Skin Tags and Warts Removal
A skin tag looks like tiny bits of hanging on the skin and can appear almost everywhere on the skin and are most likely to occur on the neck, eyelids, armpits, groin and upper chest. It is common to be seen in adults and especially people who are obese and have diabetes.
Moles also termed as nevi are likely to be seen on the torso, face, arms and legs. They are pigmented cells that are dark and brown spots. Moles occur in childhood and through the starting 30 years in a person's life. With time moles generally change gradually and might even change in color. At times hair too can develop on the mole and some disappear with time.
Skin Tags and Warts Removal in Details
Skin tags are benign (Non-cancerous) skin colored, tan or brown pedunculated lesions of the skin that are usually located around the neck, armpits or groin area. They are usually asymptomatic but can become slightly tender following trauma. They can be cosmetically removed with a special apparatus called Radiofrequency Cautery.An increase in the pigment in the top layer of skin causes freckles as a result of excessive exposure to sun. The areas that are the targeted zone are nose and shoulders. Freckles are not dangerous and hardly ever develop into skin cancer.
Warts are benign (not cancerous) skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of skin. Viruses that cause warts are called human papillomavirus (HPV). You are more likely to get one of these viruses if you cut or damage your skin in some way. Wart viruses are contagious and can spread by contact with the wart or something that touched the wart. Shaving may cause them to spread in the beard area or legs. Biting or picking may also cause them to spread. Warts are often skin colored and rough. But they can be dark (brown or gray-black), flat, and smooth.
Skin tags are benign (Non-cancerous) skin colored, tan or brown pedunculated lesions of the skin that are usually located around the neck, armpits or groin area. They are usually asymptomatic but can become slightly tender following trauma.
What are the Preparations:
You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.
We've tried to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible.
During the procedure
Usually small tags or warts may be removed easily without anesthesia while larger growths may require some local anesthesia (Topical anesthesia cream or injected lidocaine) prior to removal. Application of a topical anesthesia cream prior to the procedure may be desirable in areas where there are a large number of tags.
After the procedure:
once Warts, Mole and Skin Tag are removed the healing time for most of these are quick and the entire procedure is a simple outpatient office visit. After the removal of Warts, Mole or Skin Tag, a scab will usually form that fades over time. Patient must properly care for and keep the area clean to avoid infection which is why instructions given by your doctor must be followed without exception. Moles can be removed by cutting or lasered and local anesthetic may be used to reduce discomfort.
Results of this treatment vary greatly from person to person.