Skin Tag Removal
What is skin tag removal?
Skin tags are small brown or flesh-coloured growths (usually a few millimeters to 5cm in size) that hang from the surface of your skin. They are made of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin, and can look like warts or raised bumps. Although skin tags are common they are completely harmless, and they do not usually cause any pain or discomfort. However, they can snag on clothing or jewellery and bleed as a result, and can also lower your self esteem.
Why skin tags occur
Skin tags are made of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin. Collagen is a type of protein found throughout the body.
Both men and women can develop skin tags. They tend to occur in older people and people who are obese or have type 2 diabetes.
Pregnant women may also be more likely to develop skin tags as a result of changes in their hormone levels. Some people develop them for no apparent reason.
Skin tags tend to grow in the skin folds, where the skin rubs against itself, such as on the neck, armpits or groin. This is why they tend to affect overweight people who have excess folds of skin and skin chafing.
At Oceania, we offer the following methods of skin tag removal:
Excision Removal: Treatment is carried out under a local anaesthetic and is therefore painless. The skin tag is carefully cut away using a scalpel and will be completely removed, leaving only a small white or pink scar in its place.
Needle extraction: This system function to eliminate skin tags on the face and body through high frequency electrical coagulation. This system function by using a fine tip sterile needle which is promotes Direct Current to be passed through the skin vessels. Within minutes skin tags are treated and may fall off in the same day of treatment or within 3-4 days after treatment. This treatment is highly effective and is to be applied by professionals only.