Body – Skin Tags

Skin Tags

Skin tags are benign skin growths thought to be caused by skin friction.

This condition is harmless, but can be disfiguring and luckily, can be removed.

Treatment is with carbon dioxide laser.

The process involves application of a numbing cream, then a carbon dioxide laser is used to remove the unwanted lesions with minimal damage to the surrounding tissue. This results in a very superficial wound, which usually heals over 7 – 10 days with minimal or no scarring. As a precaution, an antibiotic gel is applied and review session booked for a fortnight later. Residual scarring that may occur is then corrected using chemical peels and corrective creams.

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Skin Tags

Skin tags are benign skin growths thought to be caused by skin friction.

This condition is harmless, but can be disfiguring and luckily, can be removed.

Treatment is with carbon dioxide laser.

The process involves application of a numbing cream, then a carbon dioxide laser is used to remove the unwanted lesions with minimal damage to the surrounding tissue. This results in a very superficial wound, which usually heals over 7 – 10 days with minimal or no scarring. As a precaution, an antibiotic gel is applied and review session booked for a fortnight later. Residual scarring that may occur is then corrected using chemical peels and corrective creams.

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