It is not fully clear why skin tags occur, though one theory is that they are a result of extra cells growing in the top layers of the skin. They tend to develop in places when the skin rubs against itself, usually appearing in the armpits, on the neck, around the groin, and under the breasts. It’s also quite common for them to appear on the face, usually on the lower eyelid. As skin tags are prone to form where there are folds of skin, they are likely to be experienced by people who are overweight. They grow both in men and women and are more common in older people and people living with type 2 diabetes.
While they are benign and harmless, and don’t lead to any other condition, they can be irritated by clothing and they might cause a lack of self-confidence if they are in a place that’s visible to others. So, if you have skin tags, you might want to look at skin tag removal.
The join with the skin can be very thin, so there might be a temptation to pull it off or to find other ways of removing them yourself at home. Skin tags have blood vessels, so if you were to try to cut one off, there will be some bleeding as well as a possible risk of infection, and it could leave your skin scarred. For these reasons, Secret Aesthetics would strongly advise against doing this. Instead, visit their experts at their luxury aesthetics clinic for a consultation, during which they will look at a solution that is right for you.
One option for skin tag removal is CryoPen®. This hand-held device emits extremely cold temperatures, which are created by nitrous oxide. The sub-zero temperatures destroy the skin tag through the formation of ice crystals, which freeze the skin tissue. The crystals then rupture the skin tag membrane, destroying its cells.
The fine nib of CryoPen® allows the targeting of skin tags with great accuracy, which ensures that there’s no damage to any of your healthy skin tissue, just the skin tag is removed. CryoPen® offers a permanent skin tag removal method that leaves no wound and no scarring, and that requires no downtime.
As well as being a safe and effective treatment for skin tag removal, CryoPen® is also a solution for other types of skin lesions, such as warts, age spots and sun spots, and milia (small, raised, pearly-white or yellowish bumps on your skin).
Cutera® are the pioneers of dermatological laser treatments. Secret Aesthetics use their machines as they are optimised for a range of applications, including skin tag removal, and are suitable to treat all skin types.
Our treatments for skin tags work best when used in combination with each other, and it is always Secret Aesthetics’ aim to provide an ideal and bespoke solution that works the best for your individual concerns. Please get in touch with us to schedule your consultation. You can call Secret Aesthetics on 0121 616 6023 to speak to a member of the friendly team. If you’d prefer, email them at email@example.com and they’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, it’s quick and easy to book online.