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Skin Tags Removal in Singapore

Skin tags are very common and generally occur after midlife, and can appear anywhere on the skin. A skin tag is a small raised piece of skin which may also have a stalk, and looks like a small piece of soft, hanging skin. Under the microscope, skin tags are thicker skin containing clusters of collagen and blood vessels. It is believed that skin tags form as a result of skin rubbing against skin. That’s the reason why skin tags are most often found around skin creases and folds, and where skin rubs against clothing. Common areas include the neck, eyelids, under arm area, under the breasts and the groin.

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, it does not become cancerous if left untreated. Skin tags can be removed by an ablative laser. We prefer to use an Erbrium Yag instead of a CO2 laser, as there is lower risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

How We Remove Skin Tags?


Skin Tag Removal Options

There are a variety of skin tag removal treatments you can consider such as freezing, burning or cutting off. However, some of these treatments may leave you with an unsightly mark or a scar. What I like to do is to use a laser to remove skin tags as it is one of the better options that can also help with reducing the appearance of the scars.

How does laser help with removal of skin tags?

Lasers remove both skin tags and scars by targeting the damaged skin cells that are causing them in the first place. As skin tags are located deep in the layers of the skin, lasers can help eliminate them by creating microscopic wounds that encourage the skin to go through the healing process. This process forces the body to produce new skin cells and collagen while removing skin tags without damaging the skin surface. You will be able to notice smoother skin after several laser treatments.

Is there 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.