Skin Tag Removal Treatments And Prevention Tips

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Skin tags are a soft and small kind of skin growth that spread out from various parts of the body. But don’t worry because they are painless and cause no health concern. However, when a skin tag rubs against jewelry and clothes, it causes a lot of discomfort and irritation. Also, if the tags appear on your neck or face, it will cause you a lot of embarrassment and you will feel uncomfortable. Therefore, people opt for skin tag removal methods.

In today’s article, we will discuss some significant skin tag removal treatments and will share some important prevention tips too.

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Skin Tag Removal Techniques

In most cases, skin tags do not need any treatment as they are completely harmless. In fact, they do not cause any pain but their appearance on the skin may not look good and that is why most people want to remove them. Skin tags can be removed through numerous methods. These methods may include the following.

  • Excision

This procedure is safe but needs to be performed with care. This surgical procedure is performed with a scalpel. Firstly, the surgeon numbs your skin using cream and then cut the tag carefully. The procedure is painless and fast.

  • Cryotherapy (Freezing)

It is a fast treatment in which skin specialist applies a special solution onto the tag, using an injection, spray device, or a cotton swab. It breaks up the tag tissue cells and the tag leaves the skin without any scar.

  • Ligation

In this technique, the surgeon uses a small band on the tag. This stops the blood supply to the tag and helps it to fall off on its own. This procedure can take up some days.

All the above procedures may cause you a little pain but if your surgeon numbs the treated area then you may not feel any pain and discomfort.

Prevention Tips For Skin Tags

Consider the following tips if you want to prevent tags from appearing on your skin.

  • Treat diabetes

Firstly, you need to check your diabetes daily. Avoid taking sweets and do not use too much sugar in your tea or coffee. This will help you to prevent the formation of skin tags.

  • Loss of weight

If you want to get rid of skin tags, you should adjust your diet and lose some weight. By doing this, you will sweat less and will have rarer skin folds. You should do a few toning exercises that will help you in your weight loss program.

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  • Friction-Reducing Powders

If you have skin tags between the legs, armpits, around the neck, groin, and under your breasts then you need to use a medicated powder on them. It can help in reducing irritation or friction and will keep the part drier.

Skin tags removal can be easily achieved through preventive tips or specific treatment methods. However, you should consult with a  skin specialist before opting for any skin tag removal technique. Our experienced doctors at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery® are always available to help you out. You can get a free consultation by filling the form below. So, book your appointment now.

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