Either we have one tucked away in some remote area, or we know of someone who has one that jumps out at you every time you see them!! Skin tags, pesky little things that seem to come from no where and then multiply! So many remedies.....apple cider vinegar, duct tape, tie a string around it. But what really works and what are they?????
Well the correct term is "fibroepithelial polyp". They can grow pretty much anywhere, but really love warm moist areas. They can be flesh colored to dark brown, a few millimeters to multiple centimeters in size with a mushroom like appearance.
There are mamy theories why people have them, with the most likely being that they are viral in nature. The good news is that they are easily treated, with the chance of them re-growing minimal at best.
The treatment involves a fine probe, that creates a fair amount of heat, being inserted into the stalk of the tag. The blood supply to the tag is coagulated from the heat and the tag is removed from the body. What is left is a tiny spot where the stalk was attached to the body, which will form a crust over the following 24-48 hours and will heal and slough off. The treatment is quick and pain is a minimum! Post care involves keeping the area clean, without using exfoliants and harsh chemicals and plying the area with aloe to help promote the speed of healing.
Whether you have one or thirty, we can remove them for you!! Call us today for an appointment.
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