Skin tags can be annoying and unsightly. They’re small, soft, harmless, and benign skin growths found on various parts of the body, including the neck, armpits, eyelids, and groin.
Though skin tags are harmless, many people want to get rid of them and will often use natural remedies or pay for cosmetic procedures. While there are various methods for removing these small flaps of tissue, laser treatment has gained popularity as a minimally invasive and effective solution for skin tag removal.
The procedure involves targeting the skin tag with a laser beam, which vaporizes the skin tag from the surface of the skin. Laser removal is generally quick, and you can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Understanding Skin Tags
Skin tags, scientifically known as acrochordons, are soft skin growths that often appear on the neck, armpits, eyelids, and other areas where skin rubs against skin.
While generally harmless, their appearance can be bothersome, leading some to seek various removal methods.
What Causes Skin Tags?
There’s no apparent cause of skin tags, but they may form when clusters of collagen and blood vessels become caught inside thicker portions of the skin.
Certain people appear to be predisposed to developing skin tags.
How Does Laser Skin Tag Removal Work?
Removing a skin tag with a laser provides various benefits.
Laser technology allows for precise targeting, ensuring that only the affected tissue is treated. This precision also reduces the risk of damaging surrounding healthy skin.
Unlike surgical procedures that involve cutting or excision, laser treatment is minimally invasive, meaning it’s less uncomfortable, minimally scarring, and offers a quicker recovery time.
Laser treatments for skin tags are usually quick and can often be performed in the office during a single visit.
Laser treatments are versatile and can be adapted to treat skin tags in various locations on the body, including sensitive areas like the face and neck.
Considerations & Limitations of Laser Treatment
While laser skin tag treatment is effective, it’s not for everyone.
There are various precautions to take before undergoing laser treatment. Before the procedure, you should consult a healthcare professional who will examine the skin tag to see if it’s suitable for laser treatment.
The effectiveness of this treatment can vary from person to person. Some individuals may experience complete removal of skin tags after one session, while others may require multiple sessions.
Laser treatments can be more expensive compared to other removal methods. You should weigh the cost against the convenience and benefits of laser technology.
Not Suitable for All Skin Types
Laser treatments may not be suitable for certain skin types or conditions. Consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial to determine the most appropriate treatment for your skin concerns.
Bid Farewell to Skin Tags
Laser treatment can be a promising option for removing skin tags. Our team at Zulu Medical Cosmetics can help determine an effective treatment plan for your skin tags based on your skin characteristics and concerns.
Book a consultation to go over your options today!