Skin tags are small skin growths that hang off the skin from a thin stalk. They are made up of fat and collagen and sometimes nerve cells and small blood cells. They are most often found on areas of the skin that receive a lot of friction, such as folds on the neck, underarms, eyelids, and under the breasts. They usually blend into the skin and are unnoticed unless they become enlarged or irritated due to friction.
There are several ways that your skin tags can be removed if they have started to bother you. Using liquid nitrogen to freeze off the skin tag or a small electric probe to burn it off are two common techniques. The skin tag can also be snipped off with small scissors or a scalpel and this may be the easier option for large skin tags.
Anyone who is bothered by their skin tags or has begun to feel physical discomfort because of them is a candidate for skin tag removal. This quick, minimally invasive treatment can help you restore smooth, unblemished skin and regain your confidence.
Olga will first meet with you to discuss your options and determine which treatment plan you are most comfortable undergoing. Options might vary depending on where your skin tags are located. For example, the eyelid is delicate, and the orbital bone makes it a difficult spot to treat with scissors. At your treatment, the first step is to apply a topical anesthetic such as lidocaine on larger skin tags that might have nerve connections. Your skin tags will then be carefully removed.
There is a minimal recovery time after skin tag removal, but you should still be careful to avoid infection. Keep the site clean and covered for a few days to prevent infection and friction that could irritate the treated area. This will also minimize the chance of developing a lasting scar. Results are permanent but new skin tags can form.
Although there are at-home remedies for skin tags, having them removed by a professional is safer and reduces the risk of complications like bleeding and scarring. If you feel self-conscious about your skin tags, a quick skin tag removal from Olga Nazarov, PA-C, will help. Schedule a consultation at Glamour Medical Aesthetics in the Miami and Aventura, FL area today by calling her office at 786-751-7990 or filling out an online contact form.