Skin tags, also known as acrochordons, are benign tumors that commonly develop in areas of the body where friction occurs, such as the neck, eyelids, and underarms. These skin-colored or darker growths can vary in appearance, from dangling on a stalk to being firmly attached to the skin. While skin tags are generally harmless, many individuals seek their removal for cosmetic reasons.
Know more about skin tags:
Skin tags can cause symptoms such as itching, pain, or irritation, especially when they come into contact with clothing or jewelry. They arise due to excess cellular growth in the superficial layers of the skin and are associated with factors like hereditary predisposition, obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, pregnancy, hormonal imbalance, and skin aging.
Dermatologists diagnose skin tags through physical examination, as their distinct characteristics differentiate them from other skin growths like moles and warts. Typically ranging in size from 2 to 5 mm, skin tags appear as skin-colored or dark brown pedunculated growths.
Prevention of future skin tags involves maintaining a healthy lifestyle to prevent weight gain, as this can reduce skin folds and friction, which are common contributors to skin tag formation. Skin tags are frequently observed in middle-aged men and women and can resemble other skin conditions such as warts, moles, neurofibromas, or seborrheic keratoses.
What does Skin tag removal involve?
Dr. Manisha Mareddy, an experienced dermatologist, offers safe and effective skin tag removal using advanced methods approved by the USFDA. The treatment involves the application of topical or local anesthesia to ensure a painless procedure. Radiofrequency energy or electrocautery is then utilized to eliminate the skin tag. Following the procedure, the skin tag naturally sheds within a week. Topical antibiotics are prescribed to promote healing and prevent infections, while a follow-up session may be recommended to minimize the chances of recurrence.
Skin tag removal with professional guidance is virtually painless, thanks to the use of topical or local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort during the procedure. While the chances of skin tag recurrence are minimal with a healthy lifestyle and weight management, there may be a hereditary predisposition to their development. It is important to note that home remedies and over-the-counter creams are not proven to be safe or effective for skin tag removal and can potentially cause adverse effects and complications. Therefore, it is advised to avoid self-removal or treatment by untrained individuals.
Skin tag removal treatment is suitable for individuals aged 18 and above who have skin tags. However, radiofrequency treatment is not recommended for those with pacemakers or metal implants near the treatment area. In such cases, electrocautery may be a more suitable option. Skin tag removal should be avoided if there are active skin infections in the targeted area.
It is important to differentiate skin tags from warts, as using wart remover on skin tags can lead to skin damage, scarring, or irritation. Therefore, it is crucial to avoid applying wart remover on skin tags and seek appropriate professional treatment.
SKIN TAG REMOVAL BEFORE AND AFTER
What pre and post care will be prescribed?
Before undergoing skin tag removal, certain pre-care instructions should be followed, such as avoiding creams containing active ingredients and refraining from home remedies, scrubs, and salon services. A regular skincare regimen, including mild cleansers, non-comedogenic moisturizers, and broad-spectrum sunscreens suitable for the skin type, helps maintain healthy skin. Post-care instructions involve avoiding picking at the treated area, using prescribed topical antibiotics, and applying sunscreen for sun protection. Completion of any recommended follow-up session is essential for optimal results.
Opting for skin tag removal under the expertise of Dr. Manisha Mareddy presents an array of advantages. This entails a procedure that is remarkably painless and secure, accompanied by tailored treatment strategies, all-encompassing patient care, minimal risk of complications, employment of state-of-the-art technology, and facilities that epitomize hygiene.
What is the cost of skin tag removal?
The cost of skin tag removal treatment varies depending on factors such as severity, the number of skin tags, and the chosen treatment method. To obtain accurate pricing information, it is recommended to inquire directly.
Book an Appointment with Dr. Manisha Mareddy:
To initiate the process, individuals can schedule a consultation with Dr. Manisha Mareddy by filling out the Book An Appointment form or contacting the support team.