treat any clients under
the age of 18.
Skin Tags are harmless growths of skin on the body and are not usually a form of skin cancer, which is common misconception! Yet when they appear, they can sometimes impact our confidence and make us not feel our best. Men and women can develop Skin Tags, and their quantity and what area they’re found on, varies depending on the individual. Often, they occur most in places where the skin folds or creases, like the eye lids and armpits. Sometimes being prone to Skin Tags is hereditary and can also be found more on people who are pregnant, have Type 2 diabetes or overweight.
What are Skin Tags?
Skin Tags are very common and are usually nothing to worry about. They are small, raised areas of loose skin that vary in colour and size, ranging anything from a few millimetres to 2 inches wide and can look flesh coloured to red or brown. They usually hang off the skin and are usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin and under the breasts. They can also grow on the eyelids and under the folds of the buttocks.
What do Skin Tags look like?
- Skin Tag under armCherry spots
- Skin Tag on backSkin Tag on eyes
Why do I get Skin Tags?
Skin Tags occur because of friction. This can be from skin rubbing on clothing, accessories and even from rubbing against other parts of skin. Overweight people are commonly known to develop skin tags as they have excess folds in the skin and prone to skin chafing. People with diabetes can also be affected too as Skin Tags develop due to higher levels of insulin in the body and as diabetics overproduce insulin, both conditions can be prevalent together. Clothing and some accessories, like necklaces, can also cause Skin Tags too. Men who wear shirts often, for instance, have a higher chance of getting them, as their high collars can rub against the skin and loosen it – causing irregular skin growth.
How can I get rid of my Skin Tags?
At DestinationSkin, we use a form of Laser Removal to treat Skin Tags. Advanced Electrolysis is the laser technology we implement when performing the treatment as it uses a fine, high intensity current to remove the tag bothering you. It is a low pain intensity treatment and a session usually takes up to half an hour, so you can get your skin tags removed in thirty minutes – woo!
How much does Skin Tag treatment cost?
|Course of 3 treatments|
| ADVANCED ELECTROLYSIS FOR SKIN IMPERFECTIONS|
A quick and highly effective treatment to treat a variety of minor skin ailments including skin tags, milia (milk spots), cherry spots and veins.
| IPL & LASER TREATMENTS |
Advanced laser therapy stimulates collagen within your skin, leaving you with a fresher, younger looking complexion.
|MICRO-NEEDLING (Genuine Dermaroller and Electronic Dermastamp)|
A highly effective treatment using a small handheld device that stimulates collagen and your body's own natural response to regenerating cells in a targeted area. Great for stretch marks, scarring and post-trauma pigmentation/skin blemishes.
A quick non-invasive exfoliating treatment that removes dead skin cells to remove skin imperfections and improve skin texture.
|SKIN RE-SURFACERS & CHEMICAL SKIN PEELS|
Skin resurfacers & chemical skin peels, offer a highly effective solution to tackling skin concerns on the body. Using active ingredients to help calm inflammation, control bacteria and clear surface oil, leaving you with clear blemish free skin.
Q: Is Advanced Electrolysis for Skin Tags painful?
A: This treatment is a very quick and simple process and there is no need for numbing cream or topical anaesthetic. You can expect it being as painful as a bee sting, which will only last a few seconds. As the Skin Tag dries you will begin to feel it less and less.
Q: Will it scar?
A: Definitely not. When Skin Tags are removed, there will be a small mark where the tag used to be, which will fade away and disappear over time and be helped will products like aloe vera or BioOil.
Our tips for aftercare
After your treatment, please keep the area clean and apply antiseptic 2/3 times a day for 5 days following the session. It is also very important not touch the treated area and avoid wearing anything that could aggravate it.
We recommend wearing loose clothing in the following days after. When treating larger Skin Tags, there is a chance that the tag will dry up and fall off in 5-10 days after the treatment. Also, we recommend you occasionally take a break from wearing necklaces or wearing high collars to prevent additional Skin Tags from forming.
If you suddenly develop lots of Skin Tags seek medical advice from a health care professional, as this can be an indicator of type 2 diabetes or, in very rare cases, a form of skin cancer. The health care professional will provide advice and a full diagnosis of treatment.
What our clients say
Going to skin clinics is a first for me, and I must say, Destination Skin did not disappoint. All the staff was friendly yet professional and really put me at ease. I have had their facials and about to start my laser hair removal course with them. They really do discuss your skin’s needs and cater different treatments according to any skin concerns you have.