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WHAT ARE SKIN TAGS?

Skin Tags – are fairly small flaps of skin that protrude from the surrounding skin on the body. Skin tags vary widely in their colour and shape. Some are smooth, while others are irregular and bumpy. It can either be fleshed coloured or contain darker pigments.

 

TREATMENT:

The Sciton laser can quickly and effectively remove all skin tags with minimal to no scarring on any part of the body – A far better alternative to cryotherapy or cutting.
Laser therapy can safely remove skin tags fast without cutting the skin. Healing is fast, depending on the size and depth the treated area can look nearly normal. Although there are options available to getting rid of skin lesions, the Contour TRL is widely regarded as the safest, most effective laser available without cutting or scarring the skin.

MORE ABOUT SKIN TAGS

It is a small amount of tissue or skin growth. They are small, skin-colored growths that hang off the skin.  Skin tags are usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts. Skin tags are very common. If someone in your family is prone to Skin Tags, then you can expect them to appear on your body. Skin Tags are usually genetic. As Skin Tags appear on areas where there is friction, obesity can cause a few skin tags. They usually appear in groups or as a single skin tag. Skin Tags are usually found on areas like the neck, groin, underarms and middle back, due to friction of skin rubbing on skin or clothing.

ARE THEY DANGEROUS?

The correct term to use will be “skin tag”. They are not flat on the skin but raised and sometimes looks like a flap of skin. Even though they are extremely annoying… they are completely harmless!

  • Skin Tags are Harmless
  • Skin Tags are not contagious
  • Skin Tags appear generally due to friction
  • Skin Tags should be removed without sutures or scarring
  • The treatment takes 2 minutes!

WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THE PROCEDURE?

Cherie and her team use the Sciton laser for quick and easy in-office removal. The Contour TRL laser treatment is the best solution for skin tags, warts and skin lesions. This simple treatment is fast, easy, with no sutures necessary!

Your skin will be cleaned in your eyes will be protected with safety shields. The laser will work gently and efficiently to remove the base of the skin tag. The procedure usually lasts 2 to 5 minutes depending on how may skin tags or skin lesions you have.

Get rid of large skin tags, warts and other skin lesions by booking an appointment with us. You can have the treatment during a lunch break or after work! When you visit Atlantic Dermatology and Laser for your initial consultation, our skin specialist Cherie Cochrane will assess the depth of treatment required. From there we will discuss the best treatments for your skin. We are committed to providing you with the most advanced procedures in aesthetic medicine. By integrating the latest cutting-edge lasers and skin devices into our treatments enables us to be ahead of the curve in so many ways and the results we are achieving for our patients really do speak for themselves. Set in the heart of Sea point, Atlantic Dermatology & Laser welcomes patients from all over Cape Town.

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