May 25, 2010
Skin tags are benign, or harmless, growths of skin which are attached to the body by a peduncle or stalk. These are usually benign, and harmless, and will not usually change into cancerous lesions over time.
These are commonly found in areas where the skin creases such as in the neckline, underarm, groin, under the breast as well as the crease in the eyelids. They often appear later on in life and tend to grow in clusters which can be unsightly and potentially embarrassing to individuals.
Skin tags are frequently found in individuals who are overweight, pregnant or suffer from diabetes.
Most patients complain that these skin tags get cut whilst shaving, catch on jewellery or become aggravated by clothing or chaffing which subsequently makes the area sore and occasionally infected.
We can now remove this using the revolutionary new SmartXide Dot fractional laser. The procedure is quick, painless and doesn’t involve a scalpel and hence leaves minimal scarring. A light dressing will be applied on the area and you will be able to resume normal duties after your procedure.
If the lesion appears suspicious our surgeon will advise that the tissue be sent for histological diagnoses in order to determine the exact tissue type.
All minor surgical treatments are carried out by our resident plastic surgeon.
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