Skin Tags

Skin Tags Removal in Bangalore

Skin tags are painless, benign skin growths. They are pieces of soft, dangling skin (either smooth or irregularly surfaced) that are connected by a thin stalk or fleshy peduncle to the skin surface. Initially, they show up as flattened pinhead bumps, and later they may grow bigger. Their diameter can range from 2mm to 1cm and some even become up to 5cm in size. Most commonly, they appear in people after midlife irrespective of their gender.

Some other names assigned to skin tags include cutaneous tag, acrochordon, fibroepithelial polyp, cutaneous papilloma, fibroma pendulum, fibroma molluscum, Templeton skin tags, and soft fibroma.

Those looking for skin tag removal in Bangalore can visit DNA Skin Clinic where effective treatment options are provided by Dr. Priyanka Reddy.

Common areas affected by Skin Tags

These can be found on any part of the body but especially the skin folds or creases such as:

  • Thighs
  • Groin
  • Armpits
  • Under breasts

  • Eyelids
  • Genitals
  • Upper chest
  • Neck (in case of papilloma colli)

Factors that cause Skin Tags

Various factors can trigger the formation of skin tags, including the following:

  • They may develop when a cluster of blood vessels and collagen becomes trapped inside the thicker skin’s portions.
  • They are commonly found in the body creases, it is because of the repeated scratching or rubbing of the skin against each other or the clothes and jewelry and sometimes while shaving.
  • In a few cases, the appearance of skin tags can be because of the genetic predisposition.
  • Skin tags may also happen more in people who are diabetic (known to be associated with hyperinsulinemia), obese/overweight, or pregnant (possibly because of hormonal fluctuations and high growth factor levels).
  • Other risk factors include hypertension, dyslipidemia (high cholesterol levels), infection by the human papillomavirus, and imbalance of s-e-x steroids.
  • Skin tags could be a sign of having more risk of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, and atherosclerosis.
  • Rarely, these can be associated with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Birt-Hogg- Dubé Syndrome.

To know in detail, please consult a dermatologist at DNA Skin Clinic, the best skin tag removal clinic in Bangalore. All the skin problems including skin tags are properly assessed and diagnosed by a qualified dermatologists in order to suggest the right course of treatments.

Best treatments for skin tags removal in Bangalore

Various over-the-counter available products can freeze the skin tag and make it fall off after 7 to 10 days, usually acting as the first line of treatment. But, it is recommended to seek medical advice before using these treatments to avoid any complications or side effects. The dermatological procedures offered at DNA Skin Clinic that can help remove skin tags include:

  • Cryotherapy In this treatment, super-cold liquid nitrogen is applied over the skin tag either with a spraying device or a cotton swab to freeze and destroy the cells in the skin growth. As it is targeted solely to the skin tags, there is no harm caused to the surrounding tissues. After the treatment, it usually takes 10-14 days for the skin tag to be transformed into a dry crust that eventually falls off by itself.
  • Surgical Removal This is an invasive procedure that requires numbing of the area to be treated by injecting local anesthesia. In this method, the skin tags are snipped off using special scissors or scalpel to get rid of it instantly. As the entire skin tag is removed, it is unlikely for them to grow back but new ones can still develop.
  • Electrocautery In this treatment, a cauterized wire having high-frequency electrical energy can be used to burn off the skin tag.
  • Laser Cautery This method involves the use of a pixelated or flat laser beam to transfer heat to the skin tag. The heat kills the targeted skin cells so that they fall off.
  • Ligation In this procedure, at the base of the skin tag, a surgical thread is tied in order to interrupt the blood supply to the skin cells. As a result, the skin tag dries and falls off.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q.1 When to consider Skin Tag removal?

Ans. Skin tags are not harmful as such and sometimes go unnoticed. In a few cases, the skin tags may rub off or fall off without causing pain. The larger skin tags can also get burst due to pressure. They are only a concern for cosmetic reasons. People who have prominent skin tags on their visible body parts or have discomfort because of their presence (i.e. when it begins to hurt or bother the individual) can opt for their removal. On the internet, there are many home remedies given promising removal of skin tags but the best is to go for the treatments recommended by certified dermatologists. Such home remedies may or may not suit a person. The removal of skin tags using over-the-counter products is also not advised because of the possible risks of bleeding and infection.

Q.2 How much does Skin Tag removal cost in Bangalore?

Ans. The exact cost of the skin tag removal treatment varies according to the number of skin tags to be removed and methods chosen for their removal. For more information, please feel free to schedule an appointment with Dr. Priyanka Reddy at DNA Skin Clinic.

Q. 3 Is it possible to prevent skin tags?

Ans. Some measures can be taken to reduce the chances of occurrence of skin tags but it can not be prevented completely. The following are a few precautions that one can take:

  • Maintain good health. Being obese or diabetic can make one more prone to skin tags.
  • Maintain skin health & keep it dry, especially the skin folds.
  • Wear comfortable clothes to avoid rubbing with the skin.
  • Also, choose jewellery pieces that do not scratch or pinch the skin.

Q. 4 How to find out the difference between a Skin Tag, Mole, and Wart?

Ans. Skin tags, moles and warts all are similar looking skin growths, hence, most people get confused. So here’s the basic difference: Skin tags usually hang from the skin surface while warts look like thick raised bumps on the skin and moles are flat.

Q. 5 Are Skin Tags contagious?

Ans. The answer is no. Warts can be contagious but skin tags are not.

Q. 6. Is it possible to remove a Skin Tag on my own?

Ans. It is possible but it is not recommended. Trying to cut of the skin tags on your own can lead to bleeding, infection and further aggravation of the problem. So, one should visit a dermatologist to find the right and safe treatment option.

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