SKIN TAGS

SKIN TAGS

Known medically as ‘Acrochordon’, skin tags often take on the appearance of tiny bits of “hanging” skin and are typically connected to the underlying skin by a thin stalk. They are harmless and usually occur on areas where there is frequent skin-to-skin or clothes-to-skin friction, such as the underarms, neck, upper chest, and groin. They are not present at birth, but are common and an acquired growth. In some instances, skin tags may fall off on their own eventually while some stubbornly persist.

We can help:

Ablative laser skin resurfacing and/or electrocautery are our choice procedures to treat skin tags with minimal risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Laser skin resurfacing works by issuing intense light of specific wavelengths through the skin, which breaks away the outer layer of pigmented skin. This results in collagen production to reveal new skin with a youthful glow.