Skin Tags

Skin Tags

Skin Tags Explained

Skin tags are small growths that hang off of your skin, they are very common and harmless. 

They are commonly found on the neck, axilla region, under the bra area and in the groin. They can also grow on the eyelids or under the folds of the buttocks. These are small, soft, skin-coloured growths on your skin. 

They appear in various colours, from flesh to dark brown, and from a few millimetres up to 5cm wide. 

They may be just slightly raised, or they will have a stalk or neck like a mushroom, or they might have a flat neck.

Causes Of Skin Tags

Both men and women can develop skin tags, but they are more common in older people, people with type 2 diabetes or obese people. 

They are made of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin. 

People who develop several skin tags may have a genetic predisposition as this condition often runs in families. 

Friction is also another contributing factor as they appear in the areas where clothes may rub, such as collar lines, bra straps, underarms and groin etc.

Treatment with CryoPen

During the treatment, a mild white frost should forms evenly over the lesion. A successful endpoint is indicated by a mild, white raised blister covering the entire lesion. 

Immediately after the treatment, the tissue turns red-ish coloured and may have a of zone inflammation due to interstitial bleeding. Skin tags have typically disappeared within 14 days of treatment. 

You will see an immediate improvement of the skin tag, then it will be allowed some time to heal and shows considerable improvements over time.

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