Cherry Angiomas and Skin Tags
WHAT IS A SKIN TAG?
A common blemish, a skin tag is a small, soft piece of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connective stalk. These bumps or skin flaps most commonly appear in the armpits, on the neck and around the eyes; however some people develop such lesions on their testicles, nipples or in the anal region. Often more cosmetically bothersome or annoying than harmful, these outer skin growths can take many sizes, shapes and colors.
HOW ARE SKIN GROWTHS REMOVED?
There are several ways to go about removing skin imperfections, but laser removal is the most efficient and cosmetically friendly option. Using simple skin lasers, technicians direct a concentrated beam of light to effectively burn away your lesions.
WHAT CAUSES SKIN GROWTHS?
While the exact cause of these lesions is unknown, there are a number of factors that may contribute to their development. These include:
Certain medical conditions
Commonly appearing in middle-aged people, such skin growths may also develop as a result of the friction caused by skin rubbing against skin. If you suffer from diabetes, you may also be more likely to develop a skin tag.
DOES LASER SKIN REMOVAL HURT?
Removing benign skin growths using laser treatments is minimally invasive, as compared to other methods, which may utilize acid or freezing to get rid of these imperfections. The procedure is generally painless. However, depending on the location of your lesion, staff may use a local anesthetic to ensure you don’t experience any unnecessary discomfort.
WHY CHOOSE LASER SKIN TREATMENTS?
Self-conscious of their appearance, fed up with the constant rubbing they may cause or for any other number of reasons, there are many like you who want to remove their skin growths. When you are considering laser skin removal, you may be concerned about:
Effectiveness of the treatment
Unlike topical methods, which can take months to produce even minor results, this procedure allows you to eliminate these skin growths in one or two treatments. Most otherwise healthy people heal within three to five days without any adverse consequences.