Laser Skin Tag Removal
Skin tags can be different in a variety of ways. Some will experience a few during your lifetime, while others are more ‘prone’ to them. You’ll also find that the color can vary from everything from skin-colored to black (when they’re about to fall off).
Skin tags are just folds of flesh that hang loosely from the skin. They’re benign tumors and totally harmless. Contrary to what you may have heard or read online, they aren’t a sign of cancer. If they’ve been diagnosed correctly by a doctor, there’s no need to worry.
There’s no proven cause of skin tags and no studies that prove that some people are more genetically susceptible to them. The common theory is that they are caused by friction, from skin rubbing against skin, or clothing, or even jewelry. This is why they appear in places like under the arms, the neck area, buttocks, genitals, and around the eyes. They can literally appear anywhere, even on or inside the nose.
Most removals can now be done in an outpatient facility. Doctors will use a mild anesthetic or numbing agent on your skin to keep the treatment from being at all painful. The lasers will work to burn skin tags off your body. It doesn’t sound pleasant, but it’s not nearly as bad as it sounds.
Discomfort is Only Minimal
Most patients say they experience only a mild discomfort. Facilities will use a type of radiofrequency laser that leaves no scarring behind. Since it’s an outpatient service, you can expect very little pain, even after the treatment is completed.
Removal Takes Under 20 Minutes
Depending on where your skin tags are located, and how many you have, treatments will take just 15 to 20 minutes. You’ll be alert the whole time, without having to endure the actual effects of the laser on your skin.
People often consider laser treatment when the skin tag has a small stalk. It’s the ‘go-to’ option for skin tags that are harder to treat, or in places that can feel impossible to remove. Because the laser also helps to cauterize the area, you won’t experience any bleeding.
Only One Treatment Is Usually Required
It’s an individualized experience for everyone. Some people may require two treatment sessions, but it’s rare. Very few people need additional treatments after choosing laser skin tag removal.