Skin Tag Removal
In Relation To:
Laser removal with no scars
Minimal downtime & pain
Medical protocol for removal aftercare
Visible results from 1st session
A skin tag is usually small and composed of a fibrotic core covered by skin. These masses typically develop in areas where the skin folds and creases are found, such as the armpit and the neck.
Skin tags are usually raised off from the skin, and are painless masses. They generally do not grow to significant sizes (typically less than 1 cm). The risk of developing them increases as one gets older. They are believed to develop from the rubbing of skin on skin.
At Mendis Aesthetics, we utilise our popular CO2 Laser treatment to remove skin tags, and this can also be used to remove moles, milia seeds, oil seeds and warts.
Generally, the benefits of CO2 Laser treatment include:
Low risk of scarring & infections
Can completely remove the root of skin tags
Promote new collagen production
The procedure is fast (10-15mins) with immediate results and minimal downtime.
Book a consultation with Dr. Mendis for a skin assessment. Our team is always ready to help achieve your skin goals.
Removing Skin Tags
For larger skin tags, excision may be require. However in most cases, laser removal is precise, safe, effective and does not leave a scar. Lasers work by destroying the damaged skin cells that cause skin tags. As skin tags are found in the deep layers of the skin, lasers can aid in their removal by producing small wounds to promote healing process. As the laser penetrate the skin tags, surrounding skin surface will not be damaged. The heat from the laser will also promote new skin cells and collagen production. After a few laser treatments, you’ll notice smoother and brighter skin.
Skin Tag Removal Treatment Procedure At Mendis Aesthetics
Skin tag assessment and explain removal techniques
Topical numbing cream will be applied prior to procedure to reduce pain
10 mins laser skin tag removal performed by Doctor
Most patients experience minimal discomfort, redness, and crusting on treatment area. Similar to a sun burn, there may be a burning sensation, which will subside after a few hours.
What is the difference between skin tags and warts?
Warts are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV) and are known to be very contagious whereas skin tags are not not.
Skin tags are a type of harmless skin growth or benign tumor and it does not become cancerous if left untreated.
Both skin tags and wart removal can be removed by our Co2 laser treatment.
Is there pain or downtime?
The treatment requires low to almost no downtime.
Most patients experience minimal redness and swelling that usually fades after a few hours. While some require one session, others may require a couple more as it varies for the individual depending on the number of skin tags. The pain level is 3/10 and is a comfortable treatment. Numbing cream will be provided to ensure patients comfort.
How does laser remove skin tags?
Lasers work by destroying the damaged skin cells that cause skin tags and scars in the first place. Because skin tags are found deep within the layers of the skin, lasers can aid in their removal by producing small wounds that urge the skin to heal.