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Skin tag removal is a common procedure that involves the removal of small, benign growths of skin, known as skin tags. These growths can appear anywhere on the body, but are most commonly found on the neck, underarms, and around the eyelids. They can be removed (results may vary for every person and its not guarenteed) for cosmetic or medical reasons, such as if they are unsightly, or if they are located in an area that is frequently irritated or rubbed.
The removal process is typically performed using one of several methods, including surgical excision, cryotherapy, or electrodessication. The method used will depend on the size, location, and type of skin tag being removed.
Surgical excision involves removing the skin tag and a small margin of surrounding skin. The wound is closed with sutures and the removed tissue is sent to a laboratory for examination.
Cryotherapy involves freezing the skin tag with liquid nitrogen, which causes the skin tag to fall off within a few days.
Electrodessication involves using a small electric current to remove the skin tag. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and can be done in a single session.
After the procedure, the wound will be bandaged, and the patient will be given instructions on how to care for the wound as it heals. The healing process typically takes around 7-14 days.
At Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors, located in Sydney, our team of experienced professionals can provide a detailed consultation to determine ethical method of skin tag removal for you and your specific needs.
We do not charge for assessment of suitability for this procedure. Appointments are free of charge and there is no obligation to proceed if you are not confident. The procedure is quick and can be done on the same appointment if desired.
Electrodes used for removal are single use per patient. The cost of the first removal is based on the expense of the electrode.
Once you have had one removal, the cost comes down to $100 for each subsequent removal, because the expense of the electrode has already been covered with your first lesion removed.
You receive this service free of charge, because we believe this to be absolutely necessary in providing you a scarless procedure. Coming back at 3 months also allows our doctors to review your progress to ensure complete removal and healing.
All you need to know about Skin tag removal
Skin tag removal treatment is a procedure in which a healthcare professional removes small, benign growths (skin tags) from the skin. The treatment can be performed by cutting off the skin tag with scissors, freezing it off with liquid nitrogen, or burning it off with electricity. The method used will depend on the size and location of the skin tag, as well as the individual’s medical history and skin condition.
The treatment can be performed by a healthcare professional such as a general practitioner, nurse, or medical aesthetician. They have the knowledge and expertise to safely and effectively remove skin tags. It’s important to ensure that the healthcare professional performing the procedure is properly trained and certified to perform the procedure you are considering.
The duration of the treatment can vary depending on the method used and the number of skin tags being removed. A simple cutting or freezing procedure may only take a few minutes, while a larger or more complex removal may take longer. The healthcare professional will give you an estimate of the time it will take to perform the procedure and allow you to plan accordingly.
The level of discomfort associated with skin tag removal treatment may vary depending on the method used and the individual’s pain tolerance. Local anesthesia may be applied to minimise discomfort. The healthcare professional will inform you of the level of discomfort to expect during and after the procedure.
After the procedure, the area may be red, swollen and tender for a few days. Infection or bleeding are rare but possible side effects. The healthcare professional will inform you of potential side effects and what to expect during the recovery period.
After the procedure, the area should be kept clean and dry. Avoiding sun exposure, strenuous activities or sweating for a few days is recommended. The healthcare professional will give you detailed post-treatment care instructions to ensure proper healing and minimise any complications.
In most cases, one treatment is sufficient to remove a skin tag. However, in some cases, multiple treatments may be required. The healthcare professional will inform you of how many treatments you may need and the expected outcome of the procedure.
As with any medical procedure, there is a small risk of infection or bleeding. The healthcare professional will inform you of potential risks and how to minimise them.
There are over-the-counter creams and ointments that claim to remove skin tags, but their effectiveness is not guaranteed. It is best to consult with a healthcare professional for ethical treatment options and to determine whether an alternative treatment is suitable for your condition.
There is no sure way to prevent skin tags, but maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding friction on the skin can help reduce the risk of developing them. The healthcare professional will provide you with advice on how to reduce the risk of developing skin tags in the future.
It depends on the method used and the location of the skin tag. Cutting or burning the skin tag may leave a small scar, while freezing the skin tag (cryotherapy) may cause minimal scarring. The healthcare professional will inform you of the potential for scarring and how to minimise it.
It depends on the method used and the location of the skin tag. The healthcare professional will inform you of when it’s safe to return to normal activities and any restrictions that should be followed during the recovery period.
In some cases, skin tag removal treatment can be combined with other treatments such as mole or wart removal. It’s important to discuss any other treatments or procedures you are considering with the healthcare professional.
Skin tags are generally a one-time occurrence, but they can reoccur in some cases. The healthcare professional will inform you of the chances of the skin tag growing back and how to prevent it.
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After every procedure, our cosmetic doctors will provide you with specific instructions and guidelines for post-treatment care. Aftercare is crucial to the health and safety of each patient as well as determining ethical outcome of your results.