Skin Tag Removal in Toronto

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Skin Tag Removal in Toronto
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What is a Skin Tag?

A skin tag, acrochordon, or soft fibroma is a common noncancerous, painless skin growth (benign tumor) that is loosely suspended by a short, thin stalk called a “peduncle.” It contains blood vessels and collagen tissue.

Skin tags typically occur among skin folds including, armpits, under the breasts, neck, eyelids, and groin. They can be either smooth or irregular.

Although skin tags are harmless, they can be irritating and not aesthetically desirable. This is why Lumiskins Dermatology Clinic provides you with safe, noninvasive procedures to remove skin tags in Toronto and help you regain your natural and desirable looks.

What Causes Skin Tag?

The exact cause of skin tags is unknown. However, several predisposing factors increase the risk of acquiring skin tags. They include:

  • Age– skin tags are more common as people age. They are more common in middle-aged people and tend to increase with age. They are rare in children and infants, but they can occur around the neck area or underarm due to rubbing of the skin.
  • Pregnancy– Pregnant women have high levels of hormones and gain weight, which increases skin tag occurrence. Numerous skin tags in pregnant women, rarely, can be a sign of an endocrine problem or hormonal imbalance.
  • Weight– skin tags are more common in overweight or obese people. They are usually present in large numbers.
  • Family history– if you have several family members who have skin tags, then you’re at a higher risk of getting one
  • Underlying Conditions– According to research, certain diseases such as HPV and insulin resistance increase the risk of acquiring skin tags. A study done in 2010 using 37 skin tags from different parts of the body found that almost 50 perfect of these tags had HPV DNA in them.
  • Genetic mutation– skin tags can also be rarely linked to rare genetic conditions, including Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) and Polycystic ovary syndrome.

Note: If you have a skin growth that itches, bleeds or keeps changing color, get in touch with your doctor immediately. It may be a sign of a severe condition, including skin cancer.

Skin Tag Removal Methods in Toronto

Most skin tags are not a cause for alarm. However, they can be a nuisance, unappealing, and stubborn. In this case, they can be removed for cosmetic purposes and to eliminate the irritation they cause. Although there are many home remedies that you can utilize to remove them, you should consult an expert before trying to remove your skin tags. One of the reasons you should seek an expert dermatologist is because most home remedies fail and leave you disappointed. Another reason is that there are safer and sure ways of removing skin tags.
At Lumiskins, we utilize the best and most advanced skin tag removal techniques. They leave you with minimal to no scarring and restore your natural look. Our skin tag removal methods include:
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Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy is the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin tags. The application of liquid nitrogen on the skin tags needs to be precise to avoid damaging nearby skin tissues or leaving unwanted scars. Luckily, our dermatologists are well trained and experienced when it comes to this procedure.

Contact us for more information about skin tag removal in Toronto using cryotherapy.

Electrocautery

Electrocautery, or thermal cautery, is the utilization of direct or pulsed electric current to heat a resistant metallic wire electrode. The heated electrode is then placed on the skin tag to bring about tissue destruction.

At Lumiskins, this method is the most utilized to remove skin tags.

Benefits of Skin Tag Removal

  • Restores your natural aesthetic look as minimal to no blemishes are left after recovery
  • Boosts your self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Eliminates the rare chance of your benign skin tag getting malignant (Cancerous)
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Skin Tag Removal
Frequently Asked Questions

The skin tag removal procedures mentioned above, i.e., cryotherapy and electrocautery, lead to the destruction and elimination of the skin tag tissue. If the procedures are done by a professional, minimal to no scarring occur.

Book an appointment with us, get examined, and the suitable procedure as per your skin tags will be explained in detail.

The noninvasive procedures that we utilize at Lumiskins ensure total destruction of the skin tag tissue (Blood vessels and Collagen). Therefore, the skin tags removed have a minimal to zero chance of recurring. However, skin tags associated with underlying conditions such as genetic mutations, obesity, and insulin resistance can recur at different sites (Rarely at the same sight).

The time taken during skin tag removal depends on the type of procedure, the number of skin tags, and the size of the skin tags. Also, depending on the size of skin tags, one may require more than one visit to our clinic.

Book an appointment to learn how long your skin tag procedure will take.

A local anesthetic is normally applied during skin tag removal. A skin tag procedure such as electrocautery involves burning of the skin tag tissue, which is painful if done without numbing the target area first.

At Lumiskins, our clients’ happiness and comfort come first. Book an appointment and get a painless, noninvasive skin tag removal.

The skin tag removal procedures utilized at Lumiskins are noninvasive. This means that you can get back to work the day after the procedure.

However, in cases where the skin tags are in sensitive areas, you can take more time to recover. On average, full recovery takes up to ten days.

Because our procedures are non-surgical, you can get back to your regular exercise the day after undergoing the skin tag removal procedure. However, if the skin tag removed was in a sensitive area that can affect your performance, you should wait for a full recovery.

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