Skin Tags & Wart Removal
Skin Tags & Wart Removal
Skin Tags & Wart Removal
What is the skin tag and how the skin tag is removed ?
Skin tag is basically a skin lesion that appears to be hanging from the skin. They are seen in both men and women, mostly they are of skin colour and their size varies from 1mm to 5cm. They are seen mostly in middle age individual, obese people and adults having type 2 diabetes. They appear as a tag which is hanging from the skin with a narrow stalk which connects to its outer surface.
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
They usually occur after midlife and are usually harmless and noncancerous (benign). They are usually painless and do not usually grow or change. They are thought to occur from skin rubbing against skin, so they commonly form in skin folds.
What are the characteristics of skin tags?
Skin tags are commonly seen on the neck, armpit, trunk, body folds and other areas of the body. They usually have a narrow stalk which is of skin colour and sometimes it also appear to be dark in colour.
What are the symptoms of skin tags?
In most of the cases, they do not cause any pain. In some cases they can cause irritation while they get rubbed from clothes or any other thing. Most they are seen in overweight and diabetic people in their skin folds mostly occur when they are rubbed against the skin.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 mostly caused by virus which is human papilloma, when the virus grows on the skin it grows very fast on the top layer of skin. They can be seen on any part of skin most of cases they go on their own.
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
On the principle of increasing frequency and voltage while simultaneously decreasing the amperage of alternating current the theory of radiofrequency works. After that radio waves are modified to produce different waveforms which are passed in the laser. High frequency radio surgical devices are used in transferring electrical energy to human tissue with the help of treatment electrode that in turn cools it. Electrical resistance of human tissue converts electrical energy into molecular energy which in turn causes denaturation of intracellular and extracellular protein. Cell membrane gets ruptured when the temperature is raised to boiling point. When the heat is spread laterally it causes thermal damage.
Advantages of Radio frequency 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.