This skin condition is harmless but negatively affects the overall appearance. Skin tags are soft skin growths commonly appearing on neck, upper chest, face, eyelids, under breasts and armpits. They usually develop in a great number which could be very frustrating and annoying for some people. They are trying out several home remedies such as string, freezing kit, tea tree oil and cutting but home remedies do not help.
Surgeons are still researching the causes but two known causes of skin tags include aging and obesity. Doctors use different techniques to eliminate them once they are removed they will probably not appear again.
You don’t require any tests to diagnose them because they are protruding so you can identify them by simply looking at them. The patient is requested to contact an expert to decide on a suitable treatment. The doctor will do a thorough examination and review a patient’s medical history to make this decision.
Skin Tag Removal Treatments:
Some skin tags bleed, itch and sting so I’d recommend you seek medical help to remove them permanently. Common skin tag removal treatments are,
- Laser treatment
The dermatologist applies liquid nitrogen on the affected skin to freeze-dry the skin tags. You may experience a mild burning sensation during the procedure but it will subside as soon as the procedure is completed. A blister will be formed but it will fall off within 8-10 days. This technique will completely remove the skin tags thus the overall look of the skin will be improved.
Skin tags can also be removed surgically. During the procedure, the surgeon will use local anesthesia to numb the affected area. He cut away the soft growths with scissors or blades to reveal a flat and flawless skin. Some scars might appear as a result, but they will fade over time. Look for an experienced surgeon for this type of procedure because inexperienced and novice surgeons can complicate the surgery.
Among all the treatments laser skin tag removal is the best option. Most of the doctors use CO2 laser to treat this skin condition. Each session usually takes 20 to 30 minutes for its completion and several skin tags can be removed in just one session.
A specialized heated device is used to destroy the roots of skin tags. Doctors start the procedure by applying general anesthesia on the affected skin. In the next step, a needle is heated and moved over the treatment area to rip off them.
How Long does it take to recover?
Recovery time is different for each procedure. Following surgical skin tag removal treatment, you will not be allowed to continue routine activities for some days. The doctor will give you some post-procedural instructions so you are requested to properly to follow all of them.
How long does it take to see the results?
All these treatments deliver long-lasting results but the time they take to appear varies depending upon the technique used for example surgical skin tag removal method delivers immediate results where laser treatment results take almost 3 months to appear.
People can have skin tags removal Dubai at any age of life. If you see that your skin tags are increasing in size or becoming painful then it is the right time to contact a dermatologist. Here are some prevention tips by which you can reduce the chances of getting them
- Follow a healthy diet plan to keep your body weight healthy
- Exercise regularly for at least an hour a day
- Keep all skin folds free from moisture to reduce friction. Use powders to keep them dry
- Wear loose clothes and avoid wearing nylon and spandex because when you wear them sweat traps against your skin folds and leads to fungal infection.
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