Friday, January 16, 2015

wart removal removal or Skin tags


Skin tags are small flesh-coloured or brown growths that hang off the skin and look a bit like warts. They are very common and harmless. Warts are benign skin growths caused by viral infection of the skin. They are skin coloured and feel rough to touch although they can be dark, flat and smooth. Skin tags are usually a few millimeters in size, although can be as big as 5cm.

They are usually found on the neck, in the armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts. They can also grow on the eyelids or under the folds of the buttocks.

The medical name for skin tags is acrochordons. Skin tags on the neck are extremely visible, and may get caught in clothing or jewelry and become irritated

Dermatologist may use Radio frequency, cauterization, Co2 laser, cryosurgery, surgical ligation or excision to remove the acrochordons. 

Treatments
Ø Skin tags and warts removal with Co2 laser
The use of the laser has revolutionized treatments in a large way. Since laser emits a powerful energy, it has to be employed with outmost accuracy. Laser is also a methodology that cannot be done in every case. They are also very much suitable in treatment procedures due to the fact that moisture can very well absorb the power emitted by the lasers.


Ø Skin tags and warts removal with Radio frequency

The presence of bumps in the skin such as warts and tags can be very much disturbing. The confidence level in these persons decreases due to imperfections in the skin. Most growths in the face are considered to be benign and can be removed using some quick procedures.
Wart and Skin tag removal is done by Radiofrequency which is done with no pain and no bleeding. A scab forms which crusts over in 2-3 days and then the skin looks smoother.
Ø Skin tag and warts removal with cauterization.
 It’s a very effective method for removing skin tags and warts.  They are burned off with an electric cautery at the doctor's office. This will cause the skin tag to turn black and fall off immediately. Cauterization is the medical technique of burning the growth to destroy the tissues and effectively destroy the tumor. The more common method of cauterization is mainly used in removing warts and skin tags and is also known as electrocautery. This is done with the use of a heat conducting metal probe heated with the use of electric current.
Ø Skin tags and warts removal with Excision

Excision is a surgical procedure that means cutting off. It is used to completely cut off the protruding growth from the skin.

Ø Skin tag and wart removal by freezing it with liquid nitrogen
Skin tags are frozen off with liquid nitrogen which is known as cryo therapy. Cryo therapy is also used in the treatment of other undesirable skin conditions, such as warts and moles.
·         Cryo therapy may leave a slight discoloration on the skin after the tag has been removed, but this should fade over time