Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Causes And Treatment For Skin Tags

Skin tags, also known by other names such as cutaneous tags, acrochordon, or Templeton skin tags, are the small growths that protrude out of the skin. These are common benign tumors that are connected to the skin surface by a short, thin stalk called peduncle. Skin tags vary in size and color and can appear anywhere on the body but are profoundly found in the places where the skin folds, such as the neck, armpit, eyelids, thighs, etc. The frequency of their occurrence increases after midlife, and they affect both men and women equally.

Most of the skin tags go unnoticed unless they are formed in a prominent place. They have a flattened or irregular structure and range in size from 2 mm – 5 cm. Few skin tags fall off by themselves, and others require treatments for removal.

The exact causes of skin tags are not known, but they can be caused due to the blood vessels that get trapped inside the skin. They can also be developed due to the skin rubbing on the already affected areas. The appearance of skin tags are more common in 

  • Overweight or obese people
  • Women during pregnancy due to hormonal changes
  • People with diabetes due to insulin resistance
  • HPV infection
  • Hereditary

Even though skin tags are harmless when developed on prominent visible locations are not aesthetically appealing. It is not recommended to remove skin tags using home remedies or over the counter medication as it causes heavy bleeding. It is always suggested to consult a doctor and remove them using appropriate techniques. Different treatment methods available to remove skin tags are

  • CRYOSURGERY - It is a procedure where liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the skin tag by destroying the growth of the cells. The dead tissue falls off within a week of the treatment.
  • CAUTERIZATION – The procedure is conducted under anesthesia, where the heat generated from the electrolysis is passed on to the needle that is placed on the skin tag.
  • LIGATION – In this procedure, the blood supply to the tag is interrupted with the help of a medical thread or band.
  • EXCISION – The skin tag is completely cut out with the help of a scalpel. The procedure is done under anesthesia.

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Reviewed By: Dr Sajjan R Agarwal
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Friday, October 11, 2019

Revitalize The Beauty With Laser Skin Resurfacing

The skin surface could easily get damaged with too much exposure to sunlight, pollution, aging, and acne. Laser resurfacing can refresh one’s skin by removing wrinkles, marks, scars, and lines. Laser skin resurfacing removes the damaged skin layer by layer and makes the skin look younger and healthier.

A Quick Look Into The Types Of Lasers

There are two lasers mainly used for laser skin resurfacing procedure:
  • CO2 Laser Resurfacing - This method treats age spots, wrinkles, lines, uneven color tones, and other skin damages without affecting the surrounding skin layers.
  • Erbium Laser Resurfacing - This method works better for people with darker skin. This could remove deep lines, wrinkles from the face, and neck without affecting the surrounding skin layers.

Simple laser treatment for a few scars and marks would take 30-45 minutes, whereas, for the whole face, it will take 2-3 hours. For small areas, the doctor would numb those skin layers, and anaesthesia would be given if the entire face needs to be treated.

Benefits Of Laser Treatment:

  • Improvement of appearance of the skin.
  • Skin pigmentation would be reduced.
  • Minimizes the sun damage, acne, and other skin issues to give more youthful look.
  • It makes the skin healthier.

Tips To Do After Laser Treatment

  • Avoid outdoor activities during day time
  • Apply ointment as prescribed by the doctor after the treatment
  • Sleeping on an extra pillow can help reduce swelling
  • Take the medication as prescribed by the doctor
  • Keep your skin moisturized
  • Apply sunscreen while going out

Minor manageable side effects can occur for a short period of time. The skin texture and pigmentation will be improved within a few days after the treatment. The results of laser skin resurfacing are permanent. At Rama Skin Clinic, the doctor and the team provide the best solutions for all skin types.
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