hormonal changes (e.g., during pregnancy) are thought to play a role. Additionally, skin friction, from clothing or skin rubbing against skin, can contribute to their development.

While skin tags are harmless and painless, they can be a source of cosmetic concern or physical discomfort for many individuals.

Why Remove Skin Tags?

Although skin tags are not dangerous, many people choose to have them removed for various reasons:

  • Cosmetic Concerns: Skin tags can be unsightly, especially if they appear on visible areas like the face or neck.
  • Comfort: They can get caught on clothing or jewellery, causing irritation or discomfort.
  • Hygiene: Skin tags in certain areas, such as the groin or armpits, can be difficult to keep clean and may become irritated.

Safe Removal with Fotona Aesthetic Laser

If you have skin tags and are considering removal, the Fotona aesthetic laser offers a safe, effective, and minimally invasive solution. Here’s how it works and why it’s a preferred method:

  1. Precision and Control: The Fotona laser provides precise control, targeting only the skin tag while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. This precision minimizes the risk of scarring and ensures a clean removal.
  2. Minimally Invasive: Unlike surgical procedures that may require cutting or stitching, the Fotona laser removes skin tags using a concentrated beam of light. This means no incisions, minimal discomfort, and a lower risk of infection.
  3. Quick and Convenient: Laser removal of skin tags is a quick procedure, often completed in just one session. The treatment is performed on an outpatient basis, allowing you to return to your normal activities immediately afterward.
  4. Reduced Healing Time: The Fotona laser promotes faster healing compared to traditional methods. The laser’s precision reduces tissue damage, resulting in quicker recovery and minimal downtime.
  5. Safe and Effective: Fotona lasers are designed with safety in mind, offering a highly effective treatment that reduces the risk of complications. The procedure is suitable for all skin types and tones.

What are the downsides of Skin tag removal using a lazer?

Currently, is are no major risks, and no downtime. However, we advise that you avoid sunbathing or the use of self-tanning products up to two weeks before this procedure. In addition, the use of antibiotics or retinol cream weeks leading to the procedure should be avoided.

At Anume Medical Clinic,  we offer a FREE consultation before skin tag removal, as with all other treatments. So you don’t need to worry about what is expected of you during the skin tag removal process. Our medical experts will ask all the questions and guide you accordingly.

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