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SKIN TAGS REMOVAL

What are skin tags?

Skin tags are small growths on the skin that look a bit like warts. They are connected to the skin by a small, thin stalk.

Skin tags are common, especially as a person ages. They don’t cause any harm, but if you have a skin tag that is bothering you, you should talk to your doctor or our doctor in the clinic about having it removed.

They are usually less than 2mm in size, but they can grow much larger. They feel soft, and can be smooth and round, wrinkly and uneven, or look like a grain of rice. They can be flesh coloured or darker, sometimes dark blue.

If you ever notice a new spot or growth on your skin, you should always see your doctor or our doctor in the clinic to confirm what it is. Whether you should be checked for skin cancer.

Skin tags are made of collagen (a type of protein) and blood vessels surrounded by skin. They are usually found in the folds of the skin, for example, in the armpits, groin, thighs, eyelids, neck or under the breasts.

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Skin tags are small growths on the skin and are usually less than 2mm in size.

What are the symptoms of skin tags?

Most skin tags are painless and don’t cause any symptoms. But if they rub on clothing or jewellery, they may get sore and bleed.

Skin tags look different from warts and other benign skin lesions because of the small stalk that attaches them to the skin. Warts tend to be flat, while skin tags hang off the skin.

What causes skin tags?

Skin tags occur when extra cells grow in the top layers of the skin. They tend to develop when the skin rubs against itself, so are more common in people who are overweight and therefore have folds of skin.

They grow both in men and women and are more common in older people and people living with type 2 diabetes. Pregnant women are also more likely to develop skin tags, although they usually disappear after the baby is born.

How are skin tags treated?

Skin tags can drop off by themselves over time.

If you decide to have a skin tag removed — for example, because it is bothering you or you don’t like its appearance — talk to your doctor or our doctor in the clinic.

In our clinic, we have a special machine (Radio Wave Surgery - ellman Surgitron) that can remove your skin tag.

  • Minimal to no scarring

  • Precise incisions

  • Faster recovery

  • Is this treatment right for me?
    The Potenza RF microneedling treatment can treat a wide variety of skin concerns on the face and body. Potenza treats all skin types, anywhere on the body, anytime of year.
  • How long does the treatment take?
    Treatment times will vary on patient, area of the body being treated, penetration depth and number of passes, but most Potenza treatments are performed within 1 hour.
  • When will I see results?
    The elastin and collagen building typically takes place 4-6 weeks after treatment, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks after the last treatment. The number of passes and penetration to the skin will affect the results seen.
  • What is the benefit of microneedling treatments that use RF energy?
    Potenza delivers focused radiofrequency (RF) technology to heat your skin. Using RF technology will trigger your body's natural response to create an increased level of collagen and elastin production, resulting in an enhanced skin revitalisation treatment versus microneedling alone.
  • How does it work?
    The Potenza microneedling treatment uses ultrafine needles and radiofrequency (RF) energy to puncture the top layer of the skin and trigger the body's natural healing process to regenerate new collagen and elastin. Unlike some other skin revitalisation treatments, these treatments can be performed on all skin types, anywhere on the body and anytime of the year.
  • What is Tiger Tip technology?
    Potenza’s Tiger Tip needles eliminate the clinician’s need to essentially re-trace their steps, by providing them with the technology to perform both shallow and deep treatments at the same time, and tailor those treatments to individual skin types – meaning faster, more customized treatments.
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