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Skin Tag Removal

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Skin tags are benign skin lesions. They are brown or flesh-coloured lesions that protrude from the surface of the skin usually by a few millimetres and they should not be confused with ‘moles’.  They are usually small in size, round, either oblong or stalked, with a smooth surface or cauliflower appearance. Their colour varies from brown to dark brown.

The papules are caused by HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) and most people, both men and women, develop papules after the age of 30. They can appear anywhere on the body but are typically found in areas where skin repeatedly rubs against itself, such as the armpits, groin, eyelids and neck. Some skin tags grow over time and can very occasionally become as large as 5 centimetres. After they occur, care must be taken not to injure the area or irritate it, as the papules multiply.

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Symptoms

Skin tags are mostly asymptomatic: except that they are unattractive, do not cause pain or other discomfort. They appear in various parts of the body, face, neck, armpits, under the chest, eyelids, groin. If they grow and multiply, they are likely to cause itching, burning sensation and touch pain, especially in the summer where there is severe sweating.

They are mainly removed for aesthetic purposes. If a change in their appearance occurs and the dermatologist wishes to exclude the possibility of malformation, he proceeds to removal for precautionary reasons.

Treatment

The removal is performed by resection and the procedure is simple, fast and relatively painless.

They are performed under local anesthesia and do not require hospitalization. They include the removal of all benign skin lesions. After removal, you can return home immediately after receiving wound healing instructions.

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