Skin Tag Treatment Options

If you have a skin tag and would like an assessment, skin tag treatment including Vasculyse treatment visit Bradford Skin Clinic or call today: 905 775 SKIN (7546)

Effective Skin Tag Treatment Options

Get rid of Skin Tags for good!

Skin tags are small fleshy growths that usually appear in skin folds, on the neck, armpits and eyelids, usually during middle age. Since skin tags appear in areas that are frequently touched or rubbed, they may be quite bothersome. Also known as cutaneous papilloma, fibroepithelial polyp, fibroma pendulum, soft fibroma, papilloma colli or acrochordon, skin tags are very common, and Vasculyse treatment is one way to get rid of them.

Skin Tags Occur for Many Reasons

Some people may get skin tags due to genetic reasons; however, the most common explanation is that they occur in skin folds where skin rubs against skin. Skin tags are very common – according to the NIH, approximately 46% of the population have skin tags. The condition is usually more common in:

  • People with diabetes.
  • Pregnant women – probably because of fluctuating hormones.
  • Individuals who carry the human papilloma virus (low-risk HPV 6 or HPV 11).
  • People who use steroids that cause the skin’s collagen fibers to bond.
  • People who carry excess weight – perhaps due to the fact that they have more skin creases and folds.

In rare cases, skin tags may be associated with Polycystic ovary syndrome or Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome.

Treating Skin Tags

Skin tags are rarely cancerous; however, it is a good idea to let a dermatologist take a look at them.

Usually, skin tags will become scabs and fall off and there will be no need for seeking treatment. However, if your skin tags are bothersome, you may wish to have them removed. There are many different ways to remove skin tags, including:

Natural Skin Tag Removal

Most natural skin tag removal options have not been scientifically proven, while others can be downright dangerous. For instance, some people apply clear nail polish, which contains harmful ingredients. Other people use scissors or even nail clippers to clip off the skin tags.

All these options can cause infections or bleeding, so it is not advised.

Doctors Office Skin Tag Removal

A physician may recommend a ligation technique for skin tag removal, which involves tying a suturing thread around the base of the skin tag. This method cuts off circulation, which causes the skin tag to dry up and fall off.

Other methods used in the doctor’s office include cryotherapy, electrical cauterization or surgical removal.

Skin Clinic Skin Tag Removal

Professional skin clinics can remove skin tags, broken capillaries, ruby points, blotches and milia from most parts of the skin. Vasculyse treatment is a simple, yet effective method for treating skin tags.

Vasculyse Treatment for Skin Tags

Vasculyse treatment is non-invasive and pain free, and can ensure that broken capillaries and skin tags don’t return. The treatment uses a mild current that induces coagulation in the distended capillary, which is absorbed and eventually eliminated by the body.

A Vasculyse treatment session takes anywhere from five to fifteen minutes, and most conditions require from as little as one to three treatments.

Here at Bradford Skin Clinic, we only use the stylus tips once, to ensure your complete safety.

If you have skin tags and would like an assessment or Vasculyse treatment, please contact us today by calling (905) 775-SKIN (7546).