Skin Tags

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  • Skintag Commonly affected areas

    Commonly affected areas

    Skin tags can appear both on the body or face and are particularly common where there is skin friction, such as in the underarm, groin, neck or breasts.

  • General size of skin tags

    General size of skin tags

    Smaller skin tags are 2-3mm, but they can become 5mm or more, which is known as a ‘papilloma’.

  • Removal of skin tags

    Removal of skin tags

    Skin tags can be removed quickly and painlessly via laser treatment

  • Commonality of skin tags

    Commonality of skin tags

    They are not infectious at all but are a relatively common condition which is likely to affect millions of adults in Australia at some point in their lives.

  • Skintag Areas of development

    Areas of development

    Skin tags most commonly develop in creases or folds in the skin such as the neck or eye lid.

  • Regrowth of skin tags

    Regrowth of skin tags

    It is unlikely for skin tags to regrow after they are removed.

What are Skin Tags?

Talk to the Cosmetic Medical Clinic about our services for skin tag removal in Sydney. Skin Tags (acrochordon) are bits of flesh-coloured or darkly pigmented tissue that project from the surrounding skin.

Skin tags mainly occur on areas such as the neck, armpit, groin and eyelids and are thought to occur from skin friction, where skin rubs against skin or clothing. Skin Tags are benign skin growths that occur in 46% of the population, from toddlers to the elderly. Hormone elevations, such as those seen during pregnancy, may cause an increase in their formation.

Please contact us to discuss you needs further, or book in for a fee consultation where we can address the issues specific to the type/s of sun damage that you have.

Are they Harmful?

Skin tags are a type of harmless skin growth or tumour, but they are completely benign. They are generally not cancerous (malignant) and don’t become cancerous if left untreated. Tags are essentially harmless and do not have to be treated unless they are bothersome; those that are bothersome may be easily removed with a scalpel or laser cutting device. There are extremely rare instances where a tag may become precancerous or cancerous. Skin tag-like bumps that bleed, grow, or display multiple colours like pink, brown, red, or black can require a biopsy to exclude other causes like skin cancer.

Will removing a skin tag cause more to grow?

There is no evidence to suggest that skin tag removal will cause more tags to grow. Certain people are simply more prone to developing them, and may have new growths periodically.

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Will removing a skin tag cause more to grow?

There is no evidence to suggest that skin tag removal will cause more tags to grow. Certain people are simply more prone to developing them, and may have new growths periodically.

What problems do skin tags cause?

Except for the cosmetic appearance, these tiny growths generally cause no physical pain or discomfort. However, they can cause symptoms when repeatedly irritated, for example, by the collar or in the groin. Cosmetic skin tag removal for unsightly appearance is perhaps the most common reason they are removed. Occasionally, a tag may require removal because it has become irritated and red from bleeding (hemorrhage) or black from twisting and death of the skin tissue (necrosis). Sometimes, they may become snagged by clothing, jewelry, pets, or seat belts, causing pain or discomfort. Occasionally, a tag may spontaneously fall off without any pain or discomfort. This may occur after the tag has twisted on itself at the stalk base, interrupting the blood flow to the tag.

Skin tag removal options

The best methods for skin tag removal are either via scalpel or with a surgical laser. At the Cosmetic Medical Clinic in Sydney, we use a class leading CO2 laser to quickly and efficiently remove the skin tag with minimal bleeding. See our lesion removal page for more information.

To enquire about skin tag removal in Sydney at the Cosmetic Medical Clinic, call us or fill out the form below to send us an online enquiry. We would love the opportunity to organise an obligation and fee free consultation.

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