What are Skin Tags?
Skin tags are common skin growths, which resemble a small piece of soft hanging skin. The attachment size is usually smaller than the body of the tag, individual or numerous, they can be the size of a pin head to a marble or larger. Electrolysis is a safe, effective, quick and affordable method of treatment.
Skin tags are viral in nature and whilst not highly infectious, they do seem to spread on certain individuals. Skin tags are commonly found in areas of friction, for example around the neck, under the arms, on the chest, back, under the breast or in the groin area.
The tip of a small probe is used to treat the tag, a small burst of energy is expelled and a slight stinging sensation experience.
Following your treatment you may experience:
- A slight reddening and/or swelling of the skin in the area.
- Warmth in the area that has been treated.
- Dependent on the size, amount and location of the tag(s) they may be immediately removed or reduced in size. The latter will in a few days naturally slough off.
- The skin may feel itchy as it heals.
Following treatment ensure you follow the aftercare advice to avoid unwanted reactions or infections:
not touch the treated area and do not, under any circumstances remove the scabs
which will appear.
Apply aftercare product regularly, with fresh,
clean cotton wool, until the area has completely healed.
- Aftercare products recommended use is: Sterex
Witch Hazel Gel for 24-48 hours, followed by 28 days of the Sterex Aloe
Vera Gel. Apply twice a day or as often as required under usual day/night
cream. Apres Clear can be substituted for the Witch Hazel Gel and offers
additional anti bacterial properties.
Avoid swimming, saunas, steam rooms, facial
steaming, facial scrubs, waxing and other beauty treatments until the area
has completely healed.
Please keep out of UV light as much as
possible. Cover up with hats or parasol. The area treated and any areas
showing a predisposition to Skin tags should be protected at all
times particularly in the summer months.
Avoid using any possible skin sensitizers or
irritants such as perfumes, fake tan products or perfumed body lotions.
Should you have any concerns regarding your
treatment please contact the Clinic.