Skin Tag Removal
Alazzo Med Spa is committed to making you feel beautiful no matter how small the detail. Skin tags are bothersome and often irritating if they get caught on clothing or jewelry. Don’t live with those annoying little tags any more. Let us quickly and safely remove those skin tags returning you to the smoother skin that you have grown to love.
Q: What is a skin tag?
A: A skin tag, also known as an acrochordon, cutaneous papilloma, cutaneous tag, fibroepithelial polyp, fibroma molluscum, fibroma pendulum, papilloma colli, soft fibroma, and Templeton skin tag, is a small tag of skin which may have a peduncle (stalk) – they look like a small piece of soft, hanging skin. Skin tags are very common and generally occur after midlife.
Q: What causes a skin tag to form?
A: Skin Tags are said to be caused by bunches of collagen and blood vessels which are trapped inside thicker bits of skin. They are believed to be the result of skin rubbing against skin. That is why they are generally found in skin creases and folds.
Q: Where do skin tags form?
A: Skin tags can appear on any part of the surface of the body (skin), but most typically exist in areas where skin may rub against skin, such as the:
- Axillae (armpits)
- Under the breasts
- Upper chest
Q: Are skin tags dangerous?
A: Skin tags are invariably benign – non cancerous – tumors of the skin which cause no symptoms, unless it is repeatedly rubbed or scratched, as may happen with clothing, jewelry, or when shaving.
Q: Why do some people get skin tags and others don’t?
A: Some people are more susceptible to tags, either because of their overweight, partly due to heredity, and often for unknown reasons. People with diabetes and pregnant women tend to be more prone to skin tags. Skin tags affect males and females equally.
Listed below are common risk factors enhancing the formation of skin tags.
- Pregnant women – most likely because of the hormones secreted.
- Individuals with diabetes.
- People with the human papilloma virus (low-risk HPV 6 and 11).
- Illegal steroid use – they interfere with the body and muscles, causing the collagen fibers in the skin to bond, allowing skin tags to be formed.
Regardless of your genetic history or factor for forming skin tags Alazzo Med Spa can resolve this annoying little problem. Using a clean environment and a medically trained professional skin tags are quickly removed. Skin tage removal for larger tags may require a local anesthetic which can be performed on site by a Nurse Practitioner.
Priced in 15-minute increments, we can quickly and efficiently return you to a smoother you!