After a local anaesthetic injection, Radiofrequency energy is applied to the lesion using our gold standard Surgitron device. The resistance to the flow of this energy causes the energy beam to concentrate to 100-1000x more precise than a scalpel. The lesion is shaved to the level of the upper dermis (the second layer of the skin). This then heals like a graze in 2 to 4 weeks. Think of it similar to the scar free healing experienced after you grazed your knee when you were young.
Scarring is minimal to nil on the face. The risk of scarring increases depending on the treated area. Those further towards the hands and feet have a higher risk of scarring. The Skin Tag Removal Sydney laser procedure itself takes 5 minutes, with minimal to no pain.
The area may need to be dressed for between 3 and 7 days, and an antibiotic ointment may be applied to help the skin heal correctly without contamination.
The team at Contour Clinics can also improve the appearance of your skin by way of chemical peels, needling and laser skin resurfacing on the face, neck and body. This will allow you to achieve the smooth, flawless look you’ve always dreamed of, building your confidence and helping you to feel great.
Who Is This Treatment Suitable For?
Skin tags develop in both men and women when extra cells grow in the top layers of the skin and are most commonly caused by friction.
Some people may be more susceptible to developing skin tags and therefore seek Skin Tag Treatment. Skin tags are more common among people who are overweight due to increased friction within skin folds. Skin tags are also extremely common in elderly people and those who live with diabetes which is why a healthy diet and lifestyle with a balanced blood sugar level can also prevent skin tags from forming. In other cases, they also may develop due to hormonal changes and increased levels of growth factors, and in rare cases can be a sign of hormonal imbalance. Dermatologoists have also found that skin tags also comprise of a genetic component resulting in those with parents who have or had skin tags being more likely to get them. Pregnancy can also contribute to the development of skin tags.
Skin tags are very common, with most people experiencing at least one at some point in their life. Fortunately, they are incredibly easy to remove in the hands of an experienced Contour Clinics doctor.
Where Are Skin Tags Commonly Found?
Skin tags are most commonly found in the creases or folds of the skin where there is increased friction from the rubbing of skin. They are more common in adults are found in areas such as the the neck and armpits. Other areas include inner thighs, buttock and groin folds, eyelid, chest, back and under the breasts. Skin tags do not cause pain but they can become irritated or even bleed if anything, such as clothing or jewellery, rubs on them.