Skin Tag Removal
about Skin Tag Removal
Scientifically termed acrochordons, skin tags are small soft growths commonly occurring in people of all ages. Mostly benign growths, skin tags are usually small in appearance, accompanied with or without a stalk. With an incidence of almost 46%, researchers postulated that adults develop at least one skin tag in their lifetime, with their incidence probability greater in the fourth decade of life. Combined response to genetic factors and skin folds in the body affects men and women equally. But the incidence is higher in:
- Obese people
- People with Metabolic syndrome
The risk of skin tags in Dubai has always been higher because of the dry climate and increasing air pollution. But lifestyle changes, an increasing incidence of obesity in teenagers and adults and a spike in the diabetic population have further increased the risk of the skin tag. This, in turn, has resulted in the growing demand for skin tag removal and treatment in Dubai.
Skin Tag Causes
The exact incidence of skin tag occurrence is still under research. But clinical experts think that skin tags occur when collagen and blood vessels get trapped inside thicker skin membranes. Others think that friction or irritation to the skin, either due to internal or external elements, is the contributing factor.
Scientific studies have suggested the role of the HPV virus in the body as a possible reason for the outgrowths. Age-related loss of elastic tissue has also been regarded as a risk factor. Sometimes genetic conditions like Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome have been observed as a prevalent factor for skin tag formation with other systemic findings.
Either way, they are considered harmless and do not require removal as long as they don’t interfere with the individual’s lifestyle or work activities. Skin tag removal in Dubai is advised as a last resort of treatment by clinicians when other treatment modes don’t provide satisfactory results.
Skin tags result from the clustering of blood vessels and collagen in the upper skin levels. They grow when the skin rubs against itself in natural movements of the body and are more common in areas containing skin folds.
Conditions like obesity problems, type 2 diabetes and sudden hormonal fluctuations like pregnancy cause skin tags to grow. Rarely do the cells cause the tags to become cancerous, resulting in abnormal growth of the tags.
the Ideal Candidatesal
for Skin Tag Removal
Thanks to the highly developed medical infrastructure and care provided by skilled medical practitioners, skin tag removal in Dubai is a relatively quick and less time-consuming process. Additionally, the downtime is less compared to other treatments. But certain medical conditions or other factors can result in complications and affect your skin tag removal procedure. Usually, an ideal candidate for skin tag removal is.
- Who are above 18 years of age and in good health
- Whose skin tag is obstructing their basic senses like vision or sensory perception when the tag is over the eyelids or rarely on the hands
- When the skin tag is making them feel conscious of their appearance and affecting their self-esteem
- Candidates who have realistic expectations from the after-effects of their skin tag removal and are willing to go by the treatment plan of their surgeon
Candidates who have tried other treatment methods but with unsatisfactory results are also ideal candidates for the procedure. Skin tag removal is not recommended in children as long as it severely impairs their growth factors. Even then, great care is taken in skin tag removal to ensure a safe removal with subsequent recovery.
If you want to confirm your eligibility for a skin tag treatment in Dubai, visit Bizrahmed for a complete check-up.
Moles & Skin Tags Removal
Before understanding moles and skin tag removal, it is essential to know the difference between them. Skin tags, moles and warts look similar and are confused with being the same by many patients. While skin tags are superficial and colourless growths, moles and warts are deep-seated with a coloured appearance.
Skin tags result from skin friction without underlying viral factors and are common in areas of friction. Warts result from viral influences like HPV or chicken pox and are observed in areas of thick skin. Moles are primarily the result of sun damage and appear in sun-prone areas of the body. Most importantly, skin tags and moles are non-contagious and characterized by soft skin. Warts, on the other hand, are contagious and present with rough skin.
Your doctor may suggest moles and skin tag removal through non-invasive or mildly invasive methods depending on the type of growth and treatment plan. The most commonly used moles and skin tag removal methods in Dubai, keeping in mind the comfort and safety of patients.
Laser treatment works at moles and skin tag removal by evaporating them from the body. Usually, 1-2 sittings are required for the laser treatment, after which the growth falls off within 10-15 days. No scarring is involved, and you can return to work with due precautions the next day. The lasered tissue heals mostly within 3-4 days and is completed within the next 10-15 days.
Cryotherapy is the tried and tested method for moles, skin tags, and wart removal. Research has shown that cryotherapy can stimulate the immune system and boost the health of surrounding skin cells. Liquid nitrogen is applied to the growth areas during the procedure. This results in the death of the cells and falling off of the tags and other growths within 10-15 days. There is the minimal recovery time and a low risk of side effects in the cryotherapy procedure of skin tag removal.
During treatment excision, the area in question is numbed and subsequently removed through scissors or scalpel.
The last method, though effective, has now been preceded by other non-invasive options. Skin tag treatment in Dubai is now mainly focused on non-invasive methods with no risk of bleeding and minimum downtime.
Skin Tag Removal Procedure
in Dubai at Bizrahmed
Recently, Bizrahmed has emerged as a leading centre for cosmetic procedures and skin enhancement in Dubai. With a team of experienced doctors and highly sophisticated technologies, we offer the best treatment for skin tag removal in Dubai. Here is the procedure followed for skin tag removal treatment at our clinic:
The skin tag area is sterilized and numbed using local anaesthetics or numbing creams.
The laser or cauterization device is held close to the tag to be removed. In the case of surgical excision, the sterilized instruments are brought near the tag.
Laser beams or heat rays are applied and targeted to the tags. The surgeon excises the tags.
After removing tags, the skin is treated with cooling creams or antibiotic solution to complete skin tag removal treatment. Pre treatment care care, like minimizing sun exposure and following safety precautions advised by the surgeon, enables a successful procedure.
Likewise, post-skin tag removal, wearing sunscreen, avoiding undue exposure to the area, and regular cold compressions enable a quicker recovery. At Bizrahmed, skin tag treatment in Dubai is performed by experienced medical practitioners who handle your skin with care and diligence with minimal risk of complications afterwards.
Skin Tag Removal treatment results
Irrespective of your clinic, skin tag treatment in Dubai is a one-time procedure with permanent or long-lasting results. Additionally, repeat sessions or follow-up treatments are not required in these conditions. Due to the tags’ visibility and protruding nature, their removal results in smoother and blemish-free skin. This boosts the patient’s self-esteem and gives him a chance at increased quality of life.
Because of the irritation created by rubbing the tags with foreign agents, their removal decreases the irritation caused by frequent rubbing of the tags with foreign bodies. The patient can comfortably wear jewellery and choose to clothe or shave without worrying about the tags.
Skin tag removal in Dubai is highly sought-after due to the latest technological advancements offered in the leading skin care centres of the world.
Skin Tag Removal Cost in Dubai
The cost of skin tag removal in Dubai is not the same everywhere but is a variable factor. Several conditions impact skin tag removal costs. Some of these factors are:
The Skills and Experience of The Surgeon
A surgeon with adequate skills and expertise handling these cases will be more expensive than others. But under his care, the results will be effective, and the risk of complications will be highly reduced.
The Technique Opted For Removal
Laser treatment and cryotherapy are more expensive than surgical incisions because of their advanced technology. Skin tag removal treatment through laser is usually the most effective because of scarless outcomes.
The Size of the Skin Tag
Larger tags require more laser sittings or repeated nitrogen treatments for effective removal than more petite tags. This makes the process more expensive and affects the skin tag removal cost in the long run.
In addition to the factors mentioned above, skin tag removal costs greatly depend on the clinic’s infrastructure and the technical aspects of the surgical equipment. Clinics with an accessible location with the latest technology equipment are more in demand and costlier than others.
Cryotherapy and Electrocauterization (Laser therapy) are the most common methods of skin tag removal in Dubai. Cryotherapy involves firing at the tags with liquid nitrogen resulting in death of the cells after which they are self removed. Laser emits concentrated light beams up the spots resulting in evaporation of the tags and their shedding.
Both of these methods are minimally invasive, painless and with virtually no down time. Additionally, they yield long term results and do not require follow up visits making them preferred mode of skin tag removal in Dubai.
Skin tag removal is not painful if conducted by non-invasive methods. Cauterisation and laser removal methods are conducted by treating the area with numbing agents. This results in mild discomfort sensation but without any pain.
Other methods like surgical excision using a scalpel or scissors are more painful with carrying the risk of scarring after treatment. Apart from technical aspects, the skill of the surgeon is another important factor. A skilled surgeon ensures a painless surgery and makes sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
Skin tags don't grow back after being removed. But a new skin tag may grow in the same area especially if the cells in the epidermis are prone to clustering. Additionally a cancerous lesion can regrow with increased intensity after being removed the first time
Skin tags are more common in obese people. Loosing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prove a contributing factor in preventing them from re-growing. Also a biopsy of the removed tag can enable find out the reason for regrowth and rule out cancer possibilities if any.
The armpits, neck region, back, facial region, buttocks and groin are the areas most effectively treated using skin tag removal techniques. Cryo is more suitable for smaller sized skin warts in the neck or facial region.
Along with being painless it actually stimulates cell growth in the treatment region. Laser treatment works best for facial tags and those over the eyelid region. Excision removal is opted for larger sized or over hanging warts. Usually those in the groin or buttocks or tags greater than 3mm size are removed through excision.
Cauterisation, cryotherapy and surgical excision are some of the best methods for getting rid of skin tags permanently. These methods work efficiently on the source of the growth and destroy it completely. While the tag in question is removed, new tags can grow in its place.
Laser is a form of removal by Electrocauterisation and an effective way of treating skin tags. Laser apart from being painless results in virtually no downtime. The procedure gets over in a short time period and the results are observed in 12-14 days.
Smaller skin tags especially on the face respond best to laser treatment. For larger overhanging skin tags, more invasive methods like surgical excision work best.
When handled by experienced medical practitioners, skin tag removals are absolutely safe. The procedure is performed by certified and skilled professionals who are licensed to conduct the procedure. In case of any casualties, they ensure that the risk of complications stays at a minimum level.
Before and after the removal procedure, you are provided with a set pre-operative and post-operative instructions. Following them ensures that your removal procedure goes smoothly and satisfactory results obtained permanently.
The surgery, lasers or cryo take no more than 15-20 minutes for being completed. In case of surgical excision, the skin tags removal is over immediately. In case of Lasers and Cryotherapy, the cells of the tags are killed or evaporated and the tag in itself falls off within 10-15 days.
Home remedies though many should not be tried as their safety has not been proved and removal through them may lead to increased complications.