Skin Tag Removal In Dubai
Scientifically termed acrochordons, skin tags are small soft growths commonly occurring in people of all age groups. Mostly benign growths, skin tags are usually small in appearance accompanied with or without a stalk. Having an incidence of almost 46%, it has been postulated by researchers that adults develop at least one skin tag in their lifetime with their incidence probability greater in the fourth decade of life. Assumed to occur as a combined response to genetic factors and skin folds in the body they affect 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, increasing incidence of obesity in teenagers and adults and a spike in the diabetic population have further increased the risk of skin tag. This, in turn, has resulted in growing demand for skin tag removal and treatment in Dubai.
What Causes Skin Tags?
The exact incidence of skin tag occurrence is still under research. But clinical experts are of the opinion that skin tags occur when collagen and blood vessels get trapped inside thicker skin membranes. Others are of the opinion 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 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 tags formation with other systemic findings.
Either way, they are considered harmless and not requiring 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.
How Do Skin Tags Appear on Your Body?
Skin tags initially appear as small, flat pin headed size bumps in the body with or without a peduncle or stalk. Depending on the pathogenesis of the blood vessel causing the tag, they may remain constant in size or grow to a particular size.
Usually resembling coarse rice granules in the initial stages, skin tags can in the earlier stages be as small as 2mm-5mm. They can grow in size upto 1cm- 5cm sometimes as big as 6cm in dimensions. Usually any part of the body covered by the skin can have a skin tag. But the neck and armpits are the most common areas for their occurrence generally because of the constant occurrence of skin folds in them. Common skin tag regions of the body include
- base of the neck
- breast region
- armpit regions
They are identified by their characteristic shape and peculiar positions. Some tags have a flattened appearance, some have a flowery pattern.
Small skin tags are of 1mm-2mm width and height with their occurrence most common in the next and axilla region. Mid-sized skin tags are roughly 2nm-5mm in dimensions. They appear in solo positions in different body regions. Large sized skin tags are usually pedunculated masses found in the groin portion.
Ideal Candidates for Skin Tag Removal in Dubai
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 down time is less compared to other surgeries. But there are certain medical conditions or other factors that can result in complications and affect your skin tag removal procedure. Usually an ideal candidate for skin tag removal are
- 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. In children, skin tag removal is not recommended as long as it severely impairs the child’s 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.
Skin Tag Removal Procedure in Dubai at Bizrahmed
In recent times, Bizrahmed has emerged as a leading center for cosmetic procedures and skin enhancement in Dubai. With a team of experienced doctors and highly sophisticated technologies, we offer the best treatment when it comes to skin tag removal in Dubai. Here is the procedure is followed for skin tag removal treatment at our clinic:
The area of skin tag is sterilized and numbed using local anesthetics or numbing creams.
The laser device or cauterization device is held close up to the tag to be removed. In 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 tags are excised by the surgeon.
After elimination of tags, the skin is treated with cooling creams or antibiotic solution for completion of skin tag removal treatment. Preoperative care like minimizing sun exposure and following safety precautions advised by the surgeon enables a successful procedure.
Likewise post skin tags removal, wearing sunscreen, avoiding undue exposure of the area and regular cold compressions enable a quicker recovery period. 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.
Expected Results of Skin Tags Removal
Irrespective of the clinic you visit, skin tag treatment in Dubai is a one-time procedure with permanent or long lasting results. Additionally, repeat sessions or follow-up treatments are also not required in these conditions. Owing to the visibility and protruding nature of the tags, their removal results in a smoother and blemish free skin. This boosts the self esteem of the patient and enables 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, the choice of clothing or shave without having to worry about the tags.
Skin tag removal in Dubai is highly sought-after due to the latest technological advancements offered in the leading skin care centers of the world.
Types of Moles & Skin Tags Removal
Before understanding about moles and skin tags removal, it is important to know the difference between the two. Skin tags, moles and warts look similar and are confused to be the same by a lot of patients. While skin tags are superficial and colorless growths, moles and warts are deep seated with a colored appearance.
Skin tags result due to skin friction without underlying viral factors and are common in areas of friction. Warts are a result of viral influence like HPV or chicken pox and observed in areas of thick skin. Moles are mostly the result of sun damage and appear in the 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 you for moles and skin tags removal through non-invasive or mildly invasive methods depending on the type of growth and treatment plan. The most commonly used moles and skin tags removal methods in Dubai keeping in mind the comfort and safety of patient are:
Laser treatment works at moles and skin tags removal through 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. There is no scarring involved and you can go back to work with due precautions the next day. The lasered tissue heals mostly within 3-4 days and completely within the next 10-15 days.
Cryotherapy is the tried and tested method for moles and skin tags removal and then wart removal. Research has shown that cryotherapy additionally can stimulate the immune system and boost the health of surrounding skin cells. Liquid nitrogen is applied on the growth areas during the procedure. This results in death of the cells and falling off of the tags and other growths within 10-15 days. There is minimal recovery time and low risk of side-effects involved in cryotherapy procedure of skin tag removal.
During surgical 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 using non-invasive methods with no risk of bleeding and minimum down time.
Benefits of Skin Tag Removal Treatment
The benefits of going for the best skin tag treatment in Dubai can be summed in 3 categories:
Skin tags especially occur in the areas of skin with folds and wrinkles. Daily contact with other skin areas like in cases of underarm tags irritate the area with resulting soreness and skin aggravation. Removal of the tag prevents the irritant source and enables comfortable movement of patients. Likewise mole removal enables smoother body parts making basic functioning better for the patient.
Skin tags, moles and warts all have a protruding and rather conspicuous appearance. Having them in exposed parts of the body leads to the patient feeling conscious because of them. Having them removed can enable the patient to be more confident of their skin and not have to restrict his lifestyle because of them.
The exposed skin tags and other protrusion tend to further aggravate symptoms of being exposed to sun. Removing them is important for avoiding any resulting skin inflammation because of them. Very rarely some skin tags and moles contain cancerous cells. Removing them helps in better diagnosis and treatment of them.
Usually clinics providing skin tag treatment in Dubai opt for biopsy of the excised tag, mole or wart in question to rule out malignant conditions. The patient is made aware of it in the consent form prior to the excision.
Skin Tag Removal Cost in Dubai
Skin tag removal cost in Dubai is not the same everywhere but rather a variable factor. A number of conditions impact skin tag removal cost. Some of these factors are:
– The Skills and Experience of The Surgeon
A surgeon with the adequate skills and expertise in handling these cases will be more expensive than others. But under his care, the results will be effective and the risk of complications highly reduced.
-The Technique Opted For Removal
Laser treatment and cryotherapy are more expensive than surgical incision because of the advanced technology used in them. Skin tag removal treatment through laser is usually the most effective of all because of scarless outcomes.
– The Size of the Skin Tag
Larger tags require more laser sittings or repeated nit
rogen treatments for effective removal than smaller tags. This makes the process more expensive and affects the skin tag removal cost in the long run.
In addition to the above mentioned factors, skin tag removal cost depends to a great extent on the infrastructure of the clinic and the technical aspects of the surgical equipment. Clinics with an accessible location with latest technology equipment are more in demand and subsequently 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 tags are a result of 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 on pregnancy cause skin tags to grow. Rarely the cells causing the tags become cancerous resulting in abnormal growth of the tags.
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.
You cannot prevent growths from recurring in the same area. Additionally home remedies carry with them a high risk of bleeding, incomplete removal and other complications. Because of these surgical options are considered a permanent and effective removal manner.
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.