What are Skin Tags?
Skin tags are small, soft growths on the skin that are noncancerous. They are not dangerous but can be annoying and uncomfortable. Skin tags are generally harmless and painless unless they catch on clothing or jewelry, which can cause irritation. If a skin tag is itchy, hurts, or grows rapidly, it could be a sign of a more serious condition and should be examined by a doctor.
It’s time to get rid of your skin tags
Skin tags may sometimes fall off on their own, but they can also be removed using several different techniques depending on the size of the skin tag, your skin sensitivity and skin type. Injecting anesthesia is not always necessary to remove skin tags, but it is important to assess the situation before proceeding with removal to ensure that it is done as safely as possible without causing any secondary effects or damage to the surrounding skin.
At Blue Sky Health Center, we understand that skin tags can be bothersome and feel like they’re getting in the way. That’s why we offer a few different methods of treatment that can eliminate them for you so you can feel confident and comfortable in your own skin again. Some methods that we offer include:
- Cryotherapy: This involves freezing the skin tag off with liquid nitrogen.
- Electrosurgery: We use high-frequency electrical energy to eliminate the skin tag.
- Surgical Removal: We remove the skin tag with a scalpel or scissors.
It’s important to note that you shouldn’t try to remove skin tags on your own as this could lead to bleeding, scarring, or even infection. If you’re unhappy with a skin tag or two, don’t hesitate to book an appointment at Blue Sky Health Center so we can help you determine the best and safest course of treatment.
Skin Tag Removal Treatments Downtown
Skin tags are usually harmless, but can be annoying and frustrating, especially when they are in visible areas. While anyone can get skin tags, you may be more likely to develop them if you are overweight, pregnant, or have family members with skin tags. If the skin tags are causing you discomfort or self-consciousness, skin tag removal Downtown may be the best solution for you. At our office, certified dermatologists can evaluate your individual situation and recommend the best skin tag removal Downtown method for you. Get in touch with us today to schedule your consultation appointment.
Skin Tag Removal FAQs
What are skin tags and what causes skin tags?
Skin tags are small, soft and harmless flesh-colored growths that appear on the skin. They are commonly found on the neck, armpits, eyelids, body folds and groin area. Skin tags are particularly common in people with diabetes and those who are overweight. Skin tags are usually painless and may not cause any symptoms. However, sometimes the skin around a tag becomes irritated by friction or by rubbing on clothing. This irritation can cause itching and redness.
What Causes Skin Tags?
Skin tags are caused when the body produces additional collagen cells within the upper layers of the skin. These additional cells are frequently produced in areas where the skin rubs naturally against itself.