Skin Tags & Wart Removal
Skin Tags & Wart Removal
What is the skin tag and how the skin tag is removed ?
Skin tags are very common soft harmless lesions that appear to hang off the skin.
Skin tags develop in both men and women as they grow older. They are skin coloured or darker and range in size from 1mm to 5cm. They are most often found in the skin folds (eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds, and under breasts). They tend to be more numerous in Middle-aged, obese adults and in those with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
What causes skin tags ?
- Friction is the most common cause
- High levels of growth factors, particularly during pregnancy or in acromegaly (gigantism)
- Insulin resistance (syndrome X)
- Human papilloma virus (wart virus)
- Skin Tags – FAQs
Causes, Incidence, And Risk Factors
Skin tags are very common skin growths. They usually occur after midlife and are usually harmless and noncancerous (benign). The tag sticks out of the skin and may have a short, narrow stalk connecting it to the surface of the skin.
They are usually painless and do not usually grow or change. However, they may be irritated from rubbing by clothing or other materials. They are more common in people who are overweight or who have diabetes. They are thought to occur from skin rubbing against skin, so they commonly form in skin folds.
The only symptom is a growth on the skin. The skin tag is usually small, although some may be up to a half-inch long.
Other characteristics include:
- Located on the neck, armpits, trunk, body folds, or other areas
- May have a narrow stalk
- Usually skin-colour, occasionally darker
- Signs and tests
Diagnosis is based primarily on the appearance of the skin growth.
Cutaneous tags are generally benign and usually not bothersome. They may become irritated or be cosmetically displeasing. There is usually no regrowth or scar formation after cutaneous tags are removed, although new growths may appear elsewhere on the body.
What are warts ?
Warts are caused by viruses; the human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common cause of warts in children and adults. Once the virus enters the skin, there is a rapid growth of the top layer of the skin. Warts may grow on any part of the skin and typically most warts caused by HPV will resolve on their own within a few months or years.
What are the different kinds of warts?
Common warts. Usually found on fingers, hands, knees, and elbows, a common wart is a small, hard bump that’s dome-shaped and usually grayish-brown.
- Flat warts.
- Plantar warts.
- Filliform warts.
Genital warts are usually found on the genitals, in the pubic area, and in the area between the thighs, but they can also appear inside the vagina and anal canal.
How will I know if I have warts?
The symptoms of a wart usually begin with a small bump. If the bump is located on a sensitive part of the body such as the finger, near a joint, or around the mouth or genitals, it may be painful. Tiny blood vessels can grow into the center of a wart, which create the dark spots.
What else can I look for?
Abnormally dark or light skin surrounding the lesion
Numerous small, smooth, flat (pinhead sized) lesions on forehead, cheeks, arms, or legs
Rough growths around or under fingernails or toenails
Rough, round, or oval lesions on soles of feet – flat to slightly raised – painful to pressure
A doctor should evaluate and treat genital warts. DO NOT use over-the counter remedies meant for plantar warts on genital warts.
Skin Tag and Wart Removal Technique
Electrocautery (radiofrequency) Treatment of Skin Tag / Laser Treatment of Skin Tags
Radiofrequency works on the principle of increasing the frequency and voltage while simultaneously decreasing the amperage of alternating current so as to generate oscillating radiowaves. These radiowaves are further modified to produce different waveforms that are passed into the lesion. Modern high-frequency radiosurgical devices transfer electrical energy to human tissue via a treatment electrode that remains cool. The electrical resistance of human tissue helps in converting this electrical energy into molecular energy; this causes the denaturation of intracellular and extracellular proteins, thereby resulting in coagulation or desiccation effects. Increasing the temperature of the intracellular water above the boiling point (400-600ºC) causes the cell membrane to rupture, thereby producing a cutting effect. The lateral spread of heat results in the residual thermal damage by causing dehydration and coagulation necrosis of the tissue proteins and carbonization.
Advantages of Radiofrequency Ablation
a) OPD procedure
b) Lesser time
c) Fast healing without any downtime
d) Minimal or no bleeding.no risk or side effect
e) No cuts no scar or stitches.
The doctor at Dezire clinic will provide the safest and best quality care to get the best possible result. It will be done by qualified doctor to make sure that you don’t have discomfort during the procedure of skin tag removal.
Skin tag and wart removal cost
The cost of skin tag and warts removal depends on the number and location of these tags. During consultation the expert doctor will explain the technique of skin tag removal and the estimated cost of skin tag removal. At Dezire Clinic its done with utmost care and without any discomfort.